By David; when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.*
34:1 I will bless Yahweh at all times. His praise will always be in my mouth.
34:2 My soul shall boast in Yahweh. The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.
34:3 Oh magnify Yahweh with me. Let us exalt his name together.
34:4 I sought Yahweh, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
34:5 They looked to him, and were radiant. Their faces shall never be covered with shame.
34:6 This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
34:7 The angel of Yahweh encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
34:8 Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
34:9 Oh fear Yahweh, you his saints, for there is no lack with those who fear him.
34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but those who seek Yahweh shall not lack any good thing.
34:11 Come, you children, listen to me. I will teach you the fear of Yahweh.
34:12 Who is someone who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?
34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking lies.
34:14 Depart from evil, and do good. seek peace, and pursue it.
34:15 Yahweh’s eyes are toward the righteous. His ears listen to their cry.
34:16 Yahweh’s face is against those who do evil, to cut off their memory from the earth.
34:17 The righteous cry, and Yahweh hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
34:18 Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit.
34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all.
34:20 He protects all of his bones. Not one of them is broken.
34:21 Evil shall kill the wicked. Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
34:22 Yahweh redeems the soul of his servants. None of those who take refuge in him shall be condemned.