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Psalms 34

Overview

Psalms 34:1, David praises God, and exhorts others thereto by his experience; Psalms 34:8, They are blessed that trust in God; Psalms 34:11, He exhorts to the fear of God; Psalms 34:15, The privileges of the righteous.

This is the second of the alphabetical Psalms (the first being Psa. 25): each verse beginning consecutively with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The verse, however, which begins with וּ , wav , and which should come in between the fifth and sixth, is totally wanting; but as the 22nd, which now begins with פּ , pay , podeh , “redeemeth,” is entirely out of the series, it is not improbable that it was originally written oophodeh , “and redeemeth” and occupied that situation, in which connection it reads admirably. Genesis 20:2, Genesis 26:1; 1 Samuel 21:13-15; Proverbs 29:25

Verse 1

Psalms 71:8, Psalms 71:14, Psalms 71:15, Psalms 145:1, Psalms 145:2, Isaiah 24:15, Isaiah 24:16, Acts 5:41, Acts 16:25, Ephesians 5:20, Colossians 3:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, 2 Thessalonians 1:3, 2 Thessalonians 2:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:21 - wondering at Genesis 24:52 - worshipped Ruth 4:14 - Blessed 1 Samuel 21:10 - Achish 1 Samuel 21:13 - changed 1 Samuel 22:1 - David 1 Samuel 30:6 - David 1 Kings 1:48 - Blessed Job 1:21 - blessed Psalms 9:1 - praise Psalms 35:28 - General Psalms 40:3 - many Psalms 62:8 - Trust Psalms 71:6 - my praise Psalms 86:12 - praise Psalms 108:1 - I will Isaiah 12:1 - O Lord Daniel 6:10 - gave Philippians 4:4 - alway James 3:9 - bless

Verse 2

make: Psalms 44:8, Psalms 105:3, Isaiah 45:25, Jeremiah 9:24, 1 Corinthians 1:31, 2 Corinthians 10:17

the humble: Psalms 22:22-24, Psalms 32:5, Psalms 32:6, Psalms 119:74, Psalms 142:7, 1 Timothy 1:15, 1 Timothy 1:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:52 - worshipped Genesis 48:16 - redeemed Exodus 18:1 - heard 1 Chronicles 16:10 - Glory Psalms 62:8 - Trust Psalms 66:16 - Come Psalms 69:32 - The humble Psalms 143:9 - flee unto thee Luke 1:46 - General 2 Corinthians 1:4 - that Philippians 4:4 - alway

Verse 3

magnify: Psalms 35:27, Psalms 40:16, Psalms 69:30, Luke 1:46, Acts 19:17, Philippians 1:20

let us: Psalms 33:1, Psalms 33:2, Psalms 66:8, Psalms 103:20-22, Psalms 148:1-14, 1 Chronicles 29:20, 2 Chronicles 29:30, Revelation 14:7, Revelation 19:5, Revelation 19:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:2 - exalt him Job 36:24 - magnify Psalms 23:3 - leadeth Psalms 30:1 - extol Psalms 50:15 - deliver Psalms 66:17 - I cried Psalms 95:1 - Come Psalms 99:5 - Exalt Psalms 107:8 - praise Psalms 116:1 - because Isaiah 12:4 - his name

Verse 4

sought: Psalms 18:6, Psalms 22:24, Psalms 31:22, Psalms 77:1, Psalms 77:2, Psalms 116:1-6, Jonah 2:2, Matthew 7:7, Luke 11:9, 2 Corinthians 12:8, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Hebrews 5:7

from: Psalms 27:1, Psalms 27:2, Psalms 46:2, Psalms 56:3, 1 Samuel 27:1, Isaiah 12:2, 2 Corinthians 7:5, 2 Corinthians 7:6, 2 Timothy 1:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:9 - Jacob Genesis 33:4 - embraced Exodus 3:7 - I have Exodus 18:4 - delivered 1 Samuel 21:12 - sore Psalms 3:4 - he Psalms 30:1 - extol Psalms 50:15 - deliver Psalms 57:7 - I will Psalms 64:1 - preserve Psalms 66:17 - I cried Psalms 86:7 - General Psalms 107:19 - General Psalms 112:7 - shall not Psalms 138:3 - In the day 1 John 3:22 - whatsoever

