1By David, when he pretended to be insane before Avimelekh, who then drove him away; so he left:
2I will bless Adonai at all times;
his praise will always be in my mouth.
3When I boast, it will be about Adonai;
the humble will hear of it and be glad.
4Proclaim with me the greatness of Adonai;
let us exalt his name together.
5I sought Adonai, and he answered me;
he rescued me from everything I feared.
6They looked to him and grew radiant;
their faces will never blush for shame.
7This poor man cried; Adonai heard
and saved him from all his troubles.
8The angel of Adonai, who encamps
around those who fear him, delivers them.
9Taste, and see that Adonai is good.
How blessed are those who take refuge in him!
10Fear Adonai, you holy ones of his,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
11Young lions can be needy, they can go hungry,
but those who seek Adonai lack nothing good.
12Come, children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of Adonai.
13Which of you takes pleasure in living?
Who wants a long life to see good things?
14[If you do,] keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from deceiving talk;
15turn from evil, and do good;
seek peace, go after it!
16The eyes of Adonai watch over the righteous,
and his ears are open to their cry.
17But the face of Adonai opposes those who do evil,
to cut off all memory of them from the earth.
18[The righteous] cried out, and Adonai heard,
and he saved them from all their troubles.
19Adonai is near those with broken hearts;
he saves those whose spirit is crushed.
20The righteous person suffers many evils,
but Adonai rescues him out of them all.
21He protects all his bones;
not one of them gets broken.
22Evil will kill the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
23But Adonai redeems his servants;
no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.