11 Come, you children, listen to me;
(A)I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 (B)Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking (C)deceit.
14 (D)Depart from evil and do good;
(E)Seek peace and pursue it.

15 (F)The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
16 (G)The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
(H)To [a]cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry out, and (I)the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 (J)The Lord is near (K)to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as [b]have a contrite spirit.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 34:16 destroy
  2. Psalm 34:18 are crushed in spirit