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Psalm 34a,b

Of David. When he pretended to be insanes before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left.

I will extol the Lord at all times;t

his praise will always be on my lips.

I will gloryu in the Lord;

let the afflicted hear and rejoice.v

Glorify the Lordw with me;

let us exaltx his name together.

I sought the Lord,y and he answered me;

he deliveredz me from all my fears.

Those who look to him are radiant;a

their faces are never covered with shame.b

This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;

he saved him out of all his troubles.c

The angel of the Lordd encamps around those who fear him,

and he deliverse them.

Taste and see that the Lord is good;f

blessed is the one who takes refugeg in him.

Fear the Lord,h you his holy people,

for those who fear him lack nothing.i

10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,

but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.j

11 Come, my children, listenk to me;

I will teach youl the fear of the Lord.m

12 Whoever of you loves lifen

and desires to see many good days,

13 keep your tongueo from evil

and your lips from telling lies.p

14 Turn from evil and do good;q

seek peacer and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lords are on the righteous,t

and his ears are attentiveu to their cry;

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

to blot out their namex from the earth.

17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hearsy them;

he delivers them from all their troubles.

18 The Lord is closez to the brokenhearteda

and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

19 The righteous person may have many troubles,b

but the Lord delivers him from them all;c

20 he protects all his bones,

not one of them will be broken.d

21 Evil will slay the wicked;e

the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

22 The Lord will rescuef his servants;

no one who takes refugeg in him will be condemned.


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