Psalm 34 The Message (MSG)
A David Psalm, When He Outwitted Abimelech and Got Away
34 I bless God every chance I get;
2 I live and breathe God;
3 Join me in spreading the news;
4 God met me more than halfway,
5 Look at him; give him your warmest smile.
6 When I was desperate, I called out,
7 God’s angel sets up a circle
8 Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—
9 Worship God if you want the best;
10 Young lions on the prowl get hungry,
11 Come, children, listen closely;
12 Who out there has a lust for life?
13 Guard your tongue from profanity,
14 Turn your back on sin; do something good.
15 God keeps an eye on his friends,
16 God won’t put up with rebels;
17 Is anyone crying for help? God is listening,
18 If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;
19 Disciples so often get into trouble;
20 He’s your bodyguard, shielding every bone;
21 The wicked commit slow suicide;
22 God pays for each slave’s freedom;