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Psalms 34

Psalm 34
The Lord Delivers the Righteous
Concerning David, when he pretended to be insane in the presence of Abimelech,#1Sm 21:10–15 who drove him out, and he departed.
1I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.#Ps 71:6; Eph 5:20
2I will boast in the Lord;#Ps 44:8; Is 41:16; Jr 9:24; 1Co 1:31; 2Co 10:17; Gl 6:14; Php 3:3
the humble will hear and be glad.#Ps 69:32
3Proclaim the Lord’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 rescued me from all my fears.#Ps 34:6,17,19
5Those who look to him are#34:5 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 91:11; Heb 1:14
8Taste and see that the Lord is good.#1Pt 2:3
How happy is the person who takes refuge in him!#Ps 2:12
9You who are his holy ones, fear the Lord,
for those who fear him lack nothing.#Ps 23:1
10Young lions#34:10 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.#Dt 4:10; 31:12–13; Ps 66:16; 111:10
12Who is someone who desires life,
loving a long life to enjoy what is good?#Ec 3:13; 6:6
13Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from deceitful speech.#Ps 39:1; 141:3; Pr 13:3; Jms 1:26
14Turn away from evil and do what is good;#Ps 37:27; Is 1:16–17
seek peace and pursue it.#Rm 14:19; Heb 12:14
15The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their cry for help.#Jb 36:7; Ps 33:18; 1Pt 3:12
16The face of the Lord is set
against those who do what is evil,#1Pt 3:10–12
to remove#34:16 Or cut off all memory of them from the earth.#Am 9:4
17The righteous#34:17 Lit They cry out, and the Lord hears,
and rescues them from all their troubles.#Ps 145:19
18The Lord is near the brokenhearted;
he saves those crushed in spirit.#Ps 51:17; 147:3; Is 61:1
19One who is righteous has many adversities,
but the Lord rescues him from them all.#Ps 71:20; 2Tm 3:11–12
20He protects all his bones;
not one of them is broken.#Jn 19:33,36
21Evil brings death to the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be punished.#Ps 94:23; 140:11; Pr 24:16
22The Lord redeems the life of his servants,
and all who take refuge in him will not be punished.#Ps 37:40; Rm 8:33–34

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