Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.||
(33:1) "Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous."|
Has there ever been a righteous person?
Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an
instrument of ten strings.||
Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.||
For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.||
He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by
the breath of his mouth.||
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the
depth in storehouses.||
Let all the earth fear
the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.||
(33:8, 18) "Let all the earth fear
the LORD ... The eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him."|
Should we fear God?
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.||
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the
devices of the people of none effect.||
The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath
chosen for his own inheritance.||
The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
(33:14-15) "The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looketh
upon all the inhabitants of the earth."|
From his seat in heaven, God can see the whole earth and all its inhabitants. (He sits directly
above the earth, which is a flat disc below him.)
From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of
He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not
delivered by much strength.||
An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that
hope in his mercy;
To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
(33:18-19) "The eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him,
upon them that hope in his mercy ... to keep them alive in famine."|
Those who fear God never starve.
Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy
Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.