Psalms 33

The Steadfast Love of the  Lord

1 a  Shout for joy in the  Lord, O you righteous!
b  Praise befits the upright.
2Give thanks to the  Lord with the c  lyre;
make melody to him with d  the harp of e  ten strings!
3Sing to him f  a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
4 For the word of the  Lord is upright,
and all his work is done in g  faithfulness.
5He h  loves righteousness and justice;
i  the earth is full of the steadfast love of the  Lord.
6 By j  the word of the  Lord the heavens were made,
and by k  the breath of his mouth all l  their host.
7He gathers the waters of the sea as m  a heap;
he n  puts the deeps in storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the  Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
9For o  he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.
10 The  Lord p  brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11 q  The counsel of the  Lord stands forever,
the plans of his heart to all generations.
12 r  Blessed is the nation whose God is the  Lord,
the people whom he has s  chosen as his heritage!
13 The  Lord t  looks down from heaven;
he sees all the children of man;
14from u  where he sits enthroned he v  looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
16 w  The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17 x  The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
and by its great might it cannot rescue.
18 Behold, y  the eye of the  Lord is on those who fear him,
z  on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19that he may aa  deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in ab  famine.
20 Our soul ac  waits for the  Lord;
he is our ad  help and ae  our shield.
21For our heart is af  glad in him,
because we ag  trust in his holy name.
22Let your steadfast love, O  Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
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