The LORD foils1 the plans2 of the nations;3 he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
But the plans of the LORD stand firm4 forever, the purposes5 of his heart through all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,6 the people he chose7 for his inheritance.813
From heaven the LORD looks down9 and sees all mankind;1014
from his dwelling place11 he watches all who live on earth--
he who forms12 the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.1316
No king is saved by the size of his army;14 no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse15 is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes16 of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,1719
to deliver them from death18 and keep them alive in famine.1920
We wait20 in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.