Psalm 33

The Steadfast Love of the Lord

1 h Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!
i Praise befits the upright.
2 Give thanks to the Lord with the j lyre;
make melody to him with j the harp of k ten strings!
3 Sing to him l a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

4 For the word of the Lord is upright,
and all his work is done in m faithfulness.
5 He n loves righteousness and justice;
o the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

6 By p the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
and by q the breath of his mouth all r their host.
7 He gathers the waters of the sea as s a heap;
he t puts the deeps in storehouses.

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
9 For u he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord v brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11 w The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of his heart to all generations.
12 x Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has y chosen as his heritage!

13 The Lord z looks down from heaven;
he sees all the children of man;
14 from a where he sits enthroned he b looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
16 c The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17 d The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
and by its great might it cannot rescue.

18 Behold, e the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
f on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19 that he may g deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in h famine.

20 Our soul i waits for the Lord;
he is our j help and k our shield.
21 For our heart is l glad in him,
because we m trust in his holy name.
22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 32:11
    Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 147:1
    Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 71:22
    I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 71:22
    I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 144:9
    I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 40:3
    He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
    Psalms 96:1
    Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!
    Isaiah 42:10
    Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 119:75
    I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 11:7
    For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.
    Psalms 36:5 - 6
    Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
    Psalms 45:7
    You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.
    Psalms 89:14
    Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 119:64
    The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes!
  10. Cross References
    Genesis 1:6 - 7
    And God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.
    Hebrews 11:3
    By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
    2 Peter 3:5
    For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God.
    John 1:3
    All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
  11. Cross References
    Job 26:13
    By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
    Isaiah 11:4
    But with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
  12. Cross References
    Genesis 2:1
    Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 78:13
    He divided the sea and let them pass through it, and made the waters stand like a heap.
    Exodus 15:8
    At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up; the floods stood up in a heap; the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.
    Joshua 3:13
    And when the soles of the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off from flowing, and the waters coming down from above shall stand in one heap.
    Joshua 3:16
    The waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, and those flowing down toward the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people passed over opposite Jericho.
  14. Cross References
    Job 38:8
    Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 148:5 - 6
    Let them praise the name of the Lord! For he commanded and they were created.
    Genesis 1:3
    And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
    Psalms 147:15
    He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
    Psalms 147:18
    He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
  16. Cross References
    Isaiah 19:3
    And the spirit of the Egyptians within them wil...
    Luke 1:51
    He has shown strength with his arm; he has scat...
    2 Samuel 15:34
    But if you return to the city and say to Absalo...
    2 Samuel 17:14
    And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "Th...
    Nehemiah 4:15
    When our enemies heard that it was known to us ...
    Job 5:12
    He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so tha...
    Isaiah 8:10
    Take counsel together, but it will come to noth...
  17. Cross References
    Proverbs 19:21
    Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
    Isaiah 46:10
    Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 144:15
    Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
    Deuteronomy 33:29
    Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph! Your enemies shall come fawning to you, and you shall tread upon their backs.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 65:4
    Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!
    Deuteronomy 7:6
    For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
    Exodus 19:5
    Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine.
  20. Cross References
    Job 28:24
    For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.
    Psalms 11:4
    The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord 's throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
  21. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:39
    Then hear in heaven your dwelling place and forgive and act and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways ( for you, you only, know the hearts of all the children of mankind).
    1 Kings 8:43
    Hear in heaven your dwelling place and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to you, in order that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your people Israel, and that they may know that this house that I have built is called by your name.
    1 Kings 8:49
    Then hear in heaven your dwelling place their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause
  22. Cross References
    Proverbs 15:3
    The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
    Jeremiah 32:19
    Great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the children of man, rewarding each one according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds.
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 44:6
    For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me.
  24. Cross References
    Psalms 20:7
    Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
    Psalms 147:10
    His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man.
    Proverbs 21:31
    The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.
    Hosea 1:7
    But I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the Lord their God. I will not save them by bow or by sword or by war or by horses or by horsemen.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 34:15
    The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.
    Job 36:7
    He does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne he sets them forever, and they are exalted.
    1 Peter 3:12
    For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 147:11
    But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.
  27. Cross References
    Acts 12:11
    When Peter came to himself, he said, "Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.
  28. Cross References
    Psalms 37:19
    They are not put to shame in evil times; in the days of famine they have abundance.
    Job 5:20
    In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword.
  29. Cross References
    Psalms 62:1
    For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.
    Psalms 62:5
    For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
    Psalms 130:6
    My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.
    Isaiah 8:17
    I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.
  30. Cross References
    Psalms 115:9 - 11
    O Israel, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.
  31. Cross References
    Psalms 3:3
    But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
  32. Cross References
    Zechariah 10:7
    Then Ephraim shall become like a mighty warrior, and their hearts shall be glad as with wine. Their children shall see it and be glad; their hearts shall rejoice in the Lord.
    Psalms 9:14
    That I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation.
  33. Cross References
    Psalms 11:1
    In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, "Flee like a bird to your mountain.
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