33 1 Rejoice in Yahweh, O you righteous!
Praise befits the upright.
33 2 Praise Yahweh with the lyre,
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
33 3 Sing to him a new song,
play skilfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
33 4 For the word of Yahweh is upright;
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
33 5 He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of Yahweh.
33 6 By the word of Yahweh the heavens were made,
and all their host by the breath of his mouth.
33 7 He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle;
he put the deeps in storehouses.
33 8 Let all the earth fear Yahweh,
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
33 9 For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood forth.
33 10 Yahweh brings the counsel of the nations to nought;
he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
33 11 The counsel of Yahweh stands for ever,
the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
33 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is Yahweh,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
33 13 Yahweh looks down from heaven,
he sees all the sons of men;
33 14 from where he sits enthroned he looks forth on all the inhabitants of the earth,
33 15 he who fashions the hearts of them all, and observes all their deeds.
33 16 A king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
33 17 The war horse is a vain hope for victory,
and by its great might it cannot save.
33 18 Behold, the eye of Yahweh is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
33 19 that he may deliver their soul from death,
and keep them alive in famine.
33 20 Our soul waits for Yahweh;
he is our help and shield.
33 21 Yea, our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
33 22 Let your steadfast love, O Yahweh, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.