Psalm 34                                                                                                    Saturday Midday 1 & 3

I will bless Yahweh always; * his praise will ever be in my mouth.

In Yahweh my soul will glory; * let the humble hear and be glad.

    Glorify Yahweh with me; * let us extol his name together.

    I turned to Yahweh and he answered me, * and from all my terrors he rescued me.

        They looked at him and their faces shone; * they will never be shamed.

        This poor man called and Yahweh heard him, * and from all his anguish he saved him.

    The angel of Yahweh is encamped * around those who fear him, * to rescue them.

    Taste and drink deeply, for Yahweh is sweet; * happy the man who trusts in him.

        Fear Yahweh, you his saints, * for those who fear him will lack nothing.

        The rich will grow poor and hungry, * but they who seek Yahweh will lack no blessing.

           Come, children, listen to me; * I will teach you the fear of Yahweh.

           Is there a man who longs for life, * and wants time to enjoy prosperity?

        Then keep your tongue from evil, * and your lips from deceitful talk.

        Shun evil and do good; * seek peace and pursue it.

    The eyes of Yahweh attend to the just, * and his ears to their cry.

    The fury of Yahweh is with the evildoers, * to root out their memory from the earth.

        When the just cry, Yahweh hears them, * and from all their anguish rescues them.

        Yahweh is close to the brokenhearted, * and those crushed in spirit he saves.

    Many are the trials of the just, * but from all of them Yahweh rescues him.

    He watches over all his bones; * not one of them shall be broken.

Evil will slay the wicked, * and those who hate the just will perish.

Yahweh ransoms the lives of his servants, * while those who trust in him will not perish.


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