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Psalm 34 World English Bible (WEB)

By David; when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.

34 [a] I will bless Yahweh at all times.
    His praise will always be in my mouth.
My soul shall boast in Yahweh.
    The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.
Oh magnify Yahweh with me.
    Let us exalt his name together.
I sought Yahweh, and he answered me,
    and delivered me from all my fears.
They looked to him, and were radiant.
    Their faces shall never be covered with shame.
This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him,
    and saved him out of all his troubles.
Yahweh’s angel encamps around those who fear him,
    and delivers them.
Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good.
    Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
Oh fear Yahweh, you his saints,
    for there is no lack with those who fear him.
10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger,
    but those who seek Yahweh shall not lack any good thing.

11 Come, you children, listen to me.
    I will teach you the fear of Yahweh.
12 Who is someone who desires life,
    and loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil,
    and your lips from speaking lies.
14 Depart from evil, and do good.
    seek peace, and pursue it.
15 Yahweh’s eyes are toward the righteous.
    His ears listen to their cry.
16 Yahweh’s face is against those who do evil,
    to cut off their memory from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and Yahweh hears,
    and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart,
    and saves those who have a crushed spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
    but Yahweh delivers him out of them all.
20 He protects all of his bones.
    Not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall kill the wicked.
    Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
22 Yahweh redeems the soul of his servants.
    None of those who take refuge in him shall be condemned.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 34:1 Psalm 34 is an acrostic poem, with each verse starting with a letter of the alphabet (ordered from Alef to Tav).
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Psalm 34 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Lord, a Provider and Deliverer.

A Psalm of David when he [a]feigned madness before [b]Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed.

34 I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul will make its boast in the Lord;
The humble will hear it and rejoice.
O magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.

I sought the Lord, and He answered me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces will never be ashamed.
This [c]poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
And saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him,
And rescues them.

O taste and see that the Lord is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
O fear the Lord, you His saints;
For to those who fear Him there is no want.
10 The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.
11 Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Who is the man who desires life
And loves length of days that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
And His ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against evildoers,
To cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the Lord hears
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are [d]crushed in spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He keeps all his bones,
Not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous will be [e]condemned.
22 The Lord redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who take refuge in Him will be [f]condemned.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 34:1 Or changed his behavior
  2. Psalm 34:1 Possibly a title of King Achish of Gath, see 1 Sam 21:10-15
  3. Psalm 34:6 Or afflicted
  4. Psalm 34:18 Or contrite
  5. Psalm 34:21 Or held guilty
  6. Psalm 34:22 V 21, note 1
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1 Samuel 21:10-15 World English Bible (WEB)

10 David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath. 11 The servants of Achish said to him, “Isn’t this David the king of the land? Didn’t they sing to one another about him in dances, saying, ‘Saul has slain his thousands, David his ten thousands?’” 12 David laid up these words in his heart, and was very afraid of Achish the king of Gath. 13 He changed his behavior before them, and pretended to be insane in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down on his beard. 14 Then Achish said to his servants, “Look, you see the man is insane. Why then have you brought him to me? 15 Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this fellow to play the madman in my presence? Should this fellow come into my house?”

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1 Samuel 21:10-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

10 Then David arose and fled that day from Saul, and went to Achish king of Gath. 11 But the servants of Achish said to him, “Is this not David the king of the land? Did they not sing of this one as they danced, saying,

‘Saul has slain his thousands,
And David his ten thousands’?”

12 David took these words [a]to heart and greatly feared Achish king of Gath. 13 So he disguised his sanity before them, and acted insanely in their hands, and scribbled on the doors of the gate, and let his saliva run down into his beard. 14 Then Achish said to his servants, “Behold, you see the man behaving as a madman. Why do you bring him to me? 15 Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this one to act the madman in my presence? Shall this one come into my house?”

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Samuel 21:12 Lit in his
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