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Psalm 33

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God is to be praised for his goodness;

33:1 Rejoice in Yahweh, you righteous!
Praise is fitting for the upright.

33:2 Give thanks to Yahweh with the lyre.
Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings.

33:3 Sing to him a new song.
Play skillfully with a shout of joy!

33:4 For the word of Yahweh is right.
All his work is done in faithfulness.

33:5 He loves righteousness and justice.
The earth is full of the loving kindness of Yahweh.

for his power;

33:6 By Yahweh’s word, the heavens were made;
all their army by the breath of his mouth.

33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap.
He lays up the deeps in storehouses.

33:8 Let all the earth fear Yahweh.
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

33:9 For he spoke, and it was done.
He commanded, and it stood firm.

33:10 Yahweh brings the counsel of the nations to nothing.
He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.

33:11 The counsel of Yahweh stands fast forever,
the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

and for his providence.

33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is Yahweh,
the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.

33:13 Yahweh looks from heaven.
He sees all the sons of men.

33:14 From the place of his habitation he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,

33:15 he who fashions all of their hearts;
and he considers all of their works.

33:16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an army.
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.

33:17 A horse is a vain thing for safety,
neither does he deliver any by his great power.

33:18 Behold, Yahweh’s eye is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his loving kindness;

33:19 to deliver their soul from death,
to keep them alive in famine.

Confidence is to be placed in God.

33:20 Our soul has waited for Yahweh.
He is our help and our shield.

33:21 For our heart rejoices in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.

33:22 Let your loving kindness be on us, Yahweh,
since we have hoped in you.

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