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Psalm 33:18

18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

Read Psalm 33:18 Using Other Translations

Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,
But the LORD watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.

What does Psalm 33:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 33:18

Behold, the eye of the Lord [is] upon them that fear him
Not with dread of his wrath, or distrust of his grace, or for sinister ends and selfish views, but with a godly fear; by which men hate evil, depart from it, are careful not to offend God by it, but to serve and worship him; on such is not only his eye of Providence to protect from danger, to supply with the necessaries of life, but of love and grace; he looks upon them with delight and pleasure; his eye is upon them to watch over them for good, to guard them from every enemy, and from all evil, and to communicate to them every needful measure of grace;

upon them that hope in his mercy;
not his absolute mercy, but his special mercy in Christ; which appears in the provision of him as a Saviour, in the mission of him into this world, and redemption by him; and is displayed in regeneration, the pardon of sin, and eternal life: and such that hope in it are they that see themselves miserable creatures, and in need of it; and who are encouraged to hope in it from the plenty and abundance of it in the heart of God; and from the many instances of it among men, and even some the chief of sinners; and they do hope in it for the forgiveness of their sins, and for salvation and eternal glory; and on these the eye of the Lord is, as before,

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