Psalms 33:20-22

20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

Psalms 33:20 in Other Translations

KJV
20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
ESV
20 Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
NLT
20 We put our hope in the LORD . He is our help and our shield.
MSG
20 We're depending on God; he's everything we need.
CSB
20 We wait for the Lord; He is our help and shield.

Psalms 33:20-22 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 33

Though this psalm has no title to it, it seems to be a psalm of David, from the style and matter of it; and indeed begins with the same words with which the preceding psalm is ended. Theodoret is of opinion it was written by David as a prophecy concerning Hezekiah, as a song to be sung by the people after the destruction of the Assyrian army.

Psalms 33:20-22 In-Context

18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Psalms 27:14; Psalms 130:6
  • 2. S 1 Samuel 2:1; S Joel 2:23; Zechariah 10:7; John 16:22
  • 3. S Psalms 30:4; S Psalms 99:3
  • 4. Psalms 6:4
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