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PSALM 34
A Psalm of David; when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.
1I will bless Jehovah at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2My soul shall make its boast in Jehovah: the meek shall hear, and rejoice. 3Magnify Jehovah with me, and let us exalt his name together. 4I sought Jehovah, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. 5They looked unto him, and were enlightened, and their faces were not confounded. 6This afflicted one called, and Jehovah heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. 7The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. 8Taste and see that Jehovah is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him! 9Fear Jehovah, ye his saints; for there is no want to them that fear him. 10The young lions are in need and suffer hunger; but they that seek Jehovah shall not want any good.
11Come, ye sons, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah. 12What man is he that desireth life, and loveth days, that he may see good? 13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile; 14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous, and his ears are toward their cry; 16The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth: 17The righteous cry, and Jehovah heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 18Jehovah is nigh to those that are of a broken heart, and saveth them that are of a contrite spirit. 19Many are the adversities of the righteous, but Jehovah delivereth him out of them all: 20He keepeth all his bones; not one of them is broken. 21Evil shall destroy the wicked; and they that hate the righteous shall bear their guilt. 22Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants; and none of them that trust in him shall bear guilt.