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Psalm 33 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Be glad in the Lord, O doers of righteousness; for praise is beautiful for the upright. 1 Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
2 Give praise to the Lord on the corded instrument; make melody to him with instruments of music. 2 Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
3 Make a new song to him; playing expertly with a loud noise. 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.
4 For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his works are certain. 4 For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
5 His delight is in righteousness and wisdom; the earth is full of the mercy of the Lord. 5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.
6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the army of heaven by the breath of his mouth. 6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
7 He makes the waters of the sea come together in a mass; he keeps the deep seas in store-houses. 7 He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses.
8 Let the earth be full of the fear of the Lord; let all the people of the world be in holy fear of him. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him.
9 For he gave the word, and it was done; by his order it was fixed for ever. 9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
10 The Lord undoes the designs of the nations; he makes the thoughts of the peoples without effect. 10 The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 The Lord's purpose is eternal, the designs of his heart go on through all the generations of man. 11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
12 Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he has taken for his heritage. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 The Lord is looking down from heaven; he sees all the sons of men; 13 From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;
14 From his house he keeps watch on all who are living on the earth; 14 from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth--
15 He makes all their hearts; their works are clear to him. 15 he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
16 A king's salvation is not in the power of his army; a strong man does not get free by his great strength. 16 No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a false hope; his great power will not make any man free from danger. 17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 See, the eye of the Lord is on those in whose hearts is the fear of him, on those whose hope is in his mercy; 18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 To keep their souls from death; and to keep them living in time of need. 19 to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
20 Our souls are waiting for the Lord; he is our help and our salvation. 20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
21 For in him our hearts have joy; in his holy name is our hope. 21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
22 Let your mercy be on us, O Lord, as we are waiting for you. 22 May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.