David praiseth God, and exhorteth others thereto by his experience.
Psalms 34:1 I wil allwaye geue thankes vnto the LORDE, his prayse shal euer be in my mouth. Psalms 34:2 My soule shall make hir boast in the LORDE: the poore oppressed shal heare therof, and be glad. Psalms 34:3 O prayse ye LORDE with me, and let vs magnifie his name together. Psalms 34:4 I sought the LORDE, and he herde me, yee he delyuered me out of all my feare. Psalms 34:5 They that haue an eye vnto him, shalbe lightened, & their faces shall not be ashamed. Psalms 34:6 This poore man cried vnto the LORDE, and he herde him, yee and delyuered him out of all his troubles. Psalms 34:7 The angell of the LORDE pitcheth his tente rounde aboute them that feare him, and delyuereth them.
They are blessed that trust God.
Psalms 34:8 O taist and se how frendly the LORDE is, blessed is the man yt trusteth in him. Psalms 34:9 O feare the LORDE, ye yt be his sayntes: for they that feare him, lacke nothinge. Psalms 34:10 The rich shal want and suffre hunger, but they which seke the LORDE, shal wat no maner of thinge, that is good.
He exhorteth to the fear of God.
Psalms 34:11 Come hither (o ye children) herken vnto me, I wil teach you the feare of the LORDE. Psalms 34:12 Who so listeth to lyue, & wolde fayne se good dayes. Psalms 34:13 Let him refrayne his tonge from euell, and his lippes that they speake no gyle. Psalms 34:14 Let him eschue euell, and do good: Let him seke peace & ensue it.
The privileges of the righteous.
Psalms 34:15 For the eyes of the LORDE are ouer the rightuous, and his eares are open vnto their prayers. Psalms 34:16 But the face of the LORDE beholdeth them that do euel, to destroye the remembraunce of them out of the earth. Psalms 34:17 When the rightuous crie, the LORDE heareth them, and delyuereth the out of all their troubles. Psalms 34:18 The LORDE is nye vnto them yt are contrite in hert, & wil helpe soch as be of an huble sprete. Psalms 34:19 Greate are ye troubles of the rightuous, but the LORDE delyuereth them out of all. Psalms 34:20 He kepeth all their bones, so yt not one of them is broken. Psalms 34:21 But misfortune shal slaye the vngodly, and they that hate ye rightuous shal be giltie. Psalms 34:22 The LORDE delyuereth the soules of his seruautes, and all they that put their trust in him, shal not offende.