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Psalm 34 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Happiness of Those Who Trust in God
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:1 - A Psalm of David when he pretended madness 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:2 - My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:3 - Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:4 - I sought the LORD, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:5 - They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:6 - This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:7 - The angel[fn] of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:8 - Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:9 - Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:10 - The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:11 - Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:12 - Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:13 - Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:14 - Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:15 - The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:16 - The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:17 - The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:18 - The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:19 - Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:20 - He guards all his bones;
Not one of them is broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:21 - Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:22 - The LORD redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.
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