1 I will extol the Lordat all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
2 I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Glorify the Lordwith me;
let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This poor man called, and the Lordheard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lordencamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
8 Taste and see that the Lordis good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lordlack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lordare on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 but the face of the Lordis against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.
17 The righteous cry out, and the Lordhears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The Lordis close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the Lorddelivers him from them all;
20 he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.
21 Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lordwill rescue his servants;
no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.