Verse 5

They: Psalms 123:1, Psalms 123:2, Isaiah 45:22, Hebrews 12:2

and were: Psalms 13:3, Psalms 18:28, Psalms 97:11, Esther 8:16

lightened: or, flowed unto him

their: Psalms 83:16, 2 Samuel 19:5

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 20:4 - ask help of the Lord Ezra 9:8 - lighten Psalms 31:17 - Let me Isaiah 38:5 - I have heard Micah 7:7 - I will look Philippians 4:6 - in

Verse 6

This: Psalms 3:4, Psalms 10:17, Psalms 40:17, Psalms 66:16-20

saved: Psalms 34:17-19, Genesis 48:16, 2 Samuel 22:1, Revelation 7:14-17

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:7 - I have Exodus 22:27 - when he crieth Judges 15:19 - Enhakkore 2 Samuel 4:9 - who hath 2 Samuel 22:4 - so 2 Samuel 22:7 - did hear 2 Chronicles 14:11 - cried unto 2 Chronicles 20:4 - ask help of the Lord Psalms 9:12 - he forgetteth Psalms 18:27 - save Psalms 22:24 - but Psalms 30:8 - unto Psalms 34:15 - and Psalms 34:19 - but Psalms 35:10 - which Psalms 40:10 - lovingkindness Psalms 66:17 - I cried Psalms 66:19 - General Psalms 69:33 - the Lord Psalms 77:1 - I cried Psalms 86:1 - for I am Psalms 116:4 - called Isaiah 38:5 - I have heard Isaiah 41:17 - I the Lord Jeremiah 20:13 - for Lamentations 3:56 - hast Jonah 2:2 - I cried Micah 7:7 - I will look

Verse 7

The angel: Psalms 91:11, 2 Kings 6:17, 2 Kings 19:35, Daniel 6:22, Matthew 18:10, Luke 16:22, Hebrews 1:14

encampeth: Genesis 32:1, Genesis 32:2, Zechariah 9:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:7 - angel Genesis 48:16 - Angel 2 Samuel 4:9 - who hath 1 Kings 19:5 - an angel 2 Chronicles 18:31 - the Lord Job 1:10 - an hedge Psalms 125:2 - the Lord Proverbs 14:26 - fear Daniel 3:25 - the Son of God Daniel 3:28 - hath sent Matthew 4:6 - lest Acts 5:19 - General Acts 12:7 - the angel Acts 12:11 - that the

Verse 8

taste: Psalms 63:5, Psalms 119:103, Song of Solomon 2:3, Song of Solomon 5:1, Hebrews 6:4, Hebrews 6:5, 1 Peter 2:2, 1 Peter 2:3, 1 John 1:1-3

Lord: Psalms 36:7, Psalms 36:10, Psalms 52:1, Jeremiah 31:14, Zechariah 9:17, 1 John 4:7-10

blessed: Psalms 2:12, Psalms 84:12

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:8 - I am Numbers 10:29 - come 2 Samuel 17:29 - to eat Psalms 1:1 - Blessed Psalms 25:2 - O Psalms 32:10 - but Psalms 40:4 - Blessed Proverbs 16:20 - whoso Isaiah 30:18 - blessed Jeremiah 17:7 - General Daniel 3:28 - hath sent Romans 12:2 - prove Revelation 22:17 - let him that heareth

