1 I will bless the Lord at all times; ♦
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall glory in the Lord; ♦
let the humble hear and be glad.
3 O magnify the Lord with me; ♦
let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the Lord and he answered me ♦
and delivered me from all my fears.
5 Look upon him and be radiant ♦
and your faces shall not be ashamed.
and saved me from all my troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him ♦
and delivers them.
8 O taste and see that the Lord is gracious; ♦
blessed is the one who trusts in him.
9 Fear the Lord, all you his holy ones, ♦
for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 Lions may lack and suffer hunger, ♦
but those who seek the Lord
lack nothing that is good.
11 Come, my children, and listen to me; ♦
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Who is there who delights in life ♦
and longs for days to enjoy good things?
13 Keep your tongue from evil ♦
and your lips from lying words.
14 Turn 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 to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, ♦
to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry and the Lord hears them ♦
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted ♦
and will save those who are crushed in spirit.
19 Many are the troubles of the righteous; ♦
from them all will the Lord deliver them.
20 He keeps all their bones, ♦
so that not one of them is broken.
21 But evil shall slay the wicked ♦
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord ransoms the life of his servants ♦
and will condemn none who seek refuge in him.