New English Translation
Written by David, when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, causing the king to send him away.
1 I will praise the LORD at all times; my mouth will continually praise him.
2 I will boast in the LORD; let the oppressed hear and rejoice!
3 Magnify the LORD with me! Let's praise his name together!
4 I sought the LORD's help and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him for help are happy; their faces are not ashamed.
6 This oppressed man cried out and the LORD heard; he saved him from all his troubles.
7 The LORD's angel camps around the LORD's loyal followers and delivers them.
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good! How blessed is the one who takes shelter in him!
9 Remain loyal to the LORD, you chosen people of his, for his loyal followers lack nothing!
10 Even young lions sometimes lack food and are hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
11 Come children! Listen to me! I will teach you what it means to fear the LORD.
12 Do you want to really live? Would you love to live a long, happy life?
13 Then make sure you don't speak evil words or use deceptive speech!
14 Turn away from evil and do what is right! Strive for peace and promote it!
15 The LORD pays attention to the godly and hears their cry for help.
16 But the LORD opposes evildoers and wipes out all memory of them from the earth.
17 The godly cry out and the LORD hears; he saves them from all their troubles.
18 The LORD is near the brokenhearted; he delivers those who are discouraged.
19 The godly face many dangers, but the LORD saves them from each one of them.
20 He protects all his bones; not one of them is broken.
21 Evil people self-destruct; those who hate the godly are punished.
22 The LORD rescues his servants; all who take shelter in him escape punishment.
King James Version
A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.
1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
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 the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.