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Jehovah’s Witnesses



Psalm 34:1-22

Of David, at the time of his disguising his sanity+ before A·bimʹe·lech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. א [ʼAʹleph]* 34  I will bless Jehovah at all times;+ Constantly his praise will be in my mouth.+ ב [Behth]   In Jehovah my soul will make its boast;+ The meek ones will hear and will rejoice.+ ג [Giʹmel]   O magnify Jehovah with me,+ YOU people, And let us exalt his name together.+ ד [Daʹleth]   I inquired of Jehovah, and he answered me,+ And out of all my frights he delivered me.+ ה [Heʼ]   They looked to him and became radiant,+ And their very faces could not possibly be ashamed.+ ז [Zaʹyin]*   This afflicted one called, and Jehovah himself heard.+ And out of all his distresses He saved him.+ ח [Chehth]   The angel of Jehovah is camping all around those fearing him,+ And he rescues them.+ ט [Tehth]   Taste and see that Jehovah is good,+ O YOU people; Happy is the able-bodied man* that takes refuge in him.+ י [Yohdh]   Fear Jehovah, YOU holy ones of his,+ For there is no lack to those fearing him.+ כ [Kaph] 10  The 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 [Laʹmedh] 11  Come, YOU sons, listen to me;+ The fear of Jehovah is what I shall teach YOU.+ מ [Mem] 12  Who is the man* that is delighting in life,+ That is loving enough days to see what is good?+ נ [Nun] 13  Safeguard your tongue against what is bad,+ And your lips against speaking deception.+ ס [Saʹmekh] 14  Turn away from what is bad, and do what is good;+ Seek to find peace, and pursue it.+ ע [ʽAʹyin] 15  The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous ones,+ And his ears are toward their cry for help.+ פ [Peʼ] 16  The face of Jehovah is against those doing what is bad,+ To cut off the mention* of them from the very earth.+ צ [Tsa·dhehʹ] 17  They cried out, and Jehovah himself heard,+ And out of all their distresses he delivered them.+ ק [Qohph] 18  Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart;+ And those who are crushed in spirit he saves.+ ר [Rehsh] 19  Many are the calamities of the righteous one,+ But out of them all Jehovah delivers him.+ ש [Shin] 20  He* is guarding all the bones of that one; Not one of them has been broken.+ ת [Taw] 21  Calamity will put the wicked one himself to death;+ And the very ones hating the righteous one will be held guilty.+ 22  Jehovah is redeeming* the soul of his servants;+ And none of those taking refuge in him will be held guilty.+


In M this psalm is arranged in Heb. alphabetic, or acrostic, order.
In this ­acrostic psalm the sixth Heb. letter, Waw, is missing between Heʼ and Zaʹyin.
“The able-bodied man.” Heb., hag·geʹver.
“The man.” Heb., ha·ʼishʹ.
Or, “remembrance.”
“He,” MTSy; LXXVg and two Heb. mss, “Jehovah.”
Or, “ransoming.” Heb., poh·dhehʹ; Gr., ly·troʹse·tai; Lat., reʹdi·met.