Verse 9

fear: Psalms 22:23, Psalms 31:23, Psalms 89:7, Genesis 22:12, Isaiah 8:13, Isaiah 8:14, Hosea 3:5, Revelation 15:3, Revelation 15:4

for: Psalms 23:1, Luke 12:30-32, Romans 8:32, 1 Corinthians 3:22, 1 Corinthians 3:23, Philippians 4:19

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 10:12 - fear 1 Samuel 30:19 - General 1 Kings 17:6 - the ravens Psalms 37:3 - be fed Psalms 84:11 - no Psalms 111:5 - hath given Psalms 145:19 - fulfil Proverbs 10:3 - will Proverbs 19:23 - fear Proverbs 22:4 - By Isaiah 58:11 - and satisfy Jeremiah 37:21 - and that Matthew 6:33 - and all Luke 12:31 - General Luke 22:35 - lacked Acts 4:34 - was

Verse 10

lions: Psalms 104:21, Job 4:10, Job 4:11, Luke 1:51-53

but: Psalms 84:11, Matthew 6:32

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:5 - full 1 Samuel 30:19 - General 1 Kings 17:6 - the ravens 1 Kings 19:5 - an angel Nehemiah 9:21 - their Job 18:12 - hungerbitten Job 38:39 - Wilt Psalms 23:1 - I shall Psalms 37:3 - be fed Psalms 107:9 - General Psalms 111:5 - hath given Proverbs 10:3 - will Proverbs 13:25 - righteous Proverbs 22:4 - By Isaiah 33:16 - bread Isaiah 40:30 - General Isaiah 58:11 - and satisfy Isaiah 65:13 - my servants shall eat Jeremiah 37:21 - and that Jeremiah 51:38 - roar Matthew 6:11 - General Matthew 6:33 - and all Luke 1:53 - filled Luke 11:9 - seek Luke 22:35 - lacked Acts 4:34 - was

Verse 11

Come: Proverbs 4:1, Proverbs 7:24, Proverbs 8:17, Proverbs 8:32, Proverbs 22:6, Ecclesiastes 11:9, Ecclesiastes 11:10, Ecclesiastes 12:1, Isaiah 28:9, Matthew 18:2-4, Mark 10:14-16, John 13:33, 2 Timothy 3:15

I will: Psalms 32:8, Psalms 111:10, Proverbs 1:7, Proverbs 2:1-9

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:2 - hearken Deuteronomy 4:9 - teach them Deuteronomy 11:19 - General Deuteronomy 31:12 - that they may 1 Samuel 12:23 - I will teach 2 Chronicles 17:7 - he sent Job 32:7 - General Job 33:33 - hearken Psalms 19:9 - The fear Psalms 49:1 - Hear Psalms 66:16 - Come Psalms 119:9 - shall Psalms 119:13 - I declared Proverbs 1:4 - to the Proverbs 3:2 - length Proverbs 3:7 - fear Proverbs 10:27 - fear Proverbs 15:33 - fear Isaiah 55:2 - Hearken Mark 4:3 - Hearken Romans 12:7 - or he 1 Thessalonians 2:11 - as Hebrews 5:12 - teachers

Verse 12

What: Psalms 21:4, Psalms 91:16, Deuteronomy 6:2, Deuteronomy 30:20, 1 Peter 3:10, 1 Peter 3:11

that he: Psalms 4:6, Job 7:7, Ecclesiastes 2:3, Ecclesiastes 12:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:16 - the Lord Deuteronomy 11:9 - prolong Deuteronomy 25:15 - that thy days Job 32:7 - General Psalms 15:2 - speaketh Psalms 94:14 - forsake Ecclesiastes 6:6 - yet Isaiah 65:20 - There shall Amos 5:14 - Seek Matthew 5:9 - are

Verse 13

Keep: Psalms 39:1, Proverbs 18:21, Matthew 12:35-37, James 1:19, James 1:26, James 3:2, James 3:5-10

speaking: Psalms 55:11, Proverbs 12:7, Proverbs 12:19, Proverbs 12:22, Proverbs 19:9, Isaiah 63:8, Colossians 3:9, 1 Peter 2:1, 1 Peter 2:22, Revelation 14:4, Revelation 14:5

