Would you love to live a long, happy life? 2
or use deceptive speech! 4
Strive for peace and promote it! 6
34:15 The Lord pays attention to the godly
and hears their cry for help. 7
34:16 But the Lord opposes evildoers
and wipes out all memory of them from the earth. 8
[34:12] 1 tn Heb “Who is the man who desires life?” The rhetorical question is used to grab the audience’s attention. “Life” probably refers here to quality of life, not just physical existence or even duration of life. See the following line.