Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

34:1I will bless Jehovah at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

34:2My soul shall make its boast in Jehovah: the meek shall hear, and rejoice.

34:3Magnify Jehovah with me, and let us exalt his name together.

34:4I sought Jehovah, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

34:5They looked unto him, and were enlightened, and their faces were not confounded.

34:6This afflicted one called, and Jehovah heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

34:7The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

34:8Taste and see that Jehovah is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him!

34:9Fear Jehovah, ye his saints; for there is no want to them that fear him.

34:10The young lions are in need and suffer hunger; but they that seek Jehovah shall not want any good.

34:11Come, ye sons, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.

34:12What man is he that desireth life, and loveth days, that he may see good?

34:13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile;

34:14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

34:15The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous, and his ears are toward their cry;

34:16The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth:

34:17The righteous cry, and Jehovah heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

34:18Jehovah is nigh to those that are of a broken heart, and saveth them that are of a contrite spirit.

34:19Many are the adversities of the righteous, but Jehovah delivereth him out of them all:

34:20He keepeth all his bones; not one of them is broken.

34:21Evil shall destroy the wicked; and they that hate the righteous shall bear their guilt.

34:22Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants; and none of them that trust in him shall bear guilt.

35:1Strive, O Jehovah, with them that strive with me; fight against them that fight against me:

35:2Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help;

35:3And draw out the spear, and stop the way against my pursuers: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

35:4Let them be put to shame and confounded that seek after my life; let them be turned backward and brought to confusion that devise my hurt:

35:5Let them be as chaff before the wind, and let the angel of Jehovah drive them away;

35:6Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the angel of Jehovah pursue them.

35:7For without cause have they hidden for me their net in a pit; without cause they have digged it for my soul.

35:8Let destruction come upon him unawares, and let his net which he hath hidden catch himself: for destruction let him fall therein.

35:9And my soul shall be joyful in Jehovah; it shall rejoice in his salvation.

35:10All my bones shall say, Jehovah, who is like unto thee, who deliverest the afflicted from one stronger than he, yea, the afflicted and the needy from him that spoileth him!

35:11Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they lay to my charge things which I know not.

35:12They reward me evil for good, to the bereavement of my soul.

35:13But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:

35:14I behaved myself as though he had been a friend, a brother to me; I bowed down in sadness, as one that mourneth for a mother.

35:15But at my halting they rejoiced, and gathered together: the slanderers gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

35:16With profane jesters for bread, they have gnashed their teeth against me.

35:17Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, my only one from the young lions.

35:18I will give thee thanks in the great congregation; I will praise thee among much people.

35:19Let not them that are wrongfully mine enemies rejoice over me; let them not wink with the eye that hate me without cause.

35:20For they speak not peace; and they devise deceitful words against the quiet in the land.

35:21And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said, Aha! aha! our eye hath seen it.

35:22Thou hast seen it, Jehovah: keep not silence; O Lord, be not far from me.

35:23Stir up thyself, and awake for my right, for my cause, my God and Lord!

35:24Judge me, Jehovah my God, according to thy righteousness, and let them not rejoice over me.

35:25Let them not say in their heart, Aha! so would we have it. Let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

35:26Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine adversity; let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.

35:27Let them exult and rejoice that delight in my righteousness; and let them say continually, Jehovah be magnified, who delighteth in the prosperity of his servant.

35:28And my tongue shall talk of thy righteousness, and of thy praise, all the day.

36:1The transgression of the wicked uttereth within my heart, There is no fear of God before his eyes.

36:2For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, even when his iniquity is found to be hateful.

36:3The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, to do good.

36:4He deviseth wickedness up on his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good: he abhorreth not evil.

36:5Jehovah, thy loving-kindness is in the heavens, and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

36:6Thy righteousness is like the high mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: thou, Jehovah, preservest man and beast.

36:7How precious is thy loving-kindness, O God! So the sons of men take refuge under the shadow of thy wings.

36:8They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou wilt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

36:9For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

36:10Continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee, and thy righteousness to the upright in heart;

36:11Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.

36:12There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and are not able to rise.

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