13 From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind;

Other Translations of Psalm 33:13

King James Version

13 The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

English Standard Version

13 The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man;

The Message

13 From high in the skies God looks around, he sees all Adam's brood.

New King James Version

13 The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.

New Living Translation

13 The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 33:13

Commentary on Psalm 33:12-22

(Read Psalm 33:12-22)

All the motions and operations of the souls of men, which no mortals know but themselves, God knows better than they do. Their hearts, as well as their times, are all in his hand; he formed the spirit of each man within him. All the powers of the creature depend upon him, and are of no account, of no avail at all, without him. If we make God's favour sure towards us, then we need not fear whatever is against us. We are to give to him the glory of his special grace. All human devices for the salvation of our souls are vain; but the Lord's watchful eye is over those whose conscientious fear of his name proceeds from a believing hope in his mercy. In difficulties they shall be helped; in dangers they shall not receive any real damage. Those that fear God and his wrath, must hope in God and his mercy; for there is no flying from him, but by flying to him. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us; let us always have the comfort and benefit, not according to our merits, but according to the promise which thou hast in thy word given to us, and according to the faith thou hast by thy Spirit and grace wrought in us.