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Psalm 33

New Int. Readers Version

1 You who are godly, sing with joy to the Lord. It is right for honest people to praise him. 2 Praise the Lord with the harp. Make music to him on the lyre that has ten strings. 3 Sing a new song to him. Play with skill, and shout with joy. 4 What the Lord says is right and true. He is faithful in everything he does. 5 The Lord loves what is right and fair. The earth is full of his faithful love. 6 The heavens were made when the Lord commanded it to happen. All of the stars were created by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathers the waters of the sea together. He puts the oceans in their places. 8 Let the whole earth have respect for the Lord. Let all of the people in the world honor him. 9 He spoke, and the world came into being. He commanded, and it stood firm. 10 The Lord blocks the sinful plans of the nations. He keeps them from doing what they want to do. 11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever. What he wants to do will last for all time. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Blessed are the people he chose to be his own. 13 From heaven the Lord looks down and sees everyone. 14 From his throne he watches all those who live on the earth. 15 He creates the hearts of all people. He is aware of everything they do. 16 A king isn't saved just because his army is big. A soldier doesn't escape just because he is very strong. 17 People can't trust a horse to save them either. Though it is very strong, it can't save them. 18 But the Lord looks with favor on those who respect him. He watches over those who put their hope in his faithful love. 19 He watches over them to save them from death. He wants to keep them alive when there is no food in the land. 20 We wait in hope for the Lord. He helps us. He is like a shield that keeps us safe. 21 Our hearts are full of joy because of him. We trust in him, because he is holy. 22 Lord, may your faithful love rest on us. We put our hope in you.

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.