When the just cry out, the Lord hears and rescues them from distress.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.
Many are the troubles of the just, but the Lord delivers from them all.
God watches over all their bones; not one shall be broken.
Evil will slay the wicked; those who hate the just are condemned.
The Lord redeems loyal servants; no one is condemned whose refuge is God.
Psalm 34 continued – verses 18-23