1 «[A Psalm] of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.» I will bless the LORDHe promised never to become unmindful of God's great benefit for his deliverance.at all times: his praise [shall] continually [be] in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: theThey who are beaten down with the experience of their own evils.humble shall hear [thereof], and be glad.
3 Praise ye the Lord with me, and let vs magnifie his Name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all myWhich I conceived for the danger I was in.fears.
5 TheyThey will be bold to flee to you for help, when they see your mercies toward me.looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poore man cryed, and the Lord heard him, and saued him out of all his troubles.
7 TheThough God's power is sufficient to govern us, yet for man's infirmity he appoints his angels to watch over us.angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
8 Taste ye and see, howe gratious the Lorde is: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9 Feare the Lord, ye his Saintes: for nothing wanteth to them that feare him.
10 The youngThe godly by their patient obedience profit more than they who ravage and spoil.lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall notIf they abide the last trial.want any good [thing].
11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you theThat is, the true religion and worship of God.fear of the LORD.
12 What man [is he that] desireth life, [and] loveth [many] days, that he maySeeing all men naturally desire happiness, he wonders why they cast themselves willingly into misery.see good?
13 Keepe thy tongue from euill, and thy lips, that they speake no guile.
14 Eschewe euill and doe good: seeke peace and followe after it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are vpon the righteous, and his eares are open vnto their crie.
16 TheThe anger of God not only destroys the wicked, but also abolishes their name forever.face of the LORD [is] against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous crie, and the Lorde heareth them, and deliuereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of aWhen they seem to be swallowed up with afflictions, then God is at hand to deliver them.broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19 Great are the troubles of the righteous: but the Lord deliuereth him out of them all.
20 And as Christ says, all the hairs of his head.He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay theTheir wicked enterprises will turn to their own destruction.wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The LORDFor when they seem to be overcome with great dangers and death itself, then God shows himself as their redeemer.redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.