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Rejoice, you just, in the Lord;
praise from the upright is fitting.
Give thanks to the Lord on the harp;
on the ten-stringed lyre offer praise.
Sing to God a new song;
skillfully play with joyful chant.
For the Lord's word is true;
all his works are trustworthy.
The Lord love justice and right
and fills the earth with goodness.

Psalm 33:1-5
New American Bible


In the Psalms, we drink divine praise
at its pure and stainless source, in
all its primitive sincerity and
perfection. We return to the youthful
strength and directness with which the
ancient psalmists voiced their adoration
of the God of Israel. Their adoration
was intensified by the ineffable accents
of new discovery: for the Psalms are the
songs of men who knew who God was.

Excerpted from "Praying the Psalms,"
by Thomas Merton
The Liturgical Press, 1956

By the word of HASHEM the heavens were made,
and by the breath of his mouth all their host. He
assembles the waters of the sea like a mound, He
places the deep waters in vaults.

Fear HASHEM, all the earth; be in dread of Him
all inhabitants of the world. For He spoke and it
came to be, He commanded it and it stood firm.
HASHEM annuls the counsel of nations, he thwarts
the designs of peoples. The counsel of HASHEM will
endure forever, the designs of His heart from generation
to generation. Praiseworthy is the nation that
is their God, the people He chose for His own heritage.

Psalms 33: 6-12
The Stone Edition Tanach
Mesorah Publications


The purpose and intent (of a true leader)
shall be to elevate mankind's faith, and
to fill the world with justice.

Maimonides, Laws of the Kings 4:10

From heaven the Lord looks down and
observes the whole human race,
Surveying from the royal throne all
who dwell on earth. The one who
fashioned the hearts of them all
knows their works.

Psalm 33: 13-15
New American Bible


A modern logician would say that the Law
is a command...But I think we all see pretty
well what the Psalmists mean. They mean
that in the Law you find the "real" or "correct"
or stable, well-grounded, directions for living.
...It is like a lamp, a guide.

Excerpted from "Reflections on the Psalms,"
by C. S. Lewis
A Harvest Book, 1986


Our soul waiteth for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.
Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
according as we hope in thee.

Psalm 33: 20-22
Holy Bible
King James Version

The Psalms are not abstract treatises on the divine
nature. In them we learn to know God not by
analyzing various concepts of His divinity, but by
praising and loving Him. The Psalms being hymns
of praise, they only reveal their full meaning to
those who use them in order to praise God.

...The function of the Psalms is to reveal to us God
as the "treasure" whom we love because He has
first loved us, and to hide us, heart and soul, in the
depths of His infinite Light.

Excerpted from "Praying the Psalms," by Thomas Merton
The Liturgical Press, 1956



And now the Last Word:

I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

O magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt His name together!

Psalm 34: 1, 3
Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition



























































Bonus Quote:

My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and be glad.
Psalm 34: 2




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