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Psalms Chapter 34

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The Happiness of those who trust in Hashem

34:1 I will bless ADONAI (יהוה) at all times: His praise [shall] continually [be] in my mouth.

34:2 My nefesh shall make her boast in ADONAI (יהוה): the humble shall hear [thereof], and be glad.

34:3 O magnify ADONAI (יהוה) with me, and let us exalt His Name together.

34:4 I sought ADONAI (יהוה), and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

34:5 They looked to Him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

34:6 This poor man cried, and ADONAI (יהוה) heard [him], and saved him out of all His troubles.

34:7 The angel of ADONAI (יהוה) encamps round about them that fear Him, and delivers them.

34:8 O taste and see that ADONAI (יהוה) [is] good: Ashrei (happy) [is] the man [that] trusteth in him.

34:9 O fear ADONAI (יהוה), you His Chasidim: for [there is] no want to them that fear Him.

34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek ADONAI (יהוה) shall not want any good [thing].

34:11 Come, ye children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of ADONAI (יהוה).

34:12 What man [is he that] desires life, [and] loves [many] days, that he may see good?

34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile.

34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

34:15 The eyes of ADONAI (יהוה) [are] upon the tzadikim, and His ears [are open] to their cry.

34:16 The face of ADONAI (יהוה) [is] against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

34:17 [The tzadikim] cry, and ADONAI (יהוה) hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

34:18 ADONAI (יהוה) [is] nigh to them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.

34:19 Many [are] the afflictions of the tzadikim: but ADONAI (יהוה) delivers him out of them all.

34:20 He keeps all His bones: not one of them is broken.

34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the tzadikim shall be desolate.

34:22 ADONAI (יהוה) redeems the nefesh of His avadim: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.


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After "watchfulness" comes "zeal". For "watchfulness" revolves around the negative mitzvot while "zeal" around the positive mitzvot. This is as written "turn from evil and do good" (Ps.34:15) The matter of "Zeal" is clear. It is the early engaging in mitzvot and their completion as the sages of blessed memory said: "the zealous are early to perform the mitzvot" (Pesachim 4a).