Psalm 34:2
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New Living Translation
I will boast only in the LORD; let all who are helpless take heart.

King James Bible
My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

Darby Bible Translation
My soul shall make its boast in Jehovah: the meek shall hear, and rejoice.

World English Bible
My soul shall boast in Yahweh. The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.

Young's Literal Translation
In Jehovah doth my soul boast herself, Hear do the humble and rejoice.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

34:2 Shall boast - Shall glory in this, that I have so powerful and so gracious a master. The humble - The righteous.

Psalm 34:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Looking unto Jesus
"Till God in human flesh I see, My thoughts no comfort find,--" God shrouded and veiled in the manhood,--there we can with steady gaze behold him, for so he cometh down to us, and our poor finite intelligence can understand and lay hold upon him. I shall therefore use my text this morning, and I think very legitimately, in reference to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ--"They looked unto him, and were lightened;" for when we look at God, as revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord, and behold the Godhead
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Seeking Richly Rewarded
"The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing."--Psalm 34:10. THE young lions are very strong; they are as yet in the freshness of their youth, and yet their strength does not always suffice to keep them supplied. The young lions are very crafty; they understand how to waylay their game and leap upon them with a sudden spring at unawares, and yet, with all their craftiness, they howl for hunger in the wood. The young lions are very bold and
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 60: 1914

Tender Mercies, on My Way
"I will bless the Lord at all times." -- Psalm 34:1. Tender mercies, on my way Falling softly like the dew, Sent me freshly every day, I will bless THE LORD for you. Though I have not all I would, Though to greater bliss I go, Every present gift of good To Eternal Love I owe. Source of all that comforts me, Well of joy for which I long, Let the song I sing to Thee Be an everlasting song.
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations

But God Wanted not Power to Make Man Such as that He Should Not...
16. But God wanted not power to make man such as that he should not be able to sin: but He chose rather to make him such, as that it should lie in his power [1859] to sin, if he would; not to sin, if he would not; forbidding the one, enjoining the other; that it might be to him first a good desert not to sin, and after a just reward not to be able to sin. For such also at the last will He makes His Saints, as to be without all power to sin. Such forsooth even now hath He His angels, whom in Him we
St. Augustine—On Continence

Cross References
Luke 1:46
Mary responded, "Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:31
Therefore, as the Scriptures say, "If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD."

Psalm 44:8
O God, we give glory to you all day long and constantly praise your name. Interlude

Psalm 69:32
The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God's help be encouraged.

Psalm 119:74
May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word.

Jeremiah 9:24
But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the LORD, have spoken!

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