Jesus said, "This is what I say to my friends. Do not be afraid of them that kill the body. They can do nothing else. I will tell you of whom you should be afraid. Be afraid of him that kills you and has the power to send you to hell



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The Fear of the Lord

Psalm 34


An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 34

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Gordon Churchyard

Words in boxes are from the Bible. Words in brackets, ( ), are not in the Hebrew Bible.



Jesus said, "This is what I say to my friends. Do not be afraid of them that kill the body. They can do nothing else. I will tell you of whom you should be afraid. Be afraid of him that kills you and has the power to send you to hell. Yes, I tell you, be afraid of him". (Luke 12:4-5) (Hell is where bad people go when they die.)

Psalm 34


    For David, when he made Abimelech think that he was crazy.
Abimelech sent David away and he went.

v1      I will always say good things about the LORD.
     Every day my lips will sing psalms to him.

v2      My soul will boast about the LORD.
     Humble people will hear it. It will make them happy.

v3      Let us all make people see that the LORD is great.
     We will make his name famous together.

v4      I prayed to the LORD and he answered me.
     He saved me from everything that made me afraid.

v5      (Humble people) looked to (the LORD) and were happy.
     Their faces were not ashamed.

v6      This humble man prayed and the LORD heard (him).
     The (LORD) took him away from all his troubles.

v7      The angel of the LORD made a camp.
     He stayed in it, round the people that feared the LORD.
     He took them away (from danger).

v8      Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good.
     The man that trusts in him will be very happy.

v9      Oh, fear the LORD all his saints.
     People that fear him will need nothing.

v10    Young lions may need (food) and become hungry.
     People that pray to the LORD will not need any good (thing).

v11    Children, come and listen to me.
     I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

v12    Which one of you finds pleasure in life?
     Who wants time to see good (things)?

v13    Do not say anything evil,
     or let your lips tell anything that is false.

v14   Turn away from evil and do good (things).
     Look for peace and follow it.

v15   The LORD’S face is against the people that do evil.
     Nobody in all the earth will remember them.

v16   The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous
       and his ears (listen) when they pray.

v17   The LORD hears them when they cry for help.
     He saves them from all their troubles.

v18   The LORD is near when their hearts break.
     He saves those whose spirits are very sad.

v19    Many evil things happen to the righteous,
     but the LORD saves (the righteous) from them all.

v20    (The LORD) keeps all their bones safe.
     Not one of them becomes broken.

v21    Evil (things) will kill very bad people.
     (The LORD) will punish the people that hate righteous (people).

v22    The LORD will make his servants free
       and not punish anyone that trusts him.


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