Psalms 33

1Rejoice in the Lord, good people! It is good for good people to praise him! 2Play the lyre and praise the Lord! Play to the Lord on the ten-stringed harp. 3Sing a new song to him. Play the happy tune beautifully! 4God’s word is true. You can depend on everything he does. 5God loves to be fair and do good things. The Lord’s true love fills the earth! 6The Lord spoke the command, and the world was made. The breath from God’s mouth created everything on earth. 7God gathered the water from the sea into one place. He keeps the ocean in its place. 8Every person on earth should fear and respect the Lord. All the people in the world should fear him. 9Why? Because God just gives a command, and that thing happens. And if he says, “Stop!” then that thing will stop. 10The Lord can make everyone’s advice useless. He can ruin all their plans. 11But the Lord’s advice is good forever. His plans are good for generation after generation. 12People who have the Lord as their God are very fortunate. Why? Because God chose them to be his own special people. 13The Lord looked down from heaven, and he saw all the people. 14From his high throne he looked down at all the people living on earth. 15God created every person’s mind. God knows what every person is thinking. 16A king is not saved by his own great power. A strong soldier is not saved by his own great strength. 17Horses don’t really bring victory in war. Their strength can’t really help you escape. 18The Lord watches and cares for his followers that wait for him to show his true love. 19God saves those people from death. He gives them strength when they are hungry. 20So we will wait for the Lord. He helps us and he protects us. 21God makes us happy. We truly trust his holy name. 22Lord, we truly worship you! So show your great love for us.

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