Psalm 34:1-22

Of David, when he disguised his sanity+ before A·bimʹe·lech, who drove him away, and he left. א [Aleph] 34  I will praise Jehovah at all times;His praise will be on my lips constantly. ב [Beth]   I* will boast in Jehovah;+The meek will hear and rejoice. ג [Gimel]   Magnify Jehovah along with me;+Let us exalt his name together. ד [Daleth]   I inquired of Jehovah, and he answered me.+ He rescued me from all my fears.+ ה [He]   Those who looked to him became radiant;Their faces could not be put to shame. ז [Zayin]   This lowly one called, and Jehovah heard. He saved him from all his distresses.+ ח [Heth]   The angel of Jehovah camps all around those fearing Him,+And he rescues them.+ ט [Teth]   Taste and see that Jehovah is good;+Happy is the man who takes refuge in him. י [Yod]   Fear Jehovah, all you his holy ones,For those who fear him lack nothing.+ כ [Kaph] 10  Even strong young lions* have been reduced to hunger,But those seeking Jehovah will lack nothing good.+ ל [Lamed] 11  Come, my sons, listen to me;I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.+ מ [Mem] 12  Who among you takes pleasure in lifeAnd would love to see many good days?+ נ [Nun] 13  Then guard your tongue from what is bad,+Your lips from speaking deception.+ ס [Samekh] 14  Turn away from what is bad and do what is good;+Seek peace and pursue it.+ ע [Ayin] 15  The eyes of Jehovah are on the righteous,+And his ears listen to their cry for help.+ פ [Pe] 16  But the face of Jehovah is against those doing what is bad,To erase all memory of them from the earth.+ צ [Tsade] 17  They cried out, and Jehovah heard;+He rescued them from all their distresses.+ ק [Qoph] 18  Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;+He saves those who are crushed in spirit.*+ ר [Resh] 19  Many are the hardships* of the righteous one,+But Jehovah rescues him from them all.+ ש [Shin] 20  He is guarding all his bones;Not one of them has been broken.+ ת [Taw] 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.+


Or “My soul.”
Or “maned young lions.”
Or “are discouraged.”
Or “calamities.”
Or “soul.”

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