Psalm 33
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1Let the godly sing for joy to the LORD; it is fitting for the pure to praise him.1Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
2Praise the LORD with melodies on the lyre; make music for him on the ten-stringed harp.2Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
3Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.3Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
4For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does.4For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.
5He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the LORD fills the earth.5He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
6The LORD merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.6By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
7He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.7He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses.
8Let the whole world fear the LORD, and let everyone stand in awe of him.8Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
9For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command.9For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
10The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes.10The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11But the LORD’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.11The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.
12What joy for the nation whose God is the LORD, whose people he has chosen as his inheritance.12Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
13The LORD looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race.13The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man;
14From his throne he observes all who live on the earth.14from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.15he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.
16The best-equipped army cannot save a king, nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.16The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory— for all its strength, it cannot save you.17The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.
18But the LORD watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.18Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19He rescues them from death and keeps them alive in times of famine.19that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.
20We put our hope in the LORD. He is our help and our shield.20Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
21In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.21For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.
22Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in you alone.22Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.
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