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Psalms 34 - NIV

[a][b]Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left.


I will extol the Lord at 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 Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.


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 Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.


Taste and see that the Lord is 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 Lord lack 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.


The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry;

16 but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.


The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.

18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.


The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all;

20 he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.


Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

22 The Lord will rescue his servants;
no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.


a. Psalms 34:1 In Hebrew texts 34:1-22 is numbered 34:2-23.
b. Psalms 34:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

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Shine Thomas avatar
Where is God when it hurts?
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Feb, 2017
Summary: In this world of pain and hurts, where is God when it hurts? What is God doing when a believer is going through pain, trouble, and hurt in life? A powerful sermon to encourage believers in times of pain and brokenness.
Series: Hope
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 34:18-19
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 197
Jim McCutchen avatar
Shared by: Jim McCutchen on Jan, 2017
Summary: Don’t just stand there in the back…come on up in here– get you a spoon, and take a big dip. Oh SEE….the Lords goodness and find out why some of us are so excited
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-17
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 186
Tamela Walker avatar
O Taste "God's Seven Course Meal"
Shared by: Tamela Walker on Sep, 2016
Summary: Seating down at the Banquet event with God as the Host. His Angels are our waiters and waitresses, We have the Appetizers, the soup, the salad, the transitional (wine), the intermezzo (sorbert), the main course, and the desert. So we have to TASTE.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 34:8
Views: 467
David Nolte avatar
Shared by: David Nolte on Jul, 2016
Summary: God wants us to see His goodness, but we need to have faith, truth and brokenness to do so
Blair Phibbs avatar
Taste and See
Shared by: Blair Phibbs on Jul, 2016
Summary: How we experience the Lord
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 34:8
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 729
Maria Saunders avatar
Mm Mm Good
Shared by: Maria Saunders on Apr, 2016
Summary: In Psalm 34, David is so grateful for God’s goodness that he invokes others to join him in witnessing and tasting God’s abundant love. He said, "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”
Scripture: Psalms 34:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 542
Harold Wanton avatar
God is bigger than you think
Shared by: Harold Wanton on Mar, 2016
Summary: sometimes lifes situations can make it seem like God is not enough to handle it. David see's God bigger than any problem we face.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 34:3
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 807
Roger Roark avatar
At all times
Shared by: Roger Roark on Mar, 2016
Summary: I will bless, and praise the Lord at all times
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-10
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 422
Robert Leroe avatar
New Year's Food
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Jan, 2016
Summary: Just as we eat traditional foods at New Year, we partake of the Bread and Cup in the most significant meal of all.
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-22
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 218
Steve Shepherd avatar
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Dec, 2015
Summary: Why praise the Lord? Specifically, what has the Lord done for us? 1- The Lord has answered my prayers (4) 2- The Lord saved me from my troubles (6) 3- The Lord blessed me with good (7-10)
based on 49 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-22
Views: 25,756
Davon Huss avatar
He's Not Safe But He's Good
Shared by: Davon Huss on Nov, 2015
Summary: Three questions today. 1) What is the fear of God? 2) Why should we fear God? 3) How can we encourage the fear of the Lord in our lives and the lives of others? (Material adapted from David Hocking on Blue Letter Bible under The Fear of God)
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How Not To Do
Shared by: Davon Huss on Nov, 2015
Summary: Talk about the results, the relationship, and the rewards of fearing the Lord (Material adapted from Bob Deffinbaugh at: https://bible.org/seriespage/5-psalm-34-fear-lord)
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 119
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 301
Maria Saunders avatar
I Will
Shared by: Maria Saunders on Sep, 2015
Summary: Do you only bless the Lord when things are good? Warfare is inevitable as it was for King David. Yet, David say, "I Will bless the Lord at all times."
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,194
Dean Courtier avatar
God is always near
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Aug, 2015
Summary: If you have ever felt like you are alone in this world, if you ever struggle to sense God’s presence, my prayer is that you will be encouraged by God’s Word.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 34:18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,189
Lynn Malone avatar
A Crazy Psong
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Aug, 2015
Summary: God uses crazy when crazy is all He's got!
Rick Crandall avatar
If We Know Jesus. . .
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Jul, 2015
Summary: If we know Jesus, we should be: 1. Praising the Lord (vs. 1-3). 2. Praying (vs. 4-7). 3. Passing on the good news about Jesus (vs. 8). 4. Pursuing a godly life (vs. 9-18). 5. Persistent in trusting the Lord (vs. 17-22).
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,319
William R. Nabaza avatar
Lightened and no reproach
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jun, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD's Presence makes our faces shine, making our lives lightened up and reproach and shame are removed from us.
Scripture: Psalms 34:5
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 526
David Leach avatar
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Shared by: David Leach on Apr, 2015
Summary: Introduction - Christian in Trouble
Scripture: Psalms 34:8
Views: 401
Pastor Sandye McCloud avatar
Righteous til The End
Shared by: Pastor Sandye McCloud on Dec, 2014
Summary: Eulogistical Sermon for Brother Malachi Harris...life analogy of Job. Scripural References: Psalms 34:19 and Job 1:6-12
Scripture: Psalms 34:19
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 926
Ronnie Miller avatar
“Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.”
Shared by: Ronnie Miller on Oct, 2014
Summary: Folks, we are living in a fearful time. We have barely gotten the 911 Memorial finished in New York City and terrorist are making serious threats, not only to us but, all over the world.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 642
Samuel Chandar avatar
Honey in the Wine
Shared by: Samuel Chandar on Sep, 2014
Summary: It is only when you taste the Lord; you experience the depths of His Goodness
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-8
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 909
Nelson Emeonu avatar
Shared by: Nelson Emeonu on Aug, 2014
Summary: The truth is that there is no way you can pray correctly when you are not living aright
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 34:15
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 527
Dr. Amen Howard avatar
Up the down side
Shared by: Dr. Amen Howard on Jul, 2014
Summary: It takes tremendous effort to make it to the top. Well, sometimes that’s the way it is for believers.
Scripture: Psalms 34:18-19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 909
bala samson avatar
Radiant face!
Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2014
Summary: You cannot compare the colossal, massive, immeasurable love of God with anyone! None gave their blood and life for you! None.
Scripture: Psalms 34:5
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,308
Chris McMillan avatar
Does God Exist?
Shared by: Chris McMillan on Jul, 2014
Summary: Is the idea of God just a figment of our imagination? Is there really a divine being in the sky that has created the world? If so, how do we know He is interested in humanity?
Scripture: Psalms 34:8
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,365
McClinton Hall avatar
Prescription For Praise-Let's Get Jiggy With It
Shared by: McClinton Hall on Jul, 2014
Summary: Having the attitude of praise no matter what the situation is.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,860
Larry Turner avatar
Shared by: Larry Turner on Mar, 2014
Summary: There is nothing bitter, sour, or too salty about God's Word. It is sweet as honey. Taste it for yourself.