Psalm 34

Blessings for those who fear the Lord
This is an acrostic psalm (see on ps119). It focuses on gratitude.
 1 ¶ <<A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.>> I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
.2  My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
 3  O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
  1 - A Psalm ... Compare 1sa2113. "Abimelech" was the general name of Philistine kings ge2002ge2601. (JFB). In 1sa2110 Abemilech was called Achish in 1sa2110. Pharaoh was the general name of Egyptian monarchs.
  4  I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
 5  They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
 6  This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. 
.7  The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
.8  O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
 9  O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
.10  The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
  4 - He heard me Appreciation and deliverance from fears.
  5 - They looked ... lightened Apparently the humble of verse 2.
  7 - Angel Like an army protection. The promise is for those who fear the Lord zc0908. David was protected in his battles 2sa0806.
 11 ¶ Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
.12  What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
 13  Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
.14  Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
.15  The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
  14 - Depart from evil See on ps03727.
.16  The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
 17  The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
.18  The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
.19  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
.20  He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
 21  Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
 22  The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
  16 - Cut off the remembrance It seems fairly easy to remember wicked people especially when they have hurt us. We may look for this promise to be fulfilled at the end of the thousand years when fire comes down to destroy them re2010co. We are also promised that the things of the old earth will not be remembered is6517.
  19 - Righteous Rescued by the Lord. They remain spiritually faithful although hurt pr2416.
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