Psalms 33

1 Rejoice in LORD, O ye righteous. Praise is comely for the upright.

2 Give thanks to LORD with the harp. Sing praises to him with the psaltery of ten strings.

3 Sing to him a new song. Play skillfully with a loud noise.

4 For the word of LORD is right, and all his work is [done] in faithfulness.

5 He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the loving kindness of LORD.

6 By the word of LORD were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. He lays up the deeps in store-houses.

8 Let all the earth fear LORD. Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

9 For he spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood fast.

10 LORD brings the counsel of the nations to naught. He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.

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

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

13 LORD looks from heaven. He beholds all the sons of men.

14 From the place of his habitation he looks forth upon all the inhabitants of the earth;

15 he who fashions the hearts of them all, who considers all their works.

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

17 A horse is a vain thing for safety, nor does he deliver any by his great power.

18 Behold, the eye of LORD is upon those who fear him, upon those who hope in his loving kindness,

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

20 Our soul has waited for LORD. He is our help and our shield.

21 For our heart shall rejoice in him because we have trusted in his holy name.

22 Let thy loving kindness, O LORD, be upon us, according as we have hoped in thee.