Psalms 34:9

9 Fear the LORD, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.

Psalms 34:9 in Other Translations

9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
9 Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!
9 Fear the LORD, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need.
9 Worship God if you want the best; worship opens doors to all his goodness.
9 Fear the Lord, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing.

Psalms 34:9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 34:9

O fear the Lord, ye his saints
Who are sanctified by his Spirit, and so are openly and manifestly his; these are exhorted to fear the Lord with reverence and godly fear; and great reason there is why they should fear him, since he is King of saints, and fear is due to him from them; and seeing they have received many instances of grace and goodness from him, and therefore should fear him for his goodness's sake; and besides they, and they only, know him, and have the grace of fear in them, and so only can exercise it on him;

for [there is] no want to them that fear him;
not in spirituals, since so much goodness is laid up for them; the heart of God is towards them, his secret is with them, his eye is upon them, and the sun of righteousness arises on them; and both grace and glory are given to them; nor in temporals, since godliness, or the fear of God, has the promise of this life, as well as of that which is to come.

Psalms 34:9 In-Context

7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the LORD, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 6:13; Revelation 14:7
  • 2. S Psalms 23:1
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