12 Who is the man who delights in life,
loving a long life to enjoy what is good?(A)
13 Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from deceitful speech.(B)
14 Turn away from evil and do what is good;(C)
seek peace and pursue it.(D)

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and His ears are open to their cry for help.(E)
16 The face of the Lord is set
against those who do what is evil,(F)
to erase[a] all memory of them from the earth.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 34:16 Or cut off

17 For it is better to suffer(A) for doing good, if that should be God’s will,[a] than for doing evil.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 3:17 Lit if the will of God should will

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