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 29:8 - that I may not Job 15:13 - and lettest Psalms 15:2 - speaketh

Verse 14

Depart: Psalms 37:27, Job 28:28, Proverbs 3:7, Proverbs 8:13, Proverbs 13:14, Proverbs 16:16, Proverbs 16:17, Isaiah 1:16, Isaiah 1:17, Romans 12:9, 2 Timothy 2:19, 1 Peter 3:11

do: Acts 10:38, Galatians 6:10, Titus 2:14, Hebrews 13:16, 3 John 1:11

seek: Psalms 120:7, Matthew 5:9, Romans 12:18, Romans 14:17, 2 Corinthians 13:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:11, Hebrews 12:14, James 3:17, James 3:18

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 29:8 - that I may not Job 1:8 - escheweth Psalms 97:10 - hate Proverbs 13:19 - depart Isaiah 56:2 - keepeth his Ezekiel 18:31 - Cast Amos 5:15 - Hate Mark 9:50 - have peace Romans 14:19 - follow 1 Timothy 6:11 - and

Verse 15

The: Psalms 33:18, Job 36:7, 1 Peter 3:12

and: Psalms 34:6, Psalms 34:17, Psalms 130:2, 2 Chronicles 6:40, Isaiah 37:14-21, Daniel 9:17-23

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:19 - For I Genesis 19:21 - I Genesis 24:15 - before Deuteronomy 4:37 - in his sight Deuteronomy 11:12 - the eyes 2 Samuel 22:7 - did hear 1 Kings 8:29 - That thine 2 Chronicles 6:20 - thine eyes 2 Chronicles 16:9 - the eyes Ezra 5:5 - But the eye Ezra 8:22 - The hand Nehemiah 1:6 - thine ear Job 34:21 - General Psalms 4:3 - the Lord Psalms 11:7 - his Psalms 41:12 - settest Psalms 71:2 - in thy Psalms 101:6 - Mine Proverbs 15:29 - he heareth Isaiah 58:9 - shalt thou Jeremiah 24:6 - For I will Jeremiah 32:19 - for Amos 9:4 - set Habakkuk 1:13 - of Zechariah 13:9 - they shall call Matthew 6:6 - pray John 9:31 - we know James 5:16 - The effectual 1 Peter 5:7 - for 2 Peter 2:9 - knoweth 1 John 3:22 - whatsoever

Verse 16

face: Leviticus 17:10, Leviticus 26:17, Jeremiah 44:11, Ezekiel 14:7, Ezekiel 14:8, Amos 9:4

to cut: Psalms 10:16, Job 18:17, Proverbs 10:7, Ecclesiastes 8:10, Jeremiah 17:13

Reciprocal: Ruth 4:10 - the name Ezra 8:22 - his power and his wrath Job 13:12 - remembrances Psalms 109:15 - cut off Proverbs 15:29 - far Jeremiah 21:10 - I have Jeremiah 23:30 - General Ezekiel 15:7 - I will set Habakkuk 1:13 - of

Verse 17

The righteous: There is no word for the righteous in the present Hebrew Text; but it is preserved in all the versions; and it was probably lost from its similitude to tzaakoo, "they cry:" - tzaakoo tazddeekim, "the righteous cry."

cry: Psalms 34:6, Psalms 34:15, Psalms 34:19, Psalms 91:15, Psalms 145:18-20, 2 Chronicles 32:20, 2 Chronicles 32:21, 2 Chronicles 32:24, Isaiah 65:24, Acts 12:5-11

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:10 - cried out 1 Samuel 26:24 - let him deliver 2 Samuel 4:9 - who hath Psalms 145:19 - he also will Acts 7:10 - delivered 1 John 5:14 - he

