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Psalm 33 (Common English Bible)

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Psalm 33

1 All you who are righteous, shout joyfully to the LORD! It's right for those who do right to praise God. 2 Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre! Sing praises to him with the ten-stringed harp! 3 Sing to him a new song! Play your best with joyful shouts! 4 Because the LORD's word is right, his every act is done in good faith. 5 He loves righteousness and justice; the LORD's faithful love fills the whole earth. 6 The skies were made by the LORD's word, all their starry multitude by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathered the ocean waters into a heap; he put the deep seas into storerooms. 8 All the earth honors the LORD; all the earth's inhabitants stand in awe of him. 9 Because when he spoke, it happened! When he commanded, there it was! 10 The LORD overrules what the nations plan; he frustrates what the peoples intend to do. 11 But the LORD's plan stands forever; what he intends to do lasts from one generation to the next. 12 The nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom God has chosen as his possession, is truly happy! 13 The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees every human being. 14 From his dwelling place God observes all who live on earth. 15 God is the one who made all their hearts, the one who knows everything they do. 16 Kings aren't saved by the strength of their armies; warriors aren't rescued by how much power they have. 17 A warhorse is a bad bet for victory; it can't save despite its great strength. 18 But look here: the LORD's eyes watch all who honor him, all who wait for his faithful love, 19 to deliver their livesa from death and keep them alive during a famine. 20 We put our hope in the LORD. He is our help and our shield. 21 Our heart rejoices in God because we trust his holy name. 22 LORD, let your faithful love surround us, because we wait for you.
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