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Psalm 33 NAS

Praise to the Creator and Preserver.

1 1Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is 2becoming to the upright.

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2 Give thanks to the LORD with the 3lyre; Sing praises to Him with a 4harp of ten strings.

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3 Sing to Him a 5new song; Play skillfully with 6a shout of joy.

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4 For the word of the LORD 7is upright, And all His work is done 8in faithfulness.

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5 He 9loves righteousness and justice; The 10earth is full of the lovingkindness of the LORD.

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6 By the 11word of the LORD the heavens were made, And 12by the breath of His mouth 13all their host.

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7 He gathers the 14waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.

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    • a 33:7 - Some versions read "in a water skin;" i.e. container
      8 Let 15all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world 16stand in awe of Him.

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      9 For 17He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

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        • b 33:9 - Or "stood forth"
          10 The LORD 18nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.

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          11 The 19counsel of the LORD stands forever, The 20plans of His heart from generation to generation.

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          12 Blessed is the 21nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has 22chosen for His own inheritance.

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          13 The LORD 23looks from heaven; He 24sees all the sons of men;

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          14 From 25His dwelling place He looks out On all the inhabitants of the earth,

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          15 He who 26fashions the hearts of them all, He who 27understands all their works.

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            • c 33:15 - Or "their heart together"
              16 28The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength.

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              17 A 29horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.

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              18 Behold, 30the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who 31hope for His lovingkindness,

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              19 To 32deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive 33in famine.

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              20 Our soul 34waits for the LORD; He is our 35help and our shield.

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              21 For our 36heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name.

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              22 Let Your lovingkindness, O LORD, be upon us, According as we have hoped in You.

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                • e 33:22 - Or "waited for"

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                  • a 33:7 - Some versions read "in a water skin;" i.e. container
                  • b 33:9 - Or "stood forth"
                  • c 33:15 - Or "their heart together"
                  • d 33:18 - Or "wait"
                  • e 33:22 - Or "waited for"