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Psalm 34:12–16

12  rWhat man is he that desireth life,

And loveth many days, that he may ssee good?

13  tKeep thy tongue from evil,

And thy lips from uspeaking guile.

14  wDepart from evil, and do good;

Seek peace, and xpursue it.

15  yThe eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous,

And zhis ears are open unto their cry.

16  aThe face of the Lord is against them that do evil,

bTo cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

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Psalm 34:12–16 — The New International Version (NIV)

12 Whoever of you loves life

and desires to see many good days,

13 keep your tongue from evil

and your lips from telling lies.

14 Turn from evil and do good;

seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,

and his ears are attentive to their cry;

16 but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,

to blot out their name from the earth.

Psalm 34:12–16 — English Standard Version (ESV)

12 What man is there who desires life

and loves many days, that he may see good?

13 Keep your tongue from evil

and your lips from speaking deceit.

14 Turn away from evil and do good;

seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous

and his ears toward their cry.

16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,

to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

Psalm 34:12–16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 Does anyone want to live a life

that is long and prosperous?

13 Then keep your tongue from speaking evil

and your lips from telling lies!

14 Turn away from evil and do good.

Search for peace, and work to maintain it.

15 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right;

his ears are open to their cries for help.

16 But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil;

he will erase their memory from the earth.

Psalm 34:12–16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Who is the man who desires life,

And loves many days, that he may see good?

13 Keep your tongue from evil,

And your lips from speaking deceit.

14 Depart from evil and do good;

Seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,

And His ears are open to their cry.

16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,

To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Psalm 34:12–16 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 You must do these things

to enjoy life and have many happy days.

13 You must not say evil things,

and you must not tell lies.

14 Stop doing evil and do good.

Look for peace and work for it.

15 The Lord sees the good people

and listens to their prayers.

16 But the Lord is against those who do evil;

he makes the world forget them.

Psalm 34:12–16 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

12 What man is he that desireth life,

And loveth many days, that he may see good?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil,

And thy lips from speaking guile.

14 Depart from evil, and do good;

Seek peace, and pursue it.

15 The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous,

And his ears are open unto their cry.

16 The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil,

To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Psalm 34:12–16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth days, that he may see good? 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile; 14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15 The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous, and his ears are toward their cry; 16 The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth:

Psalm 34:12–16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 Which of you wants a full life? 

Who would like to live long enough to enjoy good things? 

13 Keep your tongue from saying evil things 

and your lips from speaking deceitful things. 

14 Turn away from evil, and do good. 

Seek peace, and pursue it! 

15 The Lord’s eyes are on righteous people. 

His ears hear their cry for help. 

16 The Lord confronts those who do evil 

in order to wipe out all memory of them from the earth. 

Psalm 34:12–16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 Who is the man who delights in life,

loving a long life to enjoy what is good?

13 Keep your tongue from evil

and your lips from deceitful speech.

14 Turn away from evil and do what is good;

seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,

and His ears are open to their cry for help.

16 The face of the Lord is set

against those who do what is evil,

to erase all memory of them from the earth.

Psalm 34:12–16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 Which of you desires life,

and covets many days to enjoy good?

13 Keep your tongue from evil,

and your lips from speaking deceit.

14 Depart from evil, and do good;

seek peace, and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,

and his ears are open to their cry.

16 The face of the Lord is against evildoers,

to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Psalm 34:12–16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 Who is the man who desires life,

who loves many days in order to see good?

13 Keep your tongue from evil

and your lips from speaking deceit.

14 Turn from evil and do good.

Seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of Yahweh are toward the righteous,

and his ears toward their cry for help.

16 The face of Yahweh is against evildoers,

to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Psalm 34:12–16 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

12 Do you love life

and want to see many good days?

13 Then keep your tongues from speaking evil.

Keep your lips from telling lies.

14 Turn away from evil, and do good.

Look for peace, and go after it.

15 The Lord looks with favor on those who are godly.

His ears are open to their cry.

16 The Lord doesn’t look with favor on those who do evil.

He removes all memory of them from the earth.

Psalm 34:12–16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 Who is the man who desires life

And loves length of days that he may see good?

13 Keep your tongue from evil

And your lips from speaking deceit.

14 Depart from evil and do good;

Seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous

And His ears are open to their cry.

16 The face of the Lord is against evildoers,

To cut off the memory of them from the earth.


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