Psalm 34

1 [A melody] of David, when he disguised his sanity before Abimʹelech, who drove him away, and he left.
I will praise Jehovah at all times; His praise will be on my lips constantly.

2 I will boast in Jehovah; The meek will hear and rejoice.

3 Magnify Jehovah along with me; Let us exalt his name together.

4 I inquired of Jehovah, and he answered me. He rescued me from all my fears.

5 Those who looked to him became radiant; Their faces could not be put to shame.

6 This lowly one called, and Jehovah heard. He saved him from all his distresses.

7 The angel of Jehovah camps all around those fearing Him, And he rescues them.

8 Taste and see that Jehovah is good; Happy is the man who takes refuge in him.

9 Fear Jehovah, all you his holy ones, For those who fear him lack nothing.

10 Even strong young lions have been reduced to hunger, But those seeking Jehovah will lack nothing good.

11 Come, my sons, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.

12 Who among you takes pleasure in life And would love to see many good days?

13 Then guard your tongue from what is bad, Your lips from speaking deception.

14 Turn away from what is bad and do what is good; Seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of Jehovah are on the righteous, And his ears listen to their cry for help.

16 But the face of Jehovah is against those doing what is bad, To erase all memory of them from the earth.

17 They cried out, and Jehovah heard; He rescued them from all their distresses.

18 Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.

19 Many are the hardships of the righteous one, But Jehovah rescues him from them all.

20 He is guarding all his bones; Not one of them has been broken.

21 Disaster will put the wicked to death; Those hating the righteous will be found guilty.

22 Jehovah is redeeming the life of his servants; None of those taking refuge in him will be found guilty.