Psalm 34Of Dawiḏ, when he changed his behaviour before Aḇimeleḵ; who drove him away, and ha departed.
1א I baraḵ יהוה at all times; His praise
is continually in my mouth. ב2 My
being makes its boast in יהוה; Let the humble hear and
be glad. ג3 Oh,
make יהוה great with me, And let
us exalt His Name together. ד4 I sought
יהוה, and He answered me, And
delivered me from all my fears. ה5
They looked to Him and were lightened, וAnd their faces were not ashamed. ז6
This poor one cried out and יהוה heard him, And saved him out of all his distresses. ח7 The
messenger of יהוה encamps all around those
who revere Him, And rescues them. ט8
Oh, taste and see that יהוה is good; Baruḵ is the man that
takes refuge in Him! י9 Revere
יהוה, you His qodeshim, For
there is no lack to them who revere Him! כ10
Young lions have lacked and been hungry; But those who seek יהוה lack not any goodness. ל11 Come,
you children, listen to me; Let me teach you the reverence of יהוה. מ12
Who is the man who desires life, Who loves many days, in order to see good? נ13 Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.
away from evil and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it. ע15
The eyes of יהוה are on the righteous, And
His ears unto their cry. פ16 The
face of יהוה is against evil-doers,
To cut off their remembrance from the earth. צ17
crying out, and יהוה heard, And delivered them
out of all their distresses. ק18 יהוה is near to the broken-hearted,
And saves those whose spirit is crushed. ר19
Many are the evils of the righteous, But יהוה delivers him out of them all. ש20 He is guarding all his bones; Not one of them is broken.
21 Evil slays the wicked, תAnd
those who hate the righteous are guilty. 22 יהוה redeems the lives of His
servants, And none of those taking refuge in Him are guilty.