1 Of David. When he made a change in his behaviour before Abimelech, who sent him away, and he went.
2 34:1I will be blessing the Lord at all times; his praise will be ever in my mouth.
3 34:2My soul will say great things of the Lord: the poor in spirit will have knowledge of it and be glad.
4 34:3O give praise to the Lord with me; let us be witnesses together of his great name.
5 34:4I was searching for the Lord, and he gave ear to my voice, and made me free from all my fears.
6 34:5Let your eyes be turned to him and you will have light, and your faces will not be shamed.
7 34:6This poor man's cry came before the Lord, and he gave him salvation from all his troubles.
8 34:7The angel of the Lord is ever watching over those who have fear of him, to keep them safe.
9 34:8By experience you will see that the Lord is good; happy is the man who has faith in him.
10 34:9Keep yourselves in the fear of the Lord, all you his saints; for those who do so will have no need of anything.
11 34:10The young lions are in need and have no food; but those who are looking to the Lord will have every good thing.
12 34:11Come, children, give attention to me; I will be your teacher in the fear of the Lord.
13 34:12What man has a love of life, and a desire that his days may be increased so that he may see good?
14 34:13Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from words of deceit.
15 34:14Be turned from evil, and do good; make a search for peace, desiring it with all your heart.
16 34:15The eyes of the Lord are on the upright, and his ears are open to their cry.
17 34:16The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to take away the memory of them from the earth.
18 34:17The cry of the upright comes before the Lord, and he takes them out of all their troubles.
19 34:18The Lord is near the broken-hearted; he is the saviour of those whose spirits are crushed down.
20 34:19Great are the troubles of the upright: but the Lord takes him safely out of them all.
21 34:20He keeps all his bones: not one of them is broken.
22 34:21Evil will put an end to the sinner, and those who are haters of righteousness will come to destruction.
23 34:22The Lord will be the saviour of the souls of his servants, and no one who has faith in him will be put to shame.