Psalm 34. Benedicam Dominum.
- I WILL alway give thanks unto the Lord ; *
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
- My soul shall make her boast in the Lord; *
the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
- O praise the Lord with me, *
and let us magnify his Name together.
- I sought the Lord, and he heard me; *
yea, he delivered me out of all my fear.
- They had an eye unto him, and were lightened; *
and their faces were not ashamed.
- Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him; *
yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles.
- The angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him, *
and delivereth them.
- O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is: *
blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
- O fear the Lord, ye that are his saints; *
for they that fear him lack nothing.
- The lions do lack, and suffer hunger; *
but they who seek the Lord shall want no manner of thing that is good.
- Come, ye children, and hearken unto me; *
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
- What man is he that lusteth to live, *
and would fain see good days?
- Keep thy tongue from evil, *
and thy lips, that they speak no guile.
- Eschew evil, and do good; *
seek peace, and ensue it.
- The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, *
and his ears are open unto their prayers.
- The countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, *
to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
- The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth them, *
and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
- The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart, *
and will save such as be of an humble spirit.
- Great are the troubles of the righteous; *
but the Lord delivereth him out of all.
- He keepeth all his bones, *
so that not one of them is broken.
- But misfortune shall slay the ungodly; *
and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
- The Lord delivereth the souls of his servants; *
and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.
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