Psalm 33:22 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 33:22, NIV: May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

Psalm 33:22, ESV: Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

Psalm 33:22, KJV: Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

Psalm 33:22, NASB: Let Your favor, LORD, be upon us, Just as we have waited for You.

Psalm 33:22, NLT: Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in you alone.

Psalm 33:22, CSB: May your faithful love rest on us, Lord, for we put our hope in you.

What does Psalm 33:22 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The concluding verse of Psalm 33 is a prayer in which the worshipers ask God to continue showing His consistent lovingkindness to them. Genuine worship may make a worshipper feel good, but most important is what it accomplishes in his heart. It produces faith, hope, and love. The worshipers in this psalm ask the Lord to set His unfailing love upon them, but New Testament believers receive His love in them. Romans 5:5 reveals that "God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." God's love poured into us should pour through us to others (see Luke 10:25–28; 1 John 3:23).

The psalm fittingly ends with the affirmation of faith (Psalm 33:20), hope, and love (Psalm 33:22). Paul writes: "So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13).