The Sovereignty of the Lord In Creation and History
1 Rejoice ain the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.
2 Praise the Lord with the harp;
1Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
4 For the word of the Lord is right,
And all His work is done in truth.
5 He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
6 bBy the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And all the chost of them dby the breath of His mouth.
7 eHe gathers the waters of the sea together 2as a heap;
He lays up the deep in storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
9 For fHe spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.
10 gThe Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
11 hThe counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has ichosen as His own inheritance.
13 jThe Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men.
14 From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth;
15 He fashions their hearts individually;
kHe 3considers all their works.
16 lNo king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
17 mA horse is a 4vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
18 nBehold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy,
19 To deliver their soul from death,
And oto keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
22 Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You.
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