Of David, at the time of his disguising his sanity before A‧bim′e‧lech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.
1I will bless Jehovah at all times;
Constantly his praise will be in my mouth.
ב [Behth]2In Jehovah my soul will make its boast;
The meek ones will hear and will rejoice.
ג [Gi′mel]3O magnify Jehovah with me, YOU people,
And let us exalt his name together.
ד [Da′leth]4I inquired of Jehovah, and he answered me,
And out of all my frights he delivered me.
ה [He’]5They looked to him and became radiant,
And their very faces could not possibly be ashamed.
ז [Za′yin]6This afflicted one called, and Jehovah himself heard.
And out of all his distresses He saved him.
ח [Chehth]7The angel of Jehovah is camping all around those fearing him,
And he rescues them.
ט [Tehth]8Taste and see that Jehovah is good, O YOU people;
Happy is the able‐bodied man that takes refuge in him.
י [Yohdh]9Fear Jehovah, YOU holy ones of his,
For there is no lack to those fearing him.
כ [Kaph]10The maned young lions themselves have had little on hand and gone hungry;
But as for those seeking Jehovah, they will not lack anything good.
ל [La′medh]11Come, YOU sons, listen to me;
The fear of Jehovah is what I shall teach YOU.
מ [Mem]12Who is the man that is delighting in life,
That is loving enough days to see what is good?
נ [Nun]13Safeguard your tongue against what is bad,
And your lips against speaking deception.
ס [Sa′mekh]14Turn away from what is bad, and do what is good;
Seek to find peace, and pursue it.
ע [‛A′yin]15The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous ones,
And his ears are toward their cry for help.
פ [Pe’]16The face of Jehovah is against those doing what is bad,
To cut off the mention of them from the very earth.
צ [Tsa‧dheh′]17They cried out, and Jehovah himself heard,
And out of all their distresses he delivered them.
ק [Qohph]18Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart;
And those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
ר [Rehsh]19Many are the calamities of the righteous one,
But out of them all Jehovah delivers him.
ש [Shin]20He is guarding all the bones of that one;
Not one of them has been broken.
ת [Taw]21Calamity will put the wicked one himself to death;
And the very ones hating the righteous one will be held guilty.
22Jehovah is redeeming the soul of his servants;
And none of those taking refuge in him will be held guilty.