The Lord Delivers the Righteous
Concerning David, when he pretended to be insane in the presence of Abimelech, # Probably Achish, king of Gath #1Sm 21:10-15 who drove him out, and he departed.
1I # The lines of this poem form an acrostic. will praise the Lord at all times;
His praise will always be on my lips. #Ps 71:6Eph 5:20
2I will boast in the Lord; #Ps 44:8Jr 9:241Co 1:31
the humble will hear and be glad. #Ps 69:32
3Proclaim Yahweh’s greatness with me; #Lk 1:46
let us exalt His name together. #Ps 69:30
4I sought the Lord, and He answered me
and delivered me from all my fears. #Ps 34:6
5Those who look to Him are # Some Hb mss, LXX, Aq, Syr, Jer read Look to Him and be radiant with joy; #Is 60:5
their faces will never be ashamed. #Ps 25:3
6This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him from all his troubles. #Ps 34:4
7The Angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear Him, and rescues them. #Ps 91:11Heb 1:14
8Taste and see that the Lord is good. #1Pt 2:3
How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him! #Ps 2:12
9You who are His holy ones, fear Yahweh,
for those who fear Him lack nothing. #Ps 23:1
10Young lions # LXX, Syr, Vg read The rich lack food and go hungry, #Jb 4:10-11
but those who seek the Lord
will not lack any good thing. #Ps 84:11
11Come, children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord. #Ps 66:16|NoBook| 111:10
12Who is the man who delights in life,
loving a long life to enjoy what is good? #Ec 3:13|NoBook| 6:6
13Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from deceitful speech. #Ps 39:1|NoBook| 141:3Pr 13:3Jms 1:26
14Turn away from evil and do what is good; #Ps 37:27Is 1:16-17
seek peace and pursue it. #Rm 14:19Heb 12:14
15The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and His ears are open to their cry for help. #Jb 36:7Ps 33:181Pt 3:12
16The face of the Lord is set
against those who do what is evil, #1Pt 3:10-12
to erase # Or cut off all memory of them from the earth. #Am 9:4
17The righteous # Lit They cry out, and the Lord hears,
and delivers them from all their troubles. #Ps 145:19
18The Lord is near the brokenhearted;
He saves those crushed in spirit. #Ps 51:17|NoBook| 147:3Is 61:1
19Many adversities come to the one who is righteous,
but the Lord delivers him from them all. #Ps 71:202Tm 3:11-12
20He protects all his bones;
not one of them is broken. #Jn 19:33
21Evil brings death to the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be punished. #Ps 94:23|NoBook| 140:11Pr 24:16
22The Lord redeems the life of His servants,
and all who take refuge in Him will not be punished. #Ps 37:40Rm 8:33-34
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