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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Psalm 34:1-22

(Of David’s, when he pretended before Abimelec that his wits were unsettled, and he turned him out and he went off.) 34  I will bless Jehovah at every time; always in my mouth is his praise. 2  Of Jehovah my soul will make its boast; humble men shall hear and be glad. 3  Proclaim Jehovah’s greatness with me and let us exalt his name together. 4  I invoked Jehovah, and he answered me and delivered me from all my terrors. 5  Look toward him and brighten up, and let your faces not be abashed. 6*  This was a wretched man, who called and Jehovah heard it and saved him out of all his distresses. 7  Jehovah’s angel camps around those who fear him and rescues them. 8  Taste and see that Jehovah is good; happy is the man who takes refuge in him. 9  Fear Jehovah, you who are consecrated to him, for those who fear him have no scarcity. 10*  Lions in their youthful prime may go poor and hungry, but those who invoke Jehovah shall not have too little of everything good. 11  Come, sons, listen to me, I will teach you the fear of Jehovah. 12*  Who is the man that would like life, that loves years to see good in? 13  Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from uttering cheat; 14  Shun what is bad and do what is good; try for a wholesome life and follow it up. 15  Jehovah’s eyes are toward honest men and his ears are toward their call; 16*  Jehovah’s face is against doers of evil to blot out from earth the memory of them. 17  They cry, and Jehovah hears and delivers them out of all their distresses. 18*  Jehovah is near to the brokenhearted and saves the battered-down in spirit. 19*  Many evils an honest man suffers, but out of them all Jehovah delivers him. 20  He guards all his bones; not one of them is broken. 21  An evil will give a guilty man his death-stroke, and those who hate an honest man shall stand condemned. 22  Jehovah redeems his servants’ lives, and none shall stand condemned of those who take refuge in him.