Psalms 33:13

13 From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;

Images for Psalms 33:13

Psalms 33:13 in Other Translations

13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
13 The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man;
13 The LORD looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race.
13 From high in the skies God looks around, he sees all Adam's brood.
13 The Lord looks down from heaven; He observes everyone.

Psalms 33:13 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 33:13

The Lord looketh from heaven
Where his throne and temple are, upon the earth and men, and things in it, as follows;

he beholdeth all the sons of men;
the evil and the good; which is contrary to the sense of many wicked men, who imagine he takes no notice of what is done here below; but his eye is upon all, upon all the workers of iniquity, how secret soever they may be; and not only his eye of Providence is upon good men, but his eye of love, grace, and mercy; and he has a special and distinct knowledge of them: agreeably to this are some expressions of Heathen writers; says one F5,

``the eye of God sees all things;''

says another F6,

``there is a great God in heaven who sees all things, and governs.''


F5 (panta idwn diov ofyalmov) Hesiod. Opera & Dies, l. 1. v. 263.
F6 (esti megav en ouranw) Sophoclis Electra, v. 174, 175.

Psalms 33:13 In-Context

11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—
15 he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 53:2; Psalms 102:19
  • 2. Job 28:24; Psalms 11:4; Psalms 14:2; S Hebrews 4:13
Scripture quoted by permission.  Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.