Psalm 34



The Lord Delivers The Righteous

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

1 {A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.} I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise will be in my mouth continuously.

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

2 My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice.

2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

2 My soul will glorify the LORD; the humble will hear about it and rejoice.

2 My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad.

3 O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.

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

3 Magnify the LORD with me! Let us lift up his name together!

3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.

4 I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.

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

4 I sought the LORD and he answered me; he delivered me from all of my fears.

4 I sought (inquired of) the Lord and required Him [of necessity and on the authority of His Word], and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

5 They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces will never be ashamed.

5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

5 Look to him and be radiant; and you will not be ashamed.

5 They looked to Him and were radiant; their faces shall never blush for shame or be confused.

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

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

6 This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard and delivered him from all of his distress.

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

7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.

7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

7 The angel of the LORD surrounds those who fear him, and he delivers them.

7 The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe] and each of them He delivers.

8 O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

8 Taste and see that the LORD is good! How blessed is the person who trusts in him!

8 O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.

9 O fear the LORD, you His saints; For to those who fear Him there is no want.

9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

9 Fear the LORD, you holy ones of his; for those who fear him lack nothing.

9 O fear the Lord, you His saints [revere and worship Him]! For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear.

10 The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

10 Young lions lack and go hungry, but those who seek the LORD will never lack any good thing.

10 The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing.

11 Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

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

11 Come, children, listen to me, and I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

11 Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you to revere and worshipfully fear the Lord.

12 Who is the man who desires life And loves length of days that he may see good?

12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

12 Who among you desires life, and wants long life in order to see good?

12 What man is he who desires life and longs for many days, that he may see good?

13 Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.

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

13 Then keep your tongue from doing evil and your lips from spreading lies.

13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

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

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

14 Avoid evil and do good! Seek peace and pursue it!

14 Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!

15 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.

15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

15 The LORD looks on the righteous, and he listens to their cries.

15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly] righteous and His ears are open to their cry.

16 The face of the LORD is against evildoers, To cut off the memory of them from the earth.

16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

16 The face of the LORD is set against those who do evil, and he will remove people's recollection of them from the earth.

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

17 The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles.

17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

17 The LORD hears those who cry out, and he delivers them from all their distress.

17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles.

18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, and he delivers those whose spirit has been crushed.

18 The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent.

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

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

19 A righteous person will have many troubles, but the LORD will deliver him from them all.

19 Many evils confront the [consistently] righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

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

20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

20 God protects all his bones; not one of them will be broken.

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

21 Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.

21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

21 Evil will kill the wicked; those who hate the righteous will be held guilty.

21 Evil shall cause the death of the wicked; and they who hate the just and righteous shall be held guilty and shall be condemned.

22 The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.

22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

22 The LORD redeems the lives of his servants; and none of those who trust in him will be held guilty. Davidic

22 The Lord redeems the lives of His servants, and none of those who take refuge and trust in Him shall be condemned or held guilty.



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