Psalm 33
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Psalm 33

1You godly ones, shout for joy because of the Lord!

It is appropriate for the morally upright to offer him praise.

2Give thanks to the Lord with the harp!

Sing to him to the accompaniment of a ten-stringed instrument!

3Sing to him a new song!

Play skillfully as you shout out your praises to him!

4For the Lord’s decrees are just,

and everything he does is fair.

5The Lord promotes equity and justice;

the Lord’s faithfulness extends throughout the earth.

6By the Lord’s decree the heavens were made;

by a mere word from his mouth all the stars in the sky were created.

7He piles up the water of the sea;

he puts the oceans in storehouses.

8Let the whole earth fear the Lord!

Let all who live in the world stand in awe of him!

9For he spoke, and it came into existence,

he issued the decree, and it stood firm.

10The Lord frustrates the decisions of the nations;

he nullifies the plans of the peoples.

11The Lord’s decisions stand forever;

his plans abide throughout the ages.

12How blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,

the people whom he has chosen to be his special possession.

13The Lord watches from heaven;

he sees all people.

14From the place where he lives he looks carefully

at all the earth’s inhabitants.

15He is the one who forms every human heart,

and takes note of all their actions.

16No king is delivered by his vast army;

a warrior is not saved by his great might.

17A horse disappoints those who trust in it for victory;

despite its great strength, it cannot deliver.

18Look, the Lord takes notice of his loyal followers,

those who wait for him to demonstrate his faithfulness

19by saving their lives from death

and sustaining them during times of famine.

20We wait for the Lord;

he is our deliverer and shield.

21For our hearts rejoice in him,

for we trust in his holy name.

22May we experience your faithfulness, O Lord,

for we wait for you.

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