New American Standard Bible
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.
King James Bible
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah, the people that he hath chosen for his inheritance!
World English Bible
Blessed is the nation whose God is Yahweh, the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of the nation whose God is Jehovah, Of the people He did choose, For an inheritance to Him.
Psalm 33:12 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Blessed is the nation - For the meaning of the word "blessed," see the notes at Psalm 1:1. The idea here is, that the nation referred to is happy, or that its condition is desirable. What is true of a nation is also as true of an individual.
Whose God is the Lord - Whose God is Yahweh - for so this is in the original Hebrew. That is, the nation which worships Yahweh, and is under his protection. This is evidently said to distinguish such a nation from those which worshipped false gods or idols. Such a nation is blessed or happy, because:
(a) He is a real God, the true God, and not an imagination or fiction;
(b) because His laws are just and good, and their observance will always tend to promote the public welfare and prosperity;
(c) because His protection will be vouchsafed to such a nation; and
(d) because His worship, and the influence of His religion, will tend to diffuse virtue, intelligence, purity, and truth, over a land, and thus will promote its welfare.
And the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance - Chosen to be "His;" or, His portion. The primary reference here is undoubtedly to the Hebrew people, called his "inheritance:" Deuteronomy 4:20; Deuteronomy 9:26; Deuteronomy 32:9; Psalm 74:2; Psalm 78:62, Psalm 78:71; or "heritage," Psalm 94:5; Jeremiah 12:7, Jeremiah 12:9; but what is here affirmed of that people is true also of all other people who worship the true God.
LibraryThe Indwelling and Outgoing Works of God.
"And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth."--Psalm xxxiii. 6. The thorough and clear-headed theologians of the most flourishing periods of the Church used to distinguish between the indwelling and outgoing works of God. The same distinction exists to some extent in nature. The lion watching his prey differs widely from the lion resting among his whelps. See the blazing eye, the lifted head, the strained muscles and panting breath. One can see that the crouching lion is laboring intensely. …
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit
The Providence of God
The Power of God
'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;
He said, "If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go along in our midst, even though the people are so obstinate, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your own possession."
"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
2 Chronicles 31:8
When Hezekiah and the rulers came and saw the heaps, they blessed the LORD and His people Israel.
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.
How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You To dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.
How blessed are the people who are so situated; How blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!
Jump to PreviousBlessed Choose Chose Chosen Happiness Happy Heritage Inheritance Nation
Jump to NextBlessed Choose Chose Chosen Happiness Happy Heritage Inheritance Nation
LinksPsalm 33:12 NIV
Psalm 33:12 NLT
Psalm 33:12 ESV
Psalm 33:12 NASB
Psalm 33:12 KJV
Psalm 33:12 Bible Apps
Psalm 33:12 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 33:12 Chinese Bible
Psalm 33:12 French Bible
Psalm 33:12 German Bible
Psalm 33:12 Commentaries