Psalms 33
1All you who are righteous,
shout joyfully to the LORD!
It’s right for those who do right to praise God.
2Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre!
Sing praises to him with the ten-stringed harp!
3Sing to him a new song!
Play your best with joyful shouts!
4Because the LORD’s word is right,
his every act is done in good faith.
5He loves righteousness and justice;
the LORD’s faithful love fills the whole earth.
6The skies were made by the LORD’s word,
all their starry multitude by the breath of his mouth.
7He gathered the ocean waters into a heap;
he put the deep seas into storerooms.
8All the earth honors the LORD;
all the earth’s inhabitants stand in awe of him.
9Because when he spoke, it happened!
When he commanded, there it was!
10The LORD overrules what the nations plan;
he frustrates what the peoples intend to do.
11But the LORD’s plan stands forever;
what he intends to do lasts from one generation to the next.
12The nation whose God is the LORD,
the people whom God has chosen as his possession,
is truly happy!
13The LORD looks down from heaven;
he sees every human being.
14From his dwelling place God observes
all who live on earth.
15God is the one who made all their hearts,
the one who knows everything they do.
16Kings aren’t saved by the strength of their armies;
warriors aren’t rescued by how much power they have.
17A warhorse is a bad bet for victory;
it can’t save despite its great strength.
18But look here: the LORD’s eyes watch all who honor him,
all who wait for his faithful love,
19to deliver their lives#Or souls; also in 33:20 from death
and keep them alive during a famine.
20We put our hope in the LORD.
He is our help and our shield.
21Our heart rejoices in God
because we trust his holy name.
22LORD, let your faithful love surround us
because we wait for you.
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