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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book I
Jehovah a Provider and Deliverer
A Psalm of David; when 1 he changed 2 his behavior before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.
[1]  I WILL bless Jehovah at all times:
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
[2]  My soul shall make her boast in Jehovah:
The meek shall hear thereof, and be glad.
[3]  Oh magnify Jehovah with me,
And let us exalt his name together.
[4]  I sought Jehovah, and he answered me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
[5]  They looked unto him, and were radiant;
And their faces shall never be confounded.
[6]  This poor man cried, and Jehovah heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
[7]  The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him,
And delivereth them.
[8]  Oh taste and see that Jehovah is good:
Blessed is the man that taketh refuge in him.
[9]  Oh fear Jehovah, ye his saints;
For there is no want to them that fear him.
[10]  The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger;
But they that seek Jehovah shall not want any good thing.
[11]  Come, ye children, hearken unto me:
I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.
[12]  What man is he that desireth life,
And loveth many days, that he may see good?
[13]  Keep thy tongue from evil,
And thy lips from speaking guile.
[14]  Depart from evil, and do good;
Seek peace, and pursue it.
[15]  The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous,
And his ears are open unto their cry.
[16]  The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
[17]  The righteous cried, and Jehovah heard,
And delivered them out of all their troubles.
[18]  Jehovah is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart,
And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit.
[19]  Many are the afflictions of the righteous;
But Jehovah delivereth him out of them all.
[20]  He keepeth all his bones:
Not one of them is broken.
[21]  Evil shall slay the wicked;
And they that hate the righteous shall be condemned. 3
[22]  Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants;
And none of them that take refuge in him shall be condemned. 4
Note 1. See 1 S. 21. 10–15. [back]
Note 2. Or, feigned madness. [back]
Note 3. Or, held guilty. [back]
Note 4. Or, held guilty. [back]


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