Psalm 34:15
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English Standard Version
The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.

King James Bible
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

American Standard Version
The eyes of Jehovah are toward the righteous, And his ears are open unto their cry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The eyes of the Lord are upon the just: and his ears unto their prayers.

English Revised Version
The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Webster's Bible Translation
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 34:8-11) This praise is supported by a setting forth of the gracious protection under which God's saints continually are. The מלאך יהוה, is none other than He who was the medium of Jahve's intercourse with the patriarchs, and who accompanied Israel to Canaan. This name is not collective (Calvin, Hupfeld, Kamphausen, and others). He, the One, encampeth round about them, in so far as He is the Captain of the host of Jahve (Joshua 5:14), and consequently is accompanied by a host of inferior ministering angels; or insofar as He can, as being a spirit not limited by space, furnish protection that covers them on every side. חנה (cf. Zechariah 9:8) is perhaps an allusion to מחנים in Genesis 32:2., that angel-camp which joined itself to Jacob's camp, and surrounded it like a barricade or carrago. On the fut. consec. ויחלּצם, et expedit eos, as a simple expression of the sequence, or even only of a weak or loose internal connection, vid., Ewald, 343, a. By reason of this protection by the Angel of God arises (Psalm 34:9) the summons to test the graciousness of God in their own experience. Tasting (γεύσαστηαι, Hebrews 6:4., 1 Peter 2:3) stands before seeing; for spiritual experience leads to spiritual perception or knowledge, and not vice versa. Nisi gustaveris, says Bernard, non videbis. David is desirous that others also should experience what he has experienced in order that they may come to know what he has come to know, viz., the goodness of God.

(Note: On account of this Psalm 34:9, Γεύσασθε καὶ Ἴδετε κ. τ. λ., Psalm 33 (34) was the Communion Psalm of the early church, Constit. Apost. viii. 13, Cyril,. Catech. Myst. v 17.)

Hence, in Psalm 34:10, the call to the saints to fear Jahve (יראוּ instead of יראוּ, in order to preserve the distinction between veremini and videbunt, as in Joshua 24:14; 1 Samuel 12:24); for whoso fears Him, possesses everything in Him. The young mature lions may sooner lack and suffer hunger, because they have no prey, than that he should suffer any want whatsoever, the goal of whose striving is fellowship with God. The verb רוּשׁ (to lack, be poor, once by metaplasm ירשׁ, 1 Samuel 2:7, root רשׁ, to be or to make loose, lax), elsewhere used only of men, is here, like Psalm 104:21 בּקּשׁ מאל, transferred to the lions, without כּפירים being intended to refer emblematically (as in Psalm 35:17; Psalm 57:5; Psalm 17:12) to his powerful foes at the courts of Saul and of Achish.

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Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that hope in his mercy;

Job 36:7 He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yes, he does establish them for ever...

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers...

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Psalm 34:6,17 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles...

Psalm 130:2 Lord, hear my voice: let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

2 Chronicles 6:40 Now, my God, let, I beseech you, your eyes be open, and let your ears be attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.

Isaiah 37:14-21 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD...

Daniel 9:17-23 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of your servant, and his supplications...

Cross References
John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

1 Peter 3:12
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

2 Chronicles 6:20
that your eyes may be open day and night toward this house, the place where you have promised to set your name, that you may listen to the prayer that your servant offers toward this place.

Job 36:7
He does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne he sets them forever, and they are exalted.

Psalm 10:17
O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD's throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

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