The Message

Psalm 34

A David Psalm, When He Outwitted Abimelech and Got Away

1I bless God every chance I get;
my lungs expand with his praise.

I live and breathe God;
if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy:

Join me in spreading the news;
together let’s get the word out.

God met me more than halfway,
he freed me from my anxious fears.

Look at him; give him your warmest smile.
Never hide your feelings from him.

When I was desperate, I called out,
and God got me out of a tight spot.

God’s angel sets up a circle
of protection around us while we pray.

Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—
how good God is.
Blessed are you who run to him.

Worship God if you want the best;
worship opens doors to all his goodness.

10 Young lions on the prowl get hungry,
but God-seekers are full of God.

11 Come, children, listen closely;
I’ll give you a lesson in God worship.

12 Who out there has a lust for life?
Can’t wait each day to come upon beauty?

13 Guard your tongue from profanity,
and no more lying through your teeth.

14 Turn your back on sin; do something good.
Embrace peace—don’t let it get away!

15 God keeps an eye on his friends,
his ears pick up every moan and groan.

16 God won’t put up with rebels;
he’ll cull them from the pack.

17 Is anyone crying for help? God is listening,
ready to rescue you.

18 If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;
if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.

19 Disciples so often get into trouble;
still, God is there every time.

20 He’s your bodyguard, shielding every bone;
not even a finger gets broken.

21 The wicked commit slow suicide;
they waste their lives hating the good.

22 God pays for each slave’s freedom;
no one who runs to him loses out.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 34

上帝的美善

大卫在亚比米勒面前装疯,被赶出去后,作了此诗。

1我要常常称颂耶和华,
时刻赞美祂。
我要夸耀祂的作为,
困苦人听见必欢欣。
让我们一同颂赞祂的伟大,
尊崇祂的名!
我向祂祷告,祂便应允我,
救我脱离一切恐惧。
凡仰望祂的必有荣光,
不致蒙羞。
我这可怜的人向祂呼求,
祂就垂听,
救我脱离一切困境。
祂的天使必四面保护敬畏祂的人,拯救他们。
你们要亲身体验,
就知道耶和华的美善;
投靠祂的人有福了!
耶和华的圣民啊,
你们要敬畏祂,
因为敬畏祂的人一无所缺。
10 壮狮也会忍饥挨饿,
但寻求耶和华的人什么福分都不缺。

11 孩子们啊,听我说,
我要教导你们敬畏耶和华。
12 若有人热爱生命,
渴望长寿和幸福,
13 就要舌头不出恶言,
嘴唇不说诡诈的话。
14 要弃恶行善,
竭力追求和睦。
15 耶和华的眼睛看顾义人,
祂的耳朵垂听他们的呼求。
16 耶和华严惩作恶之人,
从世上铲除他们。
17 义人向耶和华呼救,祂就垂听,
拯救他们脱离一切患难。
18 祂安慰悲痛欲绝的人,
拯救心灵破碎的人。
19 义人也会遭遇许多患难,
但耶和华必拯救他,
20 保全他一身的骨头,
连一根也不折断。
21 恶人必遭恶报,
与义人为敌的必被定罪。
22 耶和华必救赎祂的仆人,
投靠祂的人必不被定罪。