Psalms Chapter 33 |
1Sing forth, O you righteous, to the Lord;
it is fit that the upright acclaim Him.
2Praise the Lord with the lyre;
with the ten-stringed harp sing to Him;
3sing Him a new song;
play sweetly with shouts of joy.
4For the word of the Lord is right;
His every deed is faithful.
5He loves what is right and just;
the earth is full of the Lord’s faithful care.
6By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
by the breath of His mouth, all their host.
7He heaps up the ocean waters like a mound,
stores the deep in vaults.
8Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world dread Him.
9For He spoke, and it was;
He commanded, and it endured.
10The Lord frustrates the plans of nations,
brings to naught the designs of peoples.
11What the Lord plans endures forever,
what He designs, for ages on end.
12Happy the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people He has chosen to be His own.
13The Lord looks down from heaven;
He sees all mankind.
14From His dwelling-place He gazes
on all the inhabitants of the earth—
15He who fashions the hearts of them all,
who discerns all their doings.
16Kings are not delivered by a large force;
warriors are not saved by great strength;
17horses are a false hope for deliverance;
for all their great power they provide no escape.
18Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
who wait for His faithful care
19to save them from death,
to sustain them in famine.
20We set our hope on the Lord,
He is our help and shield;
21in Him our hearts rejoice,
for in His holy name we trust.
22May we enjoy, O Lord, Your faithful care,
as we have put our hope in You.