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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Online Bible

NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Psalms 33:1-22

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • Praise to the Creator

    • “Sing to him a new song” (3)

    • Creation by Jehovah’s word and spirit (6)

    • Jehovah’s nation happy (12)

    • Jehovah’s watchful eye (18)

33  Shout joyfully, you righteous ones, because of Jehovah.+ It is fitting for the upright to praise him.   Give thanks to Jehovah with the harp; Sing praises* to him with a ten-stringed instrument.   Sing to him a new song;+ Play skillfully on the strings, along with shouts of joy.   For the word of Jehovah is upright,+ And everything he does is trustworthy.   He loves righteousness and justice.+ The earth is filled with Jehovah’s loyal love.+   By the word of Jehovah the heavens were made,+ And by the spirit* of his mouth everything in them.*   He gathers the seawaters like a dam;+ He puts the surging waters in storehouses.   Let the whole earth fear Jehovah.+ Let the inhabitants of the productive land be in awe of him.   For he spoke, and it came to be;+ He commanded, and it stood firm.+ 10  Jehovah has frustrated the schemes* of the nations;+ He has thwarted the plans* of the peoples.+ 11  But the decisions* of Jehovah will stand forever;+ The thoughts of his heart are from generation to generation. 12  Happy is the nation whose God is Jehovah,+ The people he has chosen as his own possession.+ 13  Jehovah looks down from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.+ 14  From his place of residence, He gazes on the inhabitants of the earth. 15  He is the one forming the hearts of all; He examines all their works.+ 16  No king is saved by a large army;+ A mighty man is not saved by his great power.+ 17  The horse is a false hope for salvation;*+ Its great strength does not ensure escape. 18  Look! The eye of Jehovah watches over those fearing him,+ Those waiting for his loyal love, 19  To rescue them* from death And to keep them alive during famine.+ 20  We are* in expectation of Jehovah. He is our helper and our shield.+ 21  Our hearts rejoice in him, For we trust in his holy name.+ 22  May your loyal love rest upon us, O Jehovah,+ While we keep waiting for you.+

Footnotes

Or “Make music.”
Or “breath.”
Lit., “all their army.”
Or “counsel.”
Or “thoughts.”
Or “counsel.”
Or “for victory.”
Or “their soul.”
Or “Our soul is.”