Psalm 33:18
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

New Living Translation
But the LORD watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.

English Standard Version
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,

New American Standard Bible
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness,

King James Bible
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him-- those who depend on His faithful love

International Standard Version
Indeed, the LORD watches those who fear him; those who trust in his gracious love

NET Bible
Look, the LORD takes notice of his loyal followers, those who wait for him to demonstrate his faithfulness

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The eyes of Lord Jehovah are upon the righteous who expect his kindness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD's eyes are on those who fear him, on those who wait with hope for his mercy

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon those that fear him, upon those that wait for his mercy

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

American King James Version
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that hope in his mercy;

American Standard Version
Behold, the eye of Jehovah is upon them that fear him, Upon them that hope in his lovingkindness;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him: and on them that hope in his mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, the eye of Jehovah is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his loving-kindness,

English Revised Version
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

World English Bible
Behold, Yahweh's eye is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his loving kindness;

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, the eye of Jehovah is to those fearing Him, To those waiting for His kindness,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

33:12-22 All the motions and operations of the souls of men, which no mortals know but themselves, God knows better than they do. Their hearts, as well as their times, are all in his hand; he formed the spirit of each man within him. All the powers of the creature depend upon him, and are of no account, of no avail at all, without him. If we make God's favour sure towards us, then we need not fear whatever is against us. We are to give to him the glory of his special grace. All human devices for the salvation of our souls are vain; but the Lord's watchful eye is over those whose conscientious fear of his name proceeds from a believing hope in his mercy. In difficulties they shall be helped; in dangers they shall not receive any real damage. Those that fear God and his wrath, must hope in God and his mercy; for there is no flying from him, but by flying to him. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us; let us always have the comfort and benefit, not according to our merits, but according to the promise which thou hast in thy word given to us, and according to the faith thou hast by thy Spirit and grace wrought in us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him; upon them that hope in his mercy. The eye of the Lord is in a certain sense upon all (vers. 13, 14), but it rests especially upon the righteous. He notes how all men act, but carefully watches over the safety and prosperity of his faithful ones

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him,.... Not with dread of his wrath, or distrust of his grace, or for sinister ends and selfish views, but with a godly fear; by which men hate evil, depart from it, are careful not to offend God by it, but to serve and worship him; on such is not only his eye of Providence to protect from danger, to supply with the necessaries of life, but of love and grace; he looks upon them with delight and pleasure; his eye is upon them to watch over them for good, to guard them from every enemy, and from all evil, and to communicate to them every needful measure of grace;

upon them that hope in his mercy; not his absolute mercy, but his special mercy in Christ; which appears in the provision of him as a Saviour, in the mission of him into this world, and redemption by him; and is displayed in regeneration, the pardon of sin, and eternal life: and such that hope in it are they that see themselves miserable creatures, and in need of it; and who are encouraged to hope in it from the plenty and abundance of it in the heart of God; and from the many instances of it among men, and even some the chief of sinners; and they do hope in it for the forgiveness of their sins, and for salvation and eternal glory; and on these the eye of the Lord is, as before,

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18, 19. Contrasted is God's guidance and power to save from the greatest earthly evil and its most painful precursor, and hence from all.

Psalm 33:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Praise is Fitting for the Upright
17A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength. 18Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness, 19To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.…
Cross References
1 Peter 3:12
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

Genesis 19:16
When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the LORD was merciful to them.

Genesis 42:2
He continued, "I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die."

Exodus 3:16
"Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob--appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt.

2 Chronicles 6:20
May your eyes be open toward this temple day and night, this place of which you said you would put your Name there. May you hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place.

Job 36:7
He does not take his eyes off the righteous; he enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever.

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Psalm 32:10
Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;

Psalm 147:11
the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.

Jeremiah 37:21
King Zedekiah then gave orders for Jeremiah to be placed in the courtyard of the guard and given a loaf of bread from the street of the bakers each day until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.

Lamentations 3:24
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
Treasury of Scripture

Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that hope in his mercy;

the eye

Psalm 34:15-20 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry…

Psalm 147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Job 36:7 He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are …

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are …

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Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

Psalm 52:8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in …

Romans 4:4-8 Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt…

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God …

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