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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 33

頌讚之歌

1義人啊,
你們要歡然歌頌耶和華,
正直的人理應讚美祂。
你們要彈琴讚美耶和華,
彈奏十弦琴讚美祂。
要為祂唱新歌,
琴聲要美妙,歌聲要嘹亮。
因為耶和華的話是真理,
祂的作為信實可靠。
祂喜愛公平正義,
大地充滿祂的慈愛。

諸天靠祂的話而造,
群星靠祂口中的氣而成。
祂將海水聚在一處,把汪洋收進倉庫。

願普世都敬畏耶和華!
願世人都尊崇祂!
因為祂一發話,就創造了天地;
祂一命令,就立定了萬物。
10 祂挫敗列國的謀算,
攔阻列邦的計劃。
11 祂的計劃永不落空,
祂的旨意萬代長存。
12 尊祂為上帝的邦國有福了!
蒙揀選做祂子民的人有福了!

13 祂從天上俯視人間,
14 從祂的居所察看世上萬民。
15 祂塑造人心,
洞察人的一切行為。

16 君王不能靠兵多取勝,
勇士不能憑力大獲救。
17 靠戰馬取勝實屬妄想,
馬雖力大也不能救人。
18 但耶和華看顧敬畏祂、仰望祂慈愛的人。
19 祂救他們脫離死亡,
保護他們度過饑荒。
20 我們仰望耶和華,
祂是我們的幫助,
是我們的盾牌。
21 我們信靠祂的聖名,
我們的心因祂而充滿喜樂。
22 耶和華啊,我們仰望你,求你向我們施慈愛。