The Psalms: Book 1, Psalm 33

Psalm 33  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 5
Book First
Chap. 33.
1 Shout for joy, ye righteous, in Jehovah; praise is comely for the upright.
2 Give ye thanks unto Jehovah upon the harp; upon a psaltery of ten strings sing ye praises unto him.
3 Sing ye unto him a new song; be ye skilful to play with shouting.
4 For the word of Jehovah [is] upright, and all his works [are] in truth.
5 He loveth righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of Jehovah.
6 By the word of Jehovah the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth;
7 Gathering together as a heap the waters of the sea, putting the depths in storehouses.
8 All the earth shall fear before Jehovah, all the inhabitants of the world shall be afraid before him.
9 For he spake and it was; he commanded and it stood.
10 Jehovah hath made void the counsel of the Gentiles; he hath frustrated the devices of the nations.
11 The counsel of Jehovah shall stand forever, the devices of his heart to all generations.
12 Happy [is] the nation1 whose God is Jehovah, the people he hath chosen to himself for an inheritance.
13 From the heavens Jehovah looked; he saw all the sons of men.
14 From the place of his dwelling he looked upon all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 He who formeth their heart together, who considereth all their works.
16 The king is not saved by the multitude of a host; a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
17 The horse [is] a vain thing for salvation, and by the greatness of his strength will be not deliver.
18 Behold, the eye of Jehovah [is] towards those who fear him, to those who hope in his mercy,
19 To deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul hath waited for Jehovah; he [is] our help and our shield.
21 For in him our heart rejoiceth; for in his holy name2 have we trusted.
22 Thy mercy, O Jehovah, shall be upon us, according as we have hoped in thee.