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Psalm 34 - American Standard Version 2015

The Happiness of Those Who Trust in God

1. {\b {\i A Psalm} of David; when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.}\par\par\tab I will bless Jehovah at all times:\par\tab His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2. My soul shall make her boast in Jehovah:\par\tab The meek shall hear thereof, and be glad.\par

3. Oh magnify Jehovah with me,\par\tab And let us exalt his name together.

4. I sought Jehovah, and he answered me,\par\tab And delivered me from all my fears.

5. They looked unto him, and were radiant;\par\tab And their faces shall never be confounded.

6. This poor man cried, and Jehovah heard him,\par\tab And saved him out of all his troubles.

7. The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him,\par\tab And delivereth them.

8. Oh taste and see that Jehovah is good:\par\tab Blessed is the man that taketh refuge in him.

9. Oh fear Jehovah, ye his saints;\par\tab For there is no want to them that fear him.

10. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger;\par\tab But they that seek Jehovah shall not want any good thing.

11. Come, ye children, hearken unto me:\par\tab I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.

12. What man is he that desireth life,\par\tab And loveth {\i many} days, that he may see good?

13. Keep thy tongue from evil,\par\tab And thy lips from speaking guile.

14. Depart from evil, and do good;\par\tab Seek peace, and pursue it.

15. The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous,\par\tab And his ears are {\i open} unto their cry.

16. The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil,\par\tab To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

17. {\i The righteous} cried, and Jehovah heard,\par\tab And delivered them out of all their troubles.

18. Jehovah is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart,\par\tab And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.

19. Many are the afflictions of the righteous;\par\tab But Jehovah delivereth him out of them all.

20. He keepeth all his bones:\par\tab Not one of them is broken.

21. Evil shall slay the wicked;\par\tab And they that hate the righteous shall be condemned.

22. Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants;\par\tab And none of them that take refuge in him shall be condemned.\par

American Standard Version-2015

Edited by Jeff D. Huddleston. Based on the 1901 American Standard Version (ASV-1901).