For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded,1 and it stood firm.
The LORD foils2 the plans3 of the nations;4 he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
But the plans of the LORD stand firm5 forever, the purposes6 of his heart through all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,7 the people he chose8 for his inheritance.913
From heaven the LORD looks down10 and sees all mankind;1114
from his dwelling place12 he watches all who live on earth--
he who forms13 the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.1416
No king is saved by the size of his army;15 no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse16 is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes17 of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,1819
to deliver them from death19 and keep them alive in famine.20