Psalm 33:12
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English Standard Version
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!

King James Bible
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

American Standard Version
Blessed is the nation whose God is Jehovah, The people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: the people whom he hath chosen for his inheritance.

English Revised Version
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

Psalm 33:12 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

God's praiseworthiness (b) as the Creator of the world in the kingdom of Nature. Jahve's דּבר is His almighty "Let there be;" and רוח פּיו (inasmuch as the breath is here regarded as the material of which the word is formed and the bearer of the word) is the command, or in general, the operation of His commanding omnipotence (Job 15:30, cf. Job 4:9; Isaiah 34:16, cf. Psalm 11:4). The heavens above and the waters beneath stand side by side as miracles of creation. The display of His power in the waters of the sea consists in His having confined them within fixed bounds and keeping them within these. נד is a pile, i.e., a piled up heap (Arabic nadd), and more especially an inference to harvest: like such a heap do the convex waters of the sea, being firmly held together, rise above the level of the continents. The expression is like that in Joshua 3:13, Joshua 3:15, cf. Exodus 15:8; although there the reference is to a miracle occurring in the course of history, and in this passage to a miracle of creation. כּנס refers to the heap itself, not to the walls of the storehouses as holding together. This latter figure is not introduced until Psalm 33:7: the bed of the sea and those of the rivers are, as it were, אוצרות, treasuries or storehouses, in which God has deposited the deep, foaming waves or surging mass of waters. The inhabitants (ישׁבי, not יושׁבי) of the earth have cause to fear God who is thus omnipotent (מן, in the sense of falling back from in terror); for He need only speak the word and that which He wills comes into being out of nothing, as we see from the hexameron or history of Creation, but which is also confirmed in human history (Lamentations 3:37). He need only command and it stands forth like an obedient servant, that appears in all haste at the call of his lord, Psalm 119:91.

Psalm 33:12 Parallel Commentaries

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Blessed

Psalm 144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yes, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.

Psalm 147:19,20 He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel...

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to me above all people...

Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like to you, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help...

people

Psalm 65:4 Blessed is the man whom you choose, and cause to approach to you, that he may dwell in your courts...

Psalm 135:4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob to himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

Deuteronomy 7:6-8 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God has chosen you to be a special people to himself...

John 15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit...

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

his own

Psalm 28:9 Save your people, and bless your inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

Jeremiah 10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance...

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Cross References
Exodus 19:5
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;

Exodus 34:9
And he said, "If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us, for it is a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance."

Deuteronomy 7:6
"For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

2 Chronicles 31:8
When Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed the LORD and his people Israel.

Psalm 28:9
Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever.

Psalm 65:4
Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

Psalm 144:15
Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!

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