Psalm 33:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 33:4, NIV: For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.

Psalm 33:4, ESV: For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.

Psalm 33:4, KJV: For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

Psalm 33:4, NASB: For the word of the LORD is right, And all His work is done in faithfulness.

Psalm 33:4, NLT: For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does.

Psalm 33:4, CSB: For the word of the Lord is right, and all his work is trustworthy.

What does Psalm 33:4 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The first two of several reasons for praising the Lord with joy appear in this verse. First, God's Word is true. When Jesus prayed to the Father in His High Priestly Prayer, He asked that believers be sanctified in the truth, adding, "your word is truth" (John 17:17). In his letter to Titus, Paul affirms that God is incapable of lying. He states categorically that God never lies (Titus 1:2). Psalm 119:142 declares that the Lord's law is true, and verse 160 affirms, "The sum of your word is truth."

According to this verse, everything God does is dependable. All the Lord's works are performed in faithfulness. Whatever the Lord does exhibits His unfailing care. This description comes from a Hebrew word which also refers to "trustworthiness" or "honesty." The Lord God makes no mistakes. We may trust Him, therefore, to orchestrate all the events in our lives for our good and His glory (Romans 8:28–30).