Psalm 33:12
New International Version
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.

New Living Translation
What joy for the nation whose God is the LORD, whose people he has chosen as his inheritance.

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

Berean Study Bible
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as 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.

New King James Version
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

New American Standard Bible
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen for His own inheritance.

NASB 1995
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.

NASB 1977
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.

Amplified Bible
Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance.

Christian Standard Bible
Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD — the people he has chosen to be his own possession!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Happy is the nation whose God is Yahweh— the people He has chosen to be His own possession!

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed are the people whose God is LORD JEHOVAH: the people whom he has chosen for himself for his inheritance.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD blesses each nation that worships only him. He blesses his chosen ones.

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.

Good News Translation
Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD; happy are the people he has chosen for his own!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD. Blessed are the people he has chosen as his own.

International Standard Version
How blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he has chosen as his own inheritance.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD; The people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.

Literal Standard Version
O the blessedness of the nation whose God [is] YHWH, Of the people He chose, For an inheritance to Him.

NET Bible
How blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen to be his special possession.

New Heart English Bible
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen for his own 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Praise to the Creator
11The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the purposes of His heart to all generations. 12Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His inheritance! 13The LORD looks down from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.…

Cross References
Exodus 19:5
Now if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, you will be My treasured possession out of all the nations--for the whole earth is Mine.

Exodus 34:9
"O Lord," he said, "if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, my Lord, please go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our iniquity and sin, and take us as 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 prized possession out of all peoples on the face of the earth.

2 Chronicles 31:8
When Hezekiah and his officials came and viewed the heaps, they blessed the LORD and His people Israel.

Psalm 28:9
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; shepherd them and carry them forever.

Psalm 65:4
Blessed is the one You choose and bring near to dwell in Your courts! We are filled with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple.

Psalm 144:15
Blessed are the people of whom this is so; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.

Blessed

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

Psalm 147:19,20
He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel…

Exodus 19:5,6
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: …

people

Psalm 65:4
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

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

Deuteronomy 7:6-8
For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth…

his own

Psalm 28:9
Save thy people, and bless thine 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: The LORD of hosts is his name.

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









Verses 12-19. - Further reasons for praising God are now assigned, the recitation of them being itself a sort of praise.

1. God has Blessed especially one nation - the nation now called upon to praise him (ver. 12).

2. His providence and care are extended over all mankind (vers. 13, 14).

3. His gracious influences are poured out on the hearts of all (ver. 15). . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Blessed
אַשְׁרֵ֣י (’aš·rê)
Interjection
Strong's 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

[is] the nation
הַ֭גּוֹי (hag·gō·w)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

whose
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

God
אֱלֹהָ֑יו (’ĕ·lō·hāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

is the LORD,
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

the people
הָעָ֓ם ׀ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

He has chosen
בָּחַ֖ר (bā·ḥar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 977: To try, select

as His inheritance!
לְנַחֲלָ֣ה (lə·na·ḥă·lāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion


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