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Psalm 33

New International Version

1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. 2 Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. 4 For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. 5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. 6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathers the waters of the sea into jars[1]; he puts the deep into storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him. 9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. 10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. 11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. 13 From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; 14 from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth— 15 he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. 16 No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. 17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. 18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, 19 to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. 20 We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. 21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. 22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as 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.