Psalm 34:10
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English Standard Version
The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

King James Bible
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

American Standard Version
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger; But they that seek Jehovah shall not want any good thing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The rich have wanted, and have suffered hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good.

English Revised Version
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

Webster's Bible Translation
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 34:5-7) The poet now gives the reason for this praise by setting forth the deliverance he has experienced. He longed for God and took pains to find Him (such is the meaning of דּרשׁ in distinction from בּקּשׁ), and this striving, which took the form of prayer, did not remain without some actual answer (ענה is used of the being heard and the fulfilment as an answer to the petition of the praying one). The perfects, as also in Psalm 34:6, Psalm 34:7, describe facts, one of which did not take place without the other; whereas ויּענני would give them the relation of antecedent and consequent. In Psalm 34:6, his own personal experience is generalised into an experimental truth, expressed in the historical form: they look unto Him and brighten up, i.e., whosoever looketh unto Him (הבּיט אל of a look of intense yearning, eager for salvation, as in Numbers 21:9; Zechariah 12:10) brightens up. It is impracticable to make the ענוים from Psalm 34:3 the subject; it is an act and the experience that immediately accompanies it, that is expressed with an universal subject and in gnomical perfects. The verb נהר, here as in Isaiah 60:5, has the signification to shine, glitter (whence נהרה, light). Theodoret renders it: Ὁ μετὰ πίστεως τῷ θεῷ προσιὼν φωτὸς ἀκτῖνας δέχεται νοεροῦ, the gracious countenance of God is reflected on their faces; to the actus directus of fides supplex succeeds the actus reflexus of fides triumphans. It never comes to pass that their countenances must be covered with shame on account of disappointed hope: this shall not and cannot be, as the sympathetic force of אל implies. In all the three dialects חפר (חפר) has the signification of being ashamed and sacred; according to Gesenius and F׬rst (root פר) it proceeds from the primary signification of reddening, blushing; in reality, however, since it is to be combined, not with Arab. hmr, but with chmr (cf. Arab. kfr, כפר, Arab. gfr, gmr), it proceeds from the primary signification of covering, hiding, veiling (Arabic chafira, tachaffara, used of a woman, cf. chamara, to be ashamed, to blush, to be modest, used of both sexes), so that consequently the shame-covered countenance is contrasted with that which has a bright, bold, and free look. In Psalm 34:7, this general truth is again individualised. By זה עני (like זה סיני in Psalm 68:9) David points to himself. From the great peril in which he was placed at the court of the Philistines, from which God has rescued him, he turns his thoughts with gratitude and praise to all the deliverances which lie in the past.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lions

Psalm 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

Job 4:10,11 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken...

Luke 1:51-53 He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts...

but

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Matthew 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

Cross References
Job 4:11
The strong lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.

Job 22:21
"Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.

Psalm 23:1
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 107:9
For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Proverbs 10:3
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

Proverbs 13:25
The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.

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