Psalm 33

English Standard Version

1 Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. (Ps 32:11; Ps 147:1) 2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! (Ps 71:22; Ps 144:9) 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. (Ps 40:3; Ps 96:1; Isa 42:10) 4 For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. (Ps 119:75) 5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. (Ps 11:7; Ps 36:5; Ps 45:7; Ps 89:14; Ps 119:64) 6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. (Ge 1:6; Ge 2:1; Job 26:13; Isa 11:4; Joh 1:3; Heb 11:3; 2Pe 3:5) 7 He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses. (Ex 15:8; Jos 3:13; Jos 3:16; Job 38:8; Ps 78:13) 8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! 9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. (Ge 1:3; Ps 147:15; Ps 147:18; Ps 148:5) 10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. (2Sa 15:34; 2Sa 17:14; Ne 4:15; Job 5:12; Isa 8:10; Isa 19:3; Lu 1:51) 11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations. (Pr 19:21; Isa 46:10) 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! (Ex 19:5; De 7:6; De 33:29; Ps 65:4; Ps 144:15) 13 The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; (Job 28:24; Ps 11:4) 14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, (1Ki 8:39; 1Ki 8:43; 1Ki 8:49; Pr 15:3; Jer 32:19) 15 he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds. 16 The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. (Ps 44:6) 17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. (Ps 20:7; Ps 147:10; Pr 21:31; Ho 1:7) 18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, (Job 36:7; Ps 34:15; Ps 147:11; 1Pe 3:12) 19 that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. (Job 5:20; Ps 37:19; Ac 12:11) 20 Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. (Ps 3:3; Ps 62:1; Ps 62:5; Ps 115:9; Ps 130:6; Isa 8:17) 21 For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. (Ps 9:14; Ps 11:1; Zec 10:7) 22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.