Ps 34

1I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
let the humble hear and be glad.
3Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt his name together!

4I sought the LORD, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
5Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be 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 encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.

8Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
9Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
10 The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

11 Come, O children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 What man is there who desires life
and loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Turn away from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
and his ears toward their cry.
16 The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
20He keeps all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
21 Affliction will slay the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22The LORD redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

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About Lance Ponder

Christian author of "Ask James one"; public speaker; husband and father. Available to speak on Creation and the Gospel.
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4 Responses to Ps 34

  1. Love Psalm 34, and the whole Psalter! I have a favorite devotional I use: Heart Aflame, Daily Readings from Calvin on the Psalms (P&R). The Scot Sinclair Ferguson has written the Foreward. Sinclair is just a year older than I am. Yeah my generation (baby boomers) is getting older! But really the Psalter is my favorite book, oh yeah! Note Psalm 130, a Song of Ascent.. and another one of my fav’s! Gee, my Psalm list gets big! 🙂 Btw I have a real grand fav book here on the Book of Psalms, by the English A.F. (Alexander Francis) Kirpatrick – 1849-1940. I think the first edtion was in 1902? My copy is hardback Cambridge 1951. It is a classic work by a classic scholar! I think they have reprinted it?

  2. Lance Ponder says:

    Yes, Fr. Robert, the Psalms are wonderful. When I am down it is the place to go. When I’m beat up and ready to fall, it is the place to go. When I am thankful and joyous it is the place to go. There’s never a wrong time to visit the Psalms.

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