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Psalm 33 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Sovereignty of the LORD in Creation and History
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:1 - Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:2 - Praise the LORD with the harp;
Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:3 - Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:4 - For the word of the LORD is right,
And all His work is done in truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:5 - He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:6 - By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:7 - He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;[fn]
He lays up the deep in storehouses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:8 - Let all the earth fear the LORD;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:9 - For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:10 - The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:11 - The counsel of the LORD stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:12 - Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:13 - The LORD looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:14 - From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:15 - He fashions their hearts individually;
He considers all their works.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:16 - No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:17 - A horse is a vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:18 - Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:19 - To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:20 - Our soul waits for the LORD;
He is our help and our shield.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:21 - For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:22 - Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You.
NKJV Footnotes
Septuagint, Targum, and Vulgate read in a vessel.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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