Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at all times


I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually 

be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast 

in the Lord: 

the humble shall hear thereof, 

and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me, 

and let us exalt 

his name together.

I sought the Lord, 

and he heard me, 

and delivered me 

from all my fears.

They looked unto him, 

and were lightened: 

and their faces 

were not ashamed.

This poor man cried, 

and the Lord heard him, 

and saved him 

out of all his troubles.

The angel of the Lord 

encampeth round about them 

that fear him, 

and delivereth them.

O taste and see 

that the Lord is good: 

blessed is the man 

that trusteth in him.

O fear the Lord, ye his saints: 

for there is no want 

to them that fear him.

The young lions do lack, 

and suffer hunger: 

but they that seek the Lord 

shall not want any good thing.

Come, ye children, 

hearken unto me: 

I will teach you 

the fear of the Lord.

What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, 

that he may see good?

Keep thy tongue from evil, 

and thy lips 

from speaking guile.

Depart from evil, and do good; 

seek peace, and pursue it.

The eyes of the Lord 

are upon the righteous, 

and his ears are open 

unto their cry.

The face of the Lord 

is against them that do evil, 

to cut off the remembrance 

of them from the earth.

The righteous cry, 

and the Lord heareth, 

and delivereth them 

out of all their troubles.

The Lord is nigh unto them 

that are of a broken heart; 

and saveth such 

as be of a contrite spirit.

Many are the afflictions 

of the righteous: 

but the Lord 

delivereth him out of them all.

He keepeth all his bones: 

not one of them is broken.

Evil shall slay the wicked: 

and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

The Lord redeemeth 

the soul of his servants: 

and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

Please share your reflections on this psalm with me.  Thanks! — Bob Wilhelm


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