Psalm 33:1
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New International Version
Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Exult, ye righteous, in Jehovah: praise is comely for the upright.

World English Bible
Rejoice in Yahweh, you righteous! Praise is fitting for the upright.

Young's Literal Translation
Sing, ye righteous, in Jehovah, For upright ones praise is comely.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Rejoice in the Lord - It is very likely that the last verse of the preceding Psalm was formerly the first verse of this. As this Psalm has no title, the verse was the more easily separated. In the preceding Psalm we have an account of the happiness of the justified man: in this, such are taught how to glorify God, and to praise him for the great things he had done for them.

Praise is comely for the upright - It is right they should give thanks to Him, who is the fountain whence they have received all the good they possess and thankfulness becomes the lips of the upright.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Rejoice

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.

praise

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.

Library
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
Philippians 3:1
Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.

Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

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

Psalm 32:11
Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

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

Psalm 92:1
A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day. It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High,

Psalm 147:1
Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

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