A Psalm of David; when〖See 1 S. 21. 10·15.〗 he changed〖Or, feigned madness.〗 his behavior before

Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.

[1] I WILL bless Jehovah at all times:

His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

[2] My soul shall make her boast in Jehovah:

The meek shall hear thereof, and be glad.

[3] Oh magnify Jehovah with me,

And let us exalt his name together.

[4] I sought Jehovah, and he answered me,

And delivered me from all my fears.

[5] They looked unto him, and were radiant;

And their faces shall never be confounded.

[6] This poor man cried, and Jehovah heard him,

And saved him out of all his troubles.

[7] The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him,

And delivereth them.

[8] Oh taste and see that Jehovah is good:

Blessed is the man that taketh refuge in him.

[9] Oh fear Jehovah, 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 Jehovah shall not want any good thing.

[11] Come, ye children, hearken unto me:

I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.

[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 Jehovah are toward the righteous,

And his ears are open unto their cry.

[16] The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil,

To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

[17] The righteous cried, and Jehovah heard,

And delivered them out of all their troubles.

[18] Jehovah is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart,

And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.

[19] Many are the afflictions of the righteous;

But Jehovah 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 condemned.〖Or, held guilty.〗

[22] Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants;

And none of them that take refuge in him shall be condemned.〖Or, held guilty.〗

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