Psalm 33:13
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New International Version
From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;

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

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah looketh from the heavens; he beholdeth all the sons of men:

World English Bible
Yahweh looks from heaven. He sees all the sons of men.

Young's Literal Translation
From the heavens hath Jehovah looked, He hath seen all the sons of men.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord looketh from heaven - This and the following verse seem to refer to God's providence. He sees all that is done in the earth, and his eye is on all the children of men.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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.


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...

The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Material Universe.
There are many who think of the work of the Holy Spirit as limited to man. But God reveals to us in His Word that the Holy Spirit's work has a far wider scope than this. We are taught in the Bible that the Holy Spirit has a threefold work in the material universe. I. The creation of the material universe and of man is effected through the agency of the Holy Spirit. We read in Ps. xxxiii. 6, "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth." We
R. A. Torrey—The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit

The Mercy of God
The next attribute is God's goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Psa 33:5. So then this is the next attribute, God's goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their god Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness and greatness, majesty and mercy. God is essentially good in himself and relatively good to us. They are both put together in Psa 119:98. Thou art good, and doest good.' This
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

"Nineveh, that Great City"
Among the cities of the ancient world in the days of divided Israel one of the greatest was Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian realm. Founded on the fertile bank of the Tigris, soon after the dispersion from the tower of Babel, it had flourished through the centuries until it had become "an exceeding great city of three days' journey." Jonah 3:3. In the time of its temporal prosperity Nineveh was a center of crime and wickedness. Inspiration has characterized it as "the bloody city, . . . full
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Host of Heaven and of Earth.
"The Spirit of God hath made me."--Job xxxiii. 4. Understanding somewhat the characteristic note of the work of the Holy Spirit, let us see what this work was and is and shall be. The Father brings forth, the Son disposes and arranges, the Holy Spirit perfects. There is one God and Father of whom are all things, and one Lord Jesus Christ through whom are all things; but what does the Scripture say of the special work the Holy Spirit did in creation and is still doing? For the sake of order we examine
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Hebrews 4:13
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Job 28:24
for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.

Psalm 14:2
The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

Psalm 102:19
"The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,

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