Psalm 34:1
New International Version
Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left. I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

New Living Translation
A psalm of David, regarding the time he pretended to be insane in front of Abimelech, who sent him away. I will praise the LORD at all times. I will constantly speak his praises.

English Standard Version
I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Berean Study Bible
Of David, when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, so that the king drove him away. I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

King James Bible
A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Christian Standard Bible
I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

Contemporary English Version
I will always praise the LORD.

Good News Translation
I will always thank the LORD; I will never stop praising him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Concerning David, when he pretended to be insane in the presence of Abimelech, who drove him out, and he departed. I will praise the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.

International Standard Version
I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise will be in my mouth continuously.

NET Bible
Written by David, when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, causing the king to send him away. I will praise the LORD at all times; my mouth will continually praise him.

New Heart English Bible
[By David; when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.] I will bless the LORD at all times. His praise will always be in my mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall bless Lord Jehovah in all times, and in all times shall his praises be in my mouth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[By David when he pretended to be insane in the presence of Abimelech; Abimelech threw him out, so David left.] I will thank the LORD at all times. My mouth will always praise him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
[A Psalm] of David; when he changed his demeanour before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

New American Standard 1977
I Will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Aleph I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

American King James Version
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

American Standard Version
I will bless Jehovah at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For 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.

Darby Bible Translation
{[A Psalm] of David; when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.} I will bless Jehovah at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

English Revised Version
A Psalm of David; when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
A Psalm of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

World English Bible
I will bless Yahweh at all times. His praise will always be in my mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
By David, in his changing his behaviour before Abimelech, and he driveth him away, and he goeth. I do bless Jehovah at all times, Continually His praise is in my mouth.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Taste and See that the LORD is Good
1Of David, when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, so that the king drove him away. I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. 2My soul will boast in the LORD; let the oppressed hear and rejoice.…
Cross References
Ephesians 5:20
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Samuel 21:10
That day David fled from Saul and went to Achish king of Gath.

1 Samuel 21:13
So he changed his behavior before them and feigned madness in their hands; he scratched on the doors of the gate and let his saliva run down his beard.

Psalm 33:22
May Your loving devotion rest on us, O LORD, as we put our hope in You.

Psalm 71:6
I have leaned on You since birth; You pulled me from my mother's womb. My praise is always for You.

Psalm 145:1
I will exalt You, my God and King; I will bless Your name forever and ever.

Daniel 6:10
Now when Daniel learned that the document had been signed, he went into his house, where the windows of his upper room opened toward Jerusalem, and three times a day he got down on his knees, prayed, and gave thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Treasury of Scripture

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

A.M.

Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech …

Genesis 26:1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that …

1 Samuel 21:13-15 And he changed his behavior before them, and feigned himself mad …

Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the …

Psalm 71:8,14,15 Let my mouth be filled with your praise and with your honor all the day…

Psalm 145:1,2 I will extol you, my God, O king; and I will bless your name for …

Isaiah 24:15,16 Why glorify you the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD …

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that …

Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God: and …

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the …

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …







Lexicon
Of David,
לְדָוִ֗ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

when he pretended
בְּשַׁנּוֹת֣וֹ (bə·šan·nō·w·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8138: To fold, duplicate, to transmute

to be insane
טַ֭עְמוֹ (ṭa‘·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2940: A taste, perception, intelligence, a mandate

before
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

Abimelech,
אֲבִימֶ֑לֶךְ (’ă·ḇî·me·leḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 40: Abimelech -- 'father is king', a Philistine name, also an Israelite name

so that [the king] drove him
וַֽ֝יְגָרֲשֵׁ֗הוּ (way·ḡā·ră·šê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1644: To drive out from a, possession, to expatriate, divorce

away.
וַיֵּלַֽךְ׃ (way·yê·laḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

I will bless
אֲבָרֲכָ֣ה (’ă·ḇā·ră·ḵāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

at all
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

times;
עֵ֑ת (‘êṯ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6256: Time, now, when

His praise
תְּֽהִלָּת֥וֹ (tə·hil·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8416: Praise, song of praise

will always
תָּ֝מִ֗יד (tā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

be on my lips.
בְּפִֽי׃ (bə·p̄î)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to
Verse 1. - I will Bless the Lord at all times; i.e. even in times of adversity. If the statement in the title may be relied upon, David's fortunes were now at the lowest ebb. He had fled from the court of Saul on finding that Saul was determined to put him to death (1 Samuel 20:31). He had hoped to find a safe refuge with Achish, but had been disappointed. He was on the point of becoming a fugitive and an outlaw, a dweller in dens and caves of the earth (1 Samuel 22:1). He had as yet no body of followers. We cannot but admire his piety in composing, at such a time, a song of thanksgiving to God. His praise shall continually be in my mouth (comp. Psalm 92:1, 2; Psalm 145:1, 2; Psalm 146:1, 2; Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:18). "Continually" must be understood as meaning either "every day" or "many times every day," but must not be taken quite literally, or the business of life would be at a stand. 34:1-10 If we hope to spend eternity in praising God, it is fit that we should spend much of our time here in this work. He never said to any one, Seek ye me in vain. David's prayers helped to silence his fears; many besides him have looked unto the Lord by faith and prayer, and it has wonderfully revived and comforted them. When we look to the world, we are perplexed, and at a loss. But on looking to Christ depends our whole salvation, and all things needful thereunto do so also. This poor man, whom no man looked upon with any respect, or looked after with any concern, was yet welcome to the throne of grace; the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The holy angels minister to the saints, and stand for them against the powers of darkness. All the glory be to the Lord of the angels. By taste and sight we both make discoveries, and have enjoyment; Taste and see God's goodness; take notice of it, and take the comfort of it. He makes all truly blessed that trust in him. As to the things of the other world, they shall have grace sufficient for the support of spiritual life. And as to this life, they shall have what is necessary from the hand of God. Paul had all, and abounded, because he was content, Php 4:11-18. Those who trust to themselves, and think their own efforts sufficient for them, shall want; but they shall be fed who trust in the Lord. Those shall not want, who with quietness work, and mind their own business.
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