New International Version
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his 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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Blessed is the nation - O how happy is that nation which has יהוה Jehovah for its אלהים Elohim; the self-existent and eternal Lord for its covenant God; one who should unite himself to it by connections and ties the most powerful and endearing! The word אלהים Elohim, which we translate God, refers to that economy in which God is manifested in the flesh.
The people whom he hath chosen - The Jews, who were elected to be his heritage, whom he preserved as such for two thousand years, and whom he has reprobated because of their unbelief and rebellion, and elected the Gentiles in their place.
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Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,
"Lord," he said, "if I have found favor in your eyes, then let the Lord go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance."
For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
2 Chronicles 31:8
When Hezekiah and his officials came and saw the heaps, they praised the LORD and blessed his people Israel.
Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.
Blessed is the people of whom this is true; blessed is the people whose God is the LORD.
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