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World English Bible

Psalm 34 (WEBP)

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

Psalm 34:1 Psalm 34 is an acrostic poem, with each verse starting with a letter of the alphabet (ordered from Alef to Tav).

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 34 (KJVS)

[1] «[A Psalm] of David H1732, when he changed H8138 (8763) his behaviour H2940 before H6440 Abimelech H40; who drove him away H1644 (8762), and he departed H3212 (8799).» I will bless H1288 (8762) the LORD H3068 at all times H6256: his praise H8416 [shall] continually H8548 [be] in my mouth H6310.
[2] My soul H5315 shall make her boast H1984 (8691) in the LORD H3068: the humble H6035 shall hear H8085 (8799) [thereof], and be glad H8055 (8799).
[3] O magnify H1431 (8761) the LORD H3068 with me, and let us exalt H7311 (8787) his name H8034 together H3162.
[4] I sought H1875 (8804) the LORD H3068, and he heard H6030 (8804) me, and delivered H5337 (8689) me from all my fears H4035.
[5] They looked H5027 (8689) unto him, and were lightened H5102 (8804): and their faces H6440 were not ashamed H2659 (8799).
[6] This poor man H6041 cried H7121 (8804), and the LORD H3068 heard H8085 (8804) [him], and saved H3467 (8689) him out of all his troubles H6869.
[7] The angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 encampeth H2583 (8802) round about H5439 them that fear H3373 him, and delivereth H2502 (8762) them.
[8] O taste H2938 (8798) and see H7200 (8798) that the LORD H3068 [is] good H2896: blessed H835 [is] the man H1397 [that] trusteth H2620 (8799) in him.
[9] O fear H3372 (8798) the LORD H3068, ye his saints H6918: for [there is] no want H4270 to them that fear H3373 him.
[10] The young lions H3715 do lack H7326 (8804), and suffer hunger H7456 (8804): but they that seek H1875 (8802) the LORD H3068 shall not want H2637 (8799) any good H2896 [thing].
[11] Come H3212 (8798), ye children H1121, hearken H8085 (8798) unto me: I will teach H3925 (8762) you the fear H3374 of the LORD H3068.
[12] What man H376 [is he that] desireth H2655 life H2416, [and] loveth H157 (8802) [many] days H3117, that he may see H7200 (8800) good H2896?
[13] Keep H5341 (8798) thy tongue H3956 from evil H7451, and thy lips H8193 from speaking H1696 (8763) guile H4820.
[14] Depart H5493 (8798) from evil H7451, and do H6213 (8798) good H2896; seek H1245 (8761) peace H7965, and pursue H7291 (8798) it.
[15] The eyes H5869 of the LORD H3068 [are] upon the righteous H6662, and his ears H241 [are open] unto their cry H7775.
[16] The face H6440 of the LORD H3068 [is] against them that do H6213 (8802) evil H7451, to cut off H3772 (8687) the remembrance H2143 of them from the earth H776.
[17] [The righteous] cry H6817 (8804), and the LORD H3068 heareth H8085 (8804), and delivereth H5337 (8689) them out of all their troubles H6869.
[18] The LORD H3068 [is] nigh H7138 unto them that are of a broken H7665 (8737) heart H3820; and saveth H3467 (8686) such as be of a contrite H1793 spirit H7307.
[19] Many H7227 [are] the afflictions H7451 of the righteous H6662: but the LORD H3068 delivereth H5337 (8686) him out of them all.
[20] He keepeth H8104 (8802) all his bones H6106: not one H259 of them H2007 is broken H7665 (8738).
[21] Evil H7451 shall slay H4191 (8787) the wicked H7563: and they that hate H8130 (8802) the righteous H6662 shall be desolate H816 (8799).
[22] The LORD H3068 redeemeth H6299 (8802) the soul H5315 of his servants H5650: and none of them that trust H2620 (8802) in him shall be desolate H816 (8799).

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 34 (YLT)

[1] I do bless Jehovah at all times, Continually His praise is in my mouth.
[2] In Jehovah doth my soul boast herself, Hear do the humble and rejoice.
[3] Ascribe ye greatness to Jehovah with me, And we exalt His name together.
[4] I sought Jehovah, and He answered me, And from all my fears did deliver me.
[5] They looked expectingly unto Him, And they became bright, And their faces are not ashamed.
[6] This poor one called, and Jehovah heard, And from all his distresses saved him.
[7] A messenger of Jehovah is encamping, Round about those who fear Him, And He armeth them.
[8] Taste ye and see that Jehovah is good, O the happiness of the man who trusteth in Him.
[9] Fear Jehovah, ye His holy ones, For there is no lack to those fearing Him.
[10] Young lions have lacked and been hungry, And those seeking Jehovah lack not any good,
[11] Come ye, children, hearken to me, The fear of Jehovah I do teach you.
[12] Who is the man that is desiring life? Loving days to see good?
[13] Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking deceit.
[14] Turn aside from evil and do good, Seek peace and pursue it.
[15] The eyes of Jehovah are unto the righteous, And His ears unto their cry.
[16] (The face of Jehovah is on doers of evil, To cut off from earth their memorial.)
[17] They cried, and Jehovah heard, And from all their distresses delivered them.
[18] Near is Jehovah to the broken of heart, And the bruised of spirit He saveth.
[19] Many are the evils of the righteous, Out of them all doth Jehovah deliver him.
[20] He is keeping all his bones, One of them hath not been broken.
[21] Evil doth put to death the wicked, And those hating the righteous are desolate.
[22] Jehovah redeemeth the soul of His servants, And none trusting in Him are desolate!