Psalms 34

1 I will bless LORD at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2 My soul shall make her boast in LORD. The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.

3 O magnify LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

4 I sought LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

5 They looked to him, and were radiant, and their faces shall never be confounded.

6 This poor man cried, and LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

7 The agent of LORD encamps round about those who fear him, and delivers them.

8 O taste and see that LORD is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

9 O fear LORD, ye his sanctified, for there is no want to those who fear him.

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but those who seek LORD shall not want any good thing.

11 Come, ye children, hearken to me. I will teach you the fear of LORD.

12 What man is he who desires life, and loves [many] days, that he may see good?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking deceit.

14 Depart from evil, and do good. Seek peace, and pursue it.

15 The eyes of LORD are toward the righteous, and his ears are [open] to their prayer (LXX/NT).

16 (The face of LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.)

17 They cried, and LORD heard, and delivered them out of all their troubles.

18 LORD is near to those who are of a broken heart, and saves such as are of a contrite spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but LORD delivers him out of them all.

20 He keeps all his bones. Not one of them is broken.

21 Evil shall kill the wicked, and those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.

22 LORD redeems the soul of his servants, and none of those who take refuge in him shall be condemned.