Verse 18

is nigh: Psalms 75:1, Psalms 85:9, Psalms 119:151, Psalms 145:18, Isaiah 55:6

unto them: etc. Heb. to the broken of heart, Psalms 51:17, Psalms 147:3, Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18

such as: etc. Heb. the contrite of spirit, 2 Kings 22:19, Isaiah 57:15, Isaiah 66:2, Ezekiel 36:26, Ezekiel 36:31

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 26:24 - let him deliver 2 Chronicles 34:27 - thine heart Psalms 109:16 - slay Proverbs 16:19 - to be Jeremiah 44:10 - humbled Joel 2:13 - rend Matthew 5:3 - the poor

Verse 19

Many: Psalms 71:20, Job 5:19, Job 30:9-31, Job 42:12, Proverbs 24:16, John 16:33, Acts 14:22, 2 Corinthians 4:7-12, 2 Corinthians 4:17, 2 Corinthians 11:23-27, 1 Thessalonians 3:3, 1 Thessalonians 3:4, 2 Timothy 3:11, 2 Timothy 3:12, Hebrews 11:33-38, James 5:10, James 5:11, 1 Peter 4:12, 1 Peter 4:13, Revelation 7:14-17

but: Psalms 34:6, Psalms 34:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:10 - was a Genesis 42:36 - all these things are against me Ruth 1:3 - and she was 1 Samuel 19:10 - he slipped 1 Samuel 19:12 - Michal 1 Samuel 30:3 - burned 2 Samuel 20:1 - And there 2 Samuel 22:1 - in 1 Kings 1:29 - hath Job 1:18 - Thy sons Psalms 18:1 - in the day Psalms 18:27 - save Psalms 25:17 - General Psalms 32:10 - Many Psalms 37:24 - Though Psalms 41:1 - Lord Psalms 54:7 - For he Psalms 73:14 - For all Psalms 119:107 - afflicted Psalms 129:2 - yet they have Psalms 143:11 - bring Proverbs 12:13 - but Isaiah 54:11 - thou afflicted Jeremiah 30:7 - but Daniel 3:23 - fell Luke 16:20 - full Acts 26:17 - Delivering 2 Corinthians 1:10 - General Philippians 2:27 - but God 1 Peter 1:6 - manifold

Verse 20

Psalms 35:10, Psalms 91:12, Daniel 6:22-24, John 19:36

Reciprocal: Psalms 37:24 - Though Matthew 4:6 - lest

Verse 21

Evil: Psalms 37:30-40, Psalms 94:23, Isaiah 3:11

they: Psalms 37:12-15, Psalms 40:15, Psalms 89:23, 1 Samuel 19:4, 1 Samuel 19:5, 1 Samuel 31:4, 1 Kings 22:8, 1 Kings 22:37, Luke 19:14, Luke 19:27, Luke 19:41-44, John 7:7, John 15:18-23, 1 Thessalonians 2:15, 1 Thessalonians 2:16, 2 Thessalonians 1:6, 2 Thessalonians 1:9

desolate: or, guilty, Exodus 20:7

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 18:7 - I hate him Psalms 18:39 - that Psalms 20:8 - They Psalms 140:11 - evil

Verse 22

redeemeth: Psalms 31:5, Psalms 71:23, Psalms 103:4, Psalms 130:8, Genesis 48:16, 2 Samuel 4:9, 1 Kings 1:29, Lamentations 3:58, 1 Peter 1:18, 1 Peter 1:19, Revelation 5:9

none: Psalms 9:9, Psalms 9:10, Psalms 84:11, Psalms 84:12, John 10:27-29, Romans 8:31-39, 1 Peter 1:5

Reciprocal: Ezra 8:22 - The hand Psalms 20:8 - They Psalms 121:7 - he shall Psalms 125:1 - that trust Isaiah 49:23 - for they Jeremiah 39:18 - because Daniel 3:28 - that trusted Acts 12:11 - and hath

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 34". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-34.html.