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

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

19 (G)Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
(H)But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He guards all his bones;
(I)Not one of them is broken.
21 (J)Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be [c]condemned.

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  1. Psalm 34:16 destroy
  2. Psalm 34:18 are crushed in spirit
  3. Psalm 34:21 held guilty

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