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Psalm 33

Joyfully sing to Yahweh, you righteous people.
    Praising the Lord is proper for decent people.
Give thanks with a lyre to Yahweh.
    Make music for him on a ten-stringed harp.
Sing a new song to him.
    Play beautifully and joyfully on stringed instruments.

The word of Yahweh is correct,
    and everything he does is trustworthy.
Yahweh loves righteousness and justice.
    His mercy fills the earth.
The heavens were made by the word of Yahweh
    and all the stars by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the water in the sea like a dam
    and puts the oceans in his storehouses.
Let all the earth fear Yahweh.
    Let all who live in the world stand in awe of him.
He spoke, and it came into being.
    He gave the order, and there it stood.

10 Yahweh blocks the plans of the nations.
    He frustrates the schemes of the people of the world.
11 Yahweh’s plan stands firm forever.
    His thoughts stand firm in every generation.
12 Blessed is the nation whose Elohim is Yahweh.
    Blessed are the people he has chosen as his own.

13 Yahweh looks down from heaven.
    He sees all of Adam’s descendants.
14 From the place where he sits enthroned,
    he looks down upon all who live on earth.
15 The one who formed their hearts
    understands everything they do.

16 No king achieves a victory with a large army.
    No warrior rescues himself by his own great strength.
17 Horses are not a guarantee for victory.
    Their great strength cannot help someone escape.
18 Yahweh’s eyes are on those who fear him,
    on those who wait with hope for his mercy
19 to rescue their souls from death
    and keep them alive during a famine.

20 We wait for Yahweh.
    He is our help and our Magen.
21 In him our hearts find joy.
    In his holy name we trust.
22 Let your mercy rest on us, O Yahweh,
    since we wait with hope for you.