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Salme 33

Lovsang om Herrens magt og trofasthed

1Råb af glæde, I, der kender Herren.
    Det er godt at prise og lovsynge ham.
Spil en takkesang på lyren,
    skøn musik på den ti-strengede harpe.
Syng en ny sang for Herren,
    spil smukt på lyren og råb af fryd.

For Herrens bud er gode,
    og alt, hvad han gør, er rigtigt.
Han elsker det rette og gode,
    hans nåde mærkes i hele verden.
Da Herren talte, blev himlen skabt,
    alle stjerner blev til på hans ord.
Han samlede vandet, så det blev til hav,
    han dannede et mægtigt vandreservoir.
Hele jorden bør give ham ære,
    alle mennesker bør vise ham respekt.
Et ord fra ham satte verden i gang,
    på hans befaling blev jorden til.
10 Herren ødelægger folkenes planer
    og forhindrer deres mange intriger.
11 Men Herrens planer står fast for evigt,
    hans tanker bliver altid til virkelighed.
12 Lykkeligt er det folk, som har Herren til Gud,
    dem han valgte som sit ejendomsfolk.

13 Herren ser ned fra Himlen,
    han ser på alle menneskene.
14 Fra sin bolig iagttager han dem alle,
    han holder øje med verdens befolkning.
15 Det er ham, der har skabt dem alle,
    han kender deres motiver og handlinger.
16 En konge sejrer ikke ved sin store hær,
    en helt vinder ikke ved sin egen styrke.
17 Stridsheste kan være nok så stærke,
    det er dog ikke dem, der giver sejren.
18 Men de, der ærer Herren og stoler på ham,
    oplever hans trofasthed og nåde.
19 Han redder dem fra døden
    og hjælper dem i hungersnøden.
20 Vi venter på, at Herren griber ind,
    det er ham, der hjælper og beskytter os.

21 Det er en stor glæde at kende ham,
    vi stoler på hans magt og herlighed.
22 Herre, vis os din trofaste kærlighed,
    til dig alene har vi sat vores håb.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 33

Psalm 33

You who are godly, sing with joy to the Lord.
    It is right for honest people to praise him.
With the harp, praise the Lord.
    With the lyre that has ten strings, make music to him.
Sing a new song to him.
    Play with skill, and shout with joy.

What the Lord says is right and true.
    He is faithful in everything he does.
The Lord loves what is right and fair.
    The earth is full of his faithful love.

The heavens were made when the Lord commanded it to happen.
    All the stars were created by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers together the waters of the sea.
    He puts the oceans in their places.
Let the whole earth have respect for the Lord.
    Let all the people in the world honor him.
He spoke, and the world came into being.
    He commanded, and it stood firm.
10 The Lord blocks the sinful plans of the nations.
    He keeps them from doing what they want to do.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever.
    What he wants to do will last for all time.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
    Blessed are the people he chose to be his own.
13 From heaven the Lord looks down
    and sees everyone.
14 From his throne he watches
    all those who live on the earth.
15 He creates the hearts of all people.
    He is aware of everything they do.
16 A king isn’t saved just because his army is big.
    A soldier doesn’t escape just because he is very strong.
17 People can’t trust a horse to save them either.
    Though it is very strong, it can’t save them.
18 But the Lord looks with favor on those who respect him.
    He watches over those who put their hope in his faithful love.
19 He watches over them to save them from death.
    He wants to keep them alive when there is no food in the land.

20 We wait in hope for the Lord.
    He helps us. He is like a shield that keeps us safe.
21 Our hearts are full of joy because of him.
    We trust in him, because he is holy.
22 Lord, may your faithful love be with us.
    We put our hope in you.