Psalm 33
Praise to the Creator
1Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones;
praise from the upright is beautiful.33:1 Ps 32:11; 147:1; Php 4:4
2Praise the Lord with the lyre;
make music to him with a ten-stringed harp.33:2 Ps 92:3; 144:9
3Sing a new song to him;33:3 Ps 40:3; 96:1; Is 42:10
play skillfully on the strings, with a joyful shout.33:3 Ps 150:4

4For the word of the Lord is right,
and all his work is trustworthy.33:4 Ps 19:8
5He loves righteousness and justice;33:5 Ps 11:7; 37:28
the earth is full of the Lord’s unfailing love.33:5 Ps 119:64

6The heavens were made by the word of the Lord,33:6 Heb 11:3; 2Pt 3:5
and all the stars, by the breath of his mouth.33:6 Jb 26:13; Ps 104:30
7He gathers the water of the sea into a heap;33:7 LXX, Tg, Syr, Vg, Jer read sea as in a bottle
he puts the depths into storehouses.33:7 Ex 15:8; Jos 3:13; Ps 78:13
8Let the whole earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.33:8 Ps 67:7; 96:9
9For he spoke, and it came into being;
he commanded, and it came into existence.33:9 Gn 1:3; Ps 147:15,18; 148:5

10The Lord frustrates the counsel of the nations;
he thwarts the plans of the peoples.33:10 Ps 2:1–3; Is 8:10; 19:3
11The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of his heart from generation to generation.33:11 Ps 139:17; Pr 19:21; Is 55:8
12Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord —
the people he has chosen to be his own possession!33:12 Ex 19:5; Dt 7:6; Ps 144:15

13The Lord looks down from heaven;
he observes everyone.33:13 Jb 28:24; Ps 11:4; 14:2; 53:2
14He gazes on all the inhabitants of the earth
from his dwelling place.33:14 Ps 102:19
15He forms the hearts of them all;
he considers all their works.33:15 Jb 34:21
16A king is not saved by a large army;
a warrior will not be rescued by great strength.33:16 Ps 44:6; 60:11
17The horse is a false hope for safety;
it provides no escape by its great power.33:17 Ps 20:7; 147:10; Hs 1:7

18But look, the Lord keeps his eye on those who fear him —
those who depend on his faithful love33:18 Jb 36:7; Ps 34:15; 1Pt 3:12
19to rescue them from death
and to keep them alive in famine.33:19 Jb 5:20; Ps 37:19; 56:13

20We wait for the Lord;33:20 Ps 130:6; Is 8:17
he is our help and shield.33:20 Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 3:3; 5:12; 18:2; 28:7; 115:9–11
21For our hearts rejoice in him33:21 Ps 13:5; 28:7; Jn 16:22
because we trust in his holy name.33:21 Zph 3:12
22May your faithful love rest on us, Lord,
for we put our hope in you.33:22 Ps 130:7; 147:11