Psalms 33:1

1 Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.

Psalms 33:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
ESV
1 Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
NLT
1 Let the godly sing for joy to the LORD ; it is fitting for the pure to praise him.
MSG
1 Good people, cheer God! Right-living people sound best when praising.
CSB
1 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones; praise from the upright is beautiful.

Psalms 33:1 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 33:1

Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous
(See Gill on Psalms 32:11);

[for] praise is comely for the upright;
it becomes them; it is their duty; they are bound unto it by the mercies and favours they have received; should they not give praise to God, the stones of the wall would cry out, and rebuke them for their ingratitude: it is beautiful, and looks lovely in them; it is an ornament to them, and is, in the sight of God, of great esteem: it is very acceptable to him, and when grace is in exercise, and their hearts in tune, being sensibly touched and impressed with the goodness of God, it is desirable by them, and is pleasant and delightful to them.

Psalms 33:1 In-Context

1 Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
2 Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.
4 For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 5:11; S Psalms 101:1
  • 2. Psalms 147:1
  • 3. Psalms 11:7; Psalms 32:11