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Psalm 33:2-9 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Give thanks to the Lord on the harp;
    on the ten-stringed lyre offer praise.
Sing to him a new song;
    skillfully play with joyful chant.
For the Lord’s word is upright;
    all his works are trustworthy.
He loves justice and right.
    The earth is full of the mercy of the Lord.


By the Lord’s word the heavens were made;
    by the breath of his mouth all their host.[a]
[b]He gathered the waters of the sea as a mound;
    he sets the deep into storage vaults.


Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all who dwell in the world show him reverence.
For he spoke, and it came to be,
    commanded, and it stood in place.


  1. 33:6 All their host: the stars of the sky are commonly viewed as a vast army, e.g., Neh 9:6; Is 40:26; 45:12; Jer 33:22.
  2. 33:7 The waters…as a mound: ancients sometimes attributed the power keeping the seas from overwhelming land to a primordial victory of the storm-god over personified Sea.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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