The Happiness of Those Who Trust in God
A Psalm of David #1 Sam. 21:10–15when he pretended madness before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.
1I will #(Eph. 5:20; 1 Thess. 5:18)bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
3Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
4I #(2 Chr. 15:2; Ps. 9:10; Matt. 7:7; Luke 11:9)sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
5They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
6This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
7#(Ps. 91:11); Dan. 6:22The angel of the Lord #2 Kin. 6:17encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.
8Oh, #Ps. 119:103; (Heb. 6:5); 1 Pet. 2:3taste and see that the Lord is good;
#Ps. 2:12Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
9Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
10The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
#(Ps. 84:11)But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
11Come, you children, listen to me;
#Ps. 32:8I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12#(1 Pet. 3:10–12)Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
13Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking #(Eph. 4:25)deceit.
14#Ps. 37:27; Is. 1:16, 17Depart from evil and do good;
#(Rom. 14:19; Heb. 12:14)Seek peace and pursue it.
15#Job 36:7; (Ps. 33:18)The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
16#Lev. 17:10; Jer. 44:11; Amos 9:4The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
#Job 18:17; Ps. 9:6; 109:15; (Prov. 10:7)To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17The righteous cry out, and #Ps. 34:6; 145:19the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18#(Ps. 145:18)The Lord is near #Ps. 51:17; (Is. 57:15)to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
19#Prov. 24:16Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
#Ps. 34:4, 6, 17But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20He guards all his bones;
#John 19:33, 36Not one of them is broken.
21#Ps. 94:23; 140:11; Prov. 24:16Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
22The Lord #1 Kin. 1:29redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.