Psalm 33:12–22

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,a

the people he choseb for his inheritance.c

13 From heaven the Lord looks downd

and sees all mankind;e

14 from his dwelling placef he watches

all who live on earth—

15 he who formsg the hearts of all,

who considers everything they do.h

16 No king is saved by the size of his army;i

no warrior escapes by his great strength.

17 A horsej is a vain hope for deliverance;

despite all its great strength it cannot save.

18 But the eyesk of the Lord are on those who fear him,

on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,l

19 to deliver them from deathm

and keep them alive in famine.n

20 We waito in hope for the Lord;

he is our help and our shield.

21 In him our hearts rejoice,p

for we trust in his holy name.q

22 May your unfailing lover be with us, Lord,

even as we put our hope in you.

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