Psalms 33

Sing joyfully to the  Lord, you righteous;
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the  Lord with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
play skilfully, and shout for joy.
For the word of the  Lord is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.
The  Lord loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.
By the word of the  Lord the heavens were made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
Or sea as into a heap

he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the  Lord;
let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.
10 The  Lord foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the  Lord stand firm for ever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the  Lord,
the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the  Lord looks down
and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling-place he watches
all who live on earth –
15 he who forms the hearts of all,
who considers everything they do.
16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the  Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.
20 We wait in hope for the  Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us,  Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
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