Psalms, Chapter 33
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33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: [for] praise is a
comely for the upright.
(a) It is the duty of the godly to set forth the praises of
God for his mercy and power showed to them.
33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery
[and] an b instrument of ten strings.
(b) To sing on instruments, was a part of the ceremonial
service of the temple, which does not belong to us any
more than the sacrifices, censors and light.
33:4 For the c word of the LORD [is] right; and all his d
works [are done] in truth.
(c) That is, counsel or command in governing the world.
33:5 He e loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full
of the goodness of the LORD.
(d) That is, the effect and execution.
(e) However the world judges God's works, yet he does all
things according to justice and mercy.
33:7 He f gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap:
he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
(f) By the creation of the heavens and beautiful ornament
with the gathering also of the waters, he sets forth
the power of God, that all creatures might fear him.
33:10 The LORD bringeth the g counsel of the heathen to
nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none
(g) No counsel can prevail against God, but he deserves
it, and it will have evil success.
33:12 Blessed [is] the nation whose h God [is] the LORD; [and]
the people [whom] he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
(h) He shows that all our happiness stands in this, that
the Lord is our God.
33:13 The LORD i looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the
sons of men.
(i) He proves that all things are governed by God's
providence and not by fortune.
33:15 He k fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all
(k) Therefore he knows their wicked enterprises.
33:16 There is no l king saved by the multitude of an host: a
mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
(l) If kings and the mighty of the world cannot be saved
by worldly means, but only by God's providence, what
do others have to trust in, who have not similar
33:18 Behold, m the eye of the LORD [is] upon them that fear
him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
(m) God shows his mercy toward his, which man by no means
is able to compass.
33:20 n Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he [is] our help and
(n) Thus he speaks in the name of the whole Church which
only depends on God's providence.
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