Psalms 33:12

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.

Psalms 33:12 in Other Translations

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
12 What joy for the nation whose God is the LORD, whose people he has chosen as his inheritance.
12 Blessed is the country with God for God; blessed are the people he's put in his will.
12 Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord- the people He has chosen to be His own possession!

Psalms 33:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 33:12

Blessed [is] the nation whose God [is] the Lord
Who have an interest in such a wonder working God, both in creation and in providence, and especially in grace: which, though it may have a principal regard to the nation of Israel, whose God he was in a very distinguishing manner, yet must not be limited to them; for he is the God of the Gentiles also: this nation is the chosen generation, the holy nation and peculiar people, both among Jews and Gentiles; and the Lord is the God of these; not only as the God of nature and providence, but as the God of all grace; who must be happy, since he is their portion and exceeding great reward; nor shall they want any good thing, nor need they fear any evil; they are on the heart of God, and cannot be separated from his love; they are engraven on the palms of his hands, and shall be helped, strengthened, and upheld with the right hand of his righteousness; all things work together for their good; and this God of theirs will be their God and guide unto death; they may expect every needful good thing now, and all glory and happiness hereafter;

[and] the people [whom] he hath chosen for his own inheritance;
not Israel only, but the Gentiles also; not all mankind, but a peculiar people, whom the Lord has chosen out of the world to be his possession, and who are his jewels and peculiar treasure; these are happy, being the Lord's portion, and the lot of his inheritance; and he chooses an inheritance for them, adopts and begets them unto it, and makes them meet to be partakers of it.

Psalms 33:12 In-Context

10 The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 144:15
  • 2. S Exodus 8:22; Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 7:6; Psalms 4:3; Psalms 65:4; Psalms 84:4
  • 3. S Exodus 34:9
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