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{[A Psalm] of David;
when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.}
I will bless Jehovah at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
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My soul shall make its boast in Jehovah: the meek shall hear, and rejoice.
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Magnify Jehovah with me, and let us exalt his name together.
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I sought Jehovah, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
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They looked unto him, and were enlightened, and their faces were not confounded.
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This afflicted one called, and Jehovah heard [him], and saved him out of all his troubles.
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The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
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Taste and see that Jehovah is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him!
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Fear Jehovah, ye his saints;
for there is no want to them that fear him.
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The young lions are in need and suffer hunger;
but they that seek Jehovah shall not want any good.
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Come, ye sons, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Jehovah.
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What man is he that desireth life, [and] loveth days, that he may see good?
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Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile;
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Depart from evil, and do good;
seek peace, and pursue it.
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The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous, and his ears are toward their cry;
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The face of Jehovah is against them that do evil, to cutoff the remembrance of them from the earth:
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[The righteous] cry, and Jehovah heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
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Jehovah is nigh to those that are of a broken heart, and saveth them that are of a contrite spirit.
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Many are the adversities of the righteous, but Jehovah delivereth him out of them all:
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He keepeth all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
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Evil shall destroy the wicked;
and they that hate the righteous shall bear their guilt.
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Jehovah redeemeth the soul of his servants;
and none of them that trust in him shall bear guilt.