Psalm 33:13
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English Standard Version
The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man;

King James Bible
The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

American Standard Version
Jehovah looketh from heaven; He beholdeth all the sons of men;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord hath looked from heaven: he hath beheld all the sons of men.

English Revised Version
The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men;

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

Psalm 33:13 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

God's praiseworthiness (b) as the Creator of the world in the kingdom of Nature. Jahve's דּבר is His almighty "Let there be;" and רוח פּיו (inasmuch as the breath is here regarded as the material of which the word is formed and the bearer of the word) is the command, or in general, the operation of His commanding omnipotence (Job 15:30, cf. Job 4:9; Isaiah 34:16, cf. Psalm 11:4). The heavens above and the waters beneath stand side by side as miracles of creation. The display of His power in the waters of the sea consists in His having confined them within fixed bounds and keeping them within these. נד is a pile, i.e., a piled up heap (Arabic nadd), and more especially an inference to harvest: like such a heap do the convex waters of the sea, being firmly held together, rise above the level of the continents. The expression is like that in Joshua 3:13, Joshua 3:15, cf. Exodus 15:8; although there the reference is to a miracle occurring in the course of history, and in this passage to a miracle of creation. כּנס refers to the heap itself, not to the walls of the storehouses as holding together. This latter figure is not introduced until Psalm 33:7: the bed of the sea and those of the rivers are, as it were, אוצרות, treasuries or storehouses, in which God has deposited the deep, foaming waves or surging mass of waters. The inhabitants (ישׁבי, not יושׁבי) of the earth have cause to fear God who is thus omnipotent (מן, in the sense of falling back from in terror); for He need only speak the word and that which He wills comes into being out of nothing, as we see from the hexameron or history of Creation, but which is also confirmed in human history (Lamentations 3:37). He need only command and it stands forth like an obedient servant, that appears in all haste at the call of his lord, Psalm 119:91.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

looketh

Psalm 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Psalm 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

Psalm 102:19 For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;

Genesis 6:12 And God looked on the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way on the earth.

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth...

Job 28:24 For he looks to the ends of the earth, and sees under the whole heaven;

Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Lamentations 3:50 Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.

beholdeth

Psalm 53:2 God looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

Jeremiah 23:23,24 Am I a God at hand, said the LORD, and not a God afar off...

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight...

Cross References
Hebrews 4:13
And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Job 28:24
For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD's throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.

Psalm 14:2
The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.

Psalm 102:19
that he looked down from his holy height; from heaven the LORD looked at the earth,

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