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Psalm 34 - New World Translation of The Holy Scriptures

The Happiness of Those Who Trust in God

1. I will bless Jehovah at all times; Constantly his praise will be in my mouth.

2. In Jehovah my soul will make its boast; The meek ones will hear and will rejoice.

3. O magnify Jehovah with me, YOU people, And let us exalt his name together.

4. I inquired of Jehovah, and he answered me, And out of all my frights he delivered me.

5. They looked to him and became radiant, And their very faces could not possibly be ashamed.

6. This afflicted one called, and Jehovah himself heard. And out of all his distresses He saved him.

7. The angel of Jehovah is camping all around those fearing him, And he rescues them.

8. Taste and see that Jehovah is good, O YOU people; Happy is the able-bodied man that takes refuge in him.

9. Fear Jehovah, YOU holy ones of his, For there is no lack to those fearing him.

10. The maned young lions themselves have had little on hand and gone hungry; But as for those seeking Jehovah, they will not lack anything good.

11. Come, YOU sons, listen to me; The fear of Jehovah is what I shall teach YOU.

12. Who is the man that is delighting in life, That is loving enough days to see what is good?

13. Safeguard your tongue against what is bad, And your lips against speaking deception.

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

15. The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous ones, And his ears are toward their cry for help.

16. The face of Jehovah is against those doing what is bad, To cut off the mention of them from the very earth.

17. They cried out, and Jehovah himself heard, And out of all their distresses he delivered them.

18. Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves.

19. Many are the calamities of the righteous one, But out of them all Jehovah delivers him.

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

21. Calamity will put the wicked one himself to death; And the very ones hating the righteous one will be held guilty.

22. Jehovah is redeeming the soul of his servants; And none of those taking refuge in him will be held guilty.

The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (1984)

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