New International Reader's Version

Psalm 34

Psalm 34

A psalm of David when he was with Abimelek and pretended to be out of his mind. Abimelek drove him away, and David left.

I will thank the Lord at all times.
    My lips will always praise him.
I will find my glory in knowing the Lord.
    Let those who are hurting hear me and be joyful.
Join me in giving glory to the Lord.
    Let us honor him together.

I looked to the Lord, and he answered me.
    He saved me from everything I was afraid of.
Those who look to him have joyful faces.
    They are never covered with shame.
This poor man called out, and the Lord heard him.
    He saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord stands guard
    around those who have respect for him.
    And he saves them.

Taste and see that the Lord is good.
    Blessed is the person who goes to him for safety.
You holy people of God, have respect for the Lord.
    Those who respect him have everything they need.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry.
    But those who look to the Lord have every good thing they need.

11 My children, come. Listen to me.
    I will teach you to have respect for the Lord.
12 Do you love life
    and want to see many good days?
13 Then keep your tongues from speaking evil.
    Keep your lips from telling lies.
14 Turn away from evil, and do good.
    Look for peace, and go after it.

15 The Lord looks with favor on those who are godly.
    His ears are open to their cry.
16 But the Lord doesn’t look with favor on those who do evil.
    He removes all memory of them from the earth.

17 Godly people cry out, and the Lord hears them.
    He saves them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to those whose hearts have been broken.
    He saves those whose spirits have been crushed.

19 The person who does what is right may have many troubles.
    But the Lord saves him from all of them.
20 The Lord watches over all his bones.
    Not one of them will be broken.

21 Sinners will be killed by their own evil.
    The enemies of godly people will be judged.
22 The Lord will save those who serve him.
    No one who goes to him for safety will be found guilty.

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。