Psalm 33:1
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English Standard Version
Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.

King James Bible
Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

American Standard Version
Rejoice in Jehovah, O ye righteous: Praise is comely for the upright.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A psalm for David. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just: praise becometh the upright.

English Revised Version
Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: praise is comely for the upright.

Webster's Bible Translation
Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

For this mercy, which is provided for every sinner who repents and confesses his sin, let then, every חסיד, who longs for חסד, turn in prayer to Jahve לעת מצא, at the time (Psalm 21:10; 1 Chronicles 12:22; cf. בּעת, Isaiah 49:8) when He, and His mercy, is to be found (cf. Deuteronomy 4:29 with Jeremiah 29:13; Isaiah 55:6, בּהמּצאו). This hortatory wish is followed by a promissory assurance. The fact of לשׁטף מים רבּים being virtually a protasis: quam inundant aquae magnae (ל of the time), which separates רק from אליו, prohibits our regarding רק as belonging to אליו in this instance, although like אף, אך, גּם, and פּן, רק is also placed per hypallage at the head of the clause (as in Proverbs 13:10 : with pride there is only contention), even when belonging to a part of the clause that follows further on. The restrictive meaning of רק here, as is frequently the case (Deuteronomy 4:6; Judges 14:16; 1 Kings 21:25, cf. Psalm 91:8), has passed over to the affirmative: certo quum, etc. Inundation or flooding is an exemplificative description of the divine judgment (cf. Nahum 1:8); Psalm 32:6 is a brief form of expressing the promise which is expanded in Psalm 91. In Psalm 32:7, David confirms it from his own experience. The assonance in מצּר תּצּרני (Thou wilt preserve me, so that צר, angustum equals angustiae, does not come upon me, Psalm 119:143) is not undesigned; and after תצרני comes רני, just like כלו after בהיכלו in Psalm 29:9. There is no sufficient ground for setting aside רני, with Houbigant and others, as a repetition of the half of the word תצרני. The infinitive רן (Job 38:7) might, like רב, plur. רבּי, חק, plur. חקּי, with equal right be inflected as a substantive; and פּלּט (as in Psalm 56:8), which is likewise treated as a substantive, cf. נפּץ, Daniel 12:7, presents, as a genitive, no more difficulty than does דעת in the expression אישׁ דּעת. With songs of deliverance doth Jahve surround him, so that they encompass him on all sides, and on occasion of exulting meets him in whatever direction he turns. The music here again for the third time becomes forte, and that to express the highest feeling of delight.

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Psalm 32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, you righteous: and shout for joy, all you that are upright in heart.

Psalm 97:12 Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

1 Corinthians 1:30,31 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption...

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

ye righteous

Psalm 118:15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.

Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.


Psalm 50:14-16 Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High...

Psalm 78:36,37 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied to him with their tongues...

Psalm 135:3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises to his name; for it is pleasant.

Psalm 147:1 Praise you the LORD: for it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Cross References
Philippians 3:1
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.

Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.

Psalm 5:11
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.

Psalm 32:11
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Psalm 85:6
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?

Psalm 92:1
It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

Psalm 147:1
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.

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