David praiseth God, and exhorteth others thereto by his experience.
Psalms 34:1 By David, in his changing his behaviour before Abimelech, and he driveth him away, and he goeth. I do bless Jehovah at all times, Continually His praise [is] in my mouth. Psalms 34:2 In Jehovah doth my soul boast herself, Hear do the humble and rejoice. Psalms 34:3 Ascribe ye greatness to Jehovah with me, And we exalt His name together. Psalms 34:4 I sought Jehovah, and He answered me, And from all my fears did deliver me. Psalms 34:5 They looked expectingly unto Him, And they became bright, And their faces are not ashamed. Psalms 34:6 This poor [one] called, and Jehovah heard, And from all his distresses saved him. Psalms 34:7 A messenger of Jehovah is encamping, Round about those who fear Him, And He armeth them.
They are blessed that trust God.
Psalms 34:8 Taste ye and see that Jehovah [is] good, O the happiness of the man who trusteth in Him. Psalms 34:9 Fear Jehovah, ye His holy ones, For there is no lack to those fearing Him. Psalms 34:10 Young lions have lacked and been hungry, And those seeking Jehovah lack not any good,
He exhorteth to the fear of God.
Psalms 34:11 Come ye, children, hearken to me, The fear of Jehovah I do teach you. Psalms 34:12 Who [is] the man that is desiring life? Loving days to see good? Psalms 34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking deceit. Psalms 34:14 Turn aside from evil and do good, Seek peace and pursue it.
The privileges of the righteous.
Psalms 34:15 The eyes of Jehovah [are] unto the righteous, And His ears unto their cry. Psalms 34:16 (The face of Jehovah [is] on doers of evil, To cut off from earth their memorial.) Psalms 34:17 They cried, and Jehovah heard, And from all their distresses delivered them. Psalms 34:18 Near [is] Jehovah to the broken of heart, And the bruised of spirit He saveth. Psalms 34:19 Many [are] the evils of the righteous, Out of them all doth Jehovah deliver him. Psalms 34:20 He is keeping all his bones, One of them hath not been broken. Psalms 34:21 Evil doth put to death the wicked, And those hating the righteous are desolate. Psalms 34:22 Jehovah redeemeth the soul of His servants, And none trusting in Him are desolate!