Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the nation whose God is the LORD,
The people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance.
The LORD looks [down] from heaven;
He sees all the sons of man;
From His dwelling place He looks closely
Upon all the inhabitants of the earth--
He who fashions the hearts of them all,
Who considers and understands all that they do.
The king is not saved by the great size of his army;
A warrior is not rescued by his great strength.
A horse is a false hope for victory;
Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon those who fear Him [and worship Him with awe-inspired reverence and obedience],
On those who hope [confidently] in His compassion and lovingkindness,
To rescue their lives from death
And keep them alive in famine.
We wait [expectantly] for the LORD;
He is our help and our shield.
For in Him our heart rejoices,
Because we trust [lean on, rely on, and are confident] in His holy name.
Let Your [steadfast] lovingkindness, O LORD, be upon us,
In proportion as we have hoped in You.