The Sovereignty of the Lord in Creation and History
1Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful.
2Praise the Lord with the harp;
33:2 Lit. Sing to HimMake melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
3Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
4For the word of the Lord is right,
And all His work is done in truth.
5He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
6By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
7He gathers the waters of the sea together 33:7 LXX, Tg., Vg. in a vesselas a heap;
He lays up the deep in storehouses.
8Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
9For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.
10The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
11The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.
12Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
13The Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men.
14From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth;
15He fashions their hearts individually;
He 33:15 understandsconsiders all their works.
16No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
17A horse is a 33:17 falsevain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
18Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy,
19To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.
20Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
21For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
22Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You.