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Taste and See the Lord is Good
(1 Samuel 21:10-15; Psalm 52:1-9; Psalm 56:1-13)
1For David, when he changed his countenance before Achimelech, who dismissed him, and he went his way. [1 Kings 21.]
I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall be always in my mouth.
2In the Lord shall my soul be praised: let the meek hear and rejoice.
3O magnify the Lord with me; and let us extol his name together.
4I sought the Lord, and he heard me; and he delivered me from all my troubles.
5Come ye to him and be enlightened:
and your faces shall not be confounded.
6This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him: and saved him out of all his troubles.
7The angel of the Lord shall encamp round about them that fear him: and shall deliver them.
8O taste, and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the man that hopeth in him.
9Fear the Lord, all ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
10The rich have wanted, and have suffered hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good.
11Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12Who is the man that desireth life: who loveth to see good days?
13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
14Turn away from evil and do good: seek after peace and pursue it.
15The eyes of the Lord are upon the just: and his ears unto their prayers.
16But the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil things: to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17The just cried, and the Lord heard them: and delivered them out of all their troubles.
18The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.
19Many are the afflictions of the just; but out of them all will the Lord deliver them.
20The Lord keepeth all their bones, not one of them shall be broken.
21The death of the wicked is very evil: and they that hate the just shall be guilty.
22The Lord will redeem the souls of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall offend.