Bible: Psalms 33

Psalm 33 1 

33:1 You godly ones, shout for joy because of the Lord!

It is appropriate for the morally upright to offer him praise.

33:2 Give thanks to the Lord with the harp!

Sing to him to the accompaniment of a ten-stringed instrument!

33:3 Sing to him a new song! 2 

Play skillfully as you shout out your praises to him! 3 

33:4 For 4  the Lord’s decrees 5  are just, 6 

and everything he does is fair. 7 

33:5 The Lord promotes 8  equity and justice;

the Lord’s faithfulness extends throughout the earth. 9 

33:6 By the Lord’s decree 10  the heavens were made;

by a mere word from his mouth all the stars in the sky were created. 11 

33:7 He piles up the water of the sea; 12 

he puts the oceans 13  in storehouses.

33:8 Let the whole earth fear 14  the Lord!

Let all who live in the world stand in awe of him!

33:9 For he spoke, and it 15  came into existence,

he issued the decree, 16  and it stood firm.

33:10 The Lord frustrates 17  the decisions of the nations;

he nullifies the plans 18  of the peoples.

33:11 The Lord’s decisions stand forever;

his plans abide throughout the ages. 19 

33:12 How blessed 20  is the nation whose God is the Lord,

the people whom he has chosen to be his special possession. 21 

33:13 The Lord watches 22  from heaven;

he sees all people. 23 

33:14 From the place where he lives he looks carefully

at all the earth’s inhabitants.

33:15 He is the one who forms every human heart, 24 

and takes note of all their actions.

33:16 No king is delivered by his vast army;

a warrior is not saved by his great might.

33:17 A horse disappoints those who trust in it for victory; 25 

despite its great strength, it cannot deliver.

33:18 Look, the Lord takes notice of his loyal followers, 26 

those who wait for him to demonstrate his faithfulness 27 

33:19 by saving their lives from death 28 

and sustaining them during times of famine. 29 

33:20 We 30  wait for the Lord;

he is our deliverer 31  and shield. 32 

33:21 For our hearts rejoice in him,

for we trust in his holy name.

33:22 May we experience your faithfulness, O Lord, 33 

for 34  we wait for you.

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