Psalm 34

English Standard Version

1 [1] Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. (1Sa 21:10; 1Sa 21:12; 1Sa 21:13; 1Sa 21:14; Eph 5:20; 1Th 5:18)2 My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. (1Sa 2:1; Ps 44:8; Ps 119:74; Jer 9:24)3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! (Ps 35:27; Ps 40:16; Ps 69:30; Ps 70:4; Lu 1:46)4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. (2Ch 15:2; Mt 7:7)5 Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. (Ps 4:6; Isa 60:5)6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. (2Sa 22:1; Ps 34:15; Ps 34:17; Ps 34:19)7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. (Ge 32:1; 2Ki 6:17; Da 6:22; Heb 1:14)8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! (Ps 2:12; Ps 100:5; Heb 6:5; 1Pe 2:3)9 Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. (Job 4:10; Ps 84:11)11 Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. (Ps 32:8; Ps 66:16)12 What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? (Ec 3:13; Ec 6:6; 1Pe 3:10)13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. (Ps 15:3; Ps 39:1; Ps 141:3; Pr 13:3; Pr 21:23; Joh 1:47; Jas 1:26; Jas 3:2; 1Pe 2:1; 1Pe 2:22; Re 14:5)14 Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. (Job 28:28; Ps 37:27; Isa 1:16; Ro 12:18; Ro 14:19; Heb 12:14)15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry. (Ps 33:18; Ps 34:6; Ps 34:8; Ps 145:18; Joh 9:31)16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. (Ps 21:10; Jer 44:11; Am 9:4)17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. (Ps 34:15)18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. (Ps 51:17; Ps 147:3; Isa 57:15; Isa 61:1; Isa 66:2; Lu 15:17)19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. (Ps 34:6; Ps 34:17; Ps 34:22; Ac 12:11; 2Ti 3:11)20 He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken. (Joh 19:36)21 Affliction will slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. (Ps 7:15; Ps 94:23; Pr 24:16)22 The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned. (Ps 25:22; Ro 8:33)