Psalms 33:12-22

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—
15 he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
16 No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

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Psalms 33:12 in Other Translations

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

Psalms 33:12-22 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 33

Though this psalm has no title to it, it seems to be a psalm of David, from the style and matter of it; and indeed begins with the same words with which the preceding psalm is ended. Theodoret is of opinion it was written by David as a prophecy concerning Hezekiah, as a song to be sung by the people after the destruction of the Assyrian army.

Psalms 33:12-22 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—
15 he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
16 No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

Cross References 18

  • 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
  • 4. Psalms 53:2; Psalms 102:19
  • 5. Job 28:24; Psalms 11:4; Psalms 14:2; S Hebrews 4:13
  • 6. S Leviticus 15:31; 1 Kings 8:39
  • 7. Job 10:8; Psalms 119:73
  • 8. S Job 10:4; Jeremiah 32:19
  • 9. 1 Samuel 14:6; Psalms 44:6
  • 10. S Psalms 20:7; Proverbs 21:31
  • 11. S Exodus 3:16; S Psalms 11:4; 1 Peter 3:12; Job 36:7; Psalms 34:15
  • 12. S Psalms 6:4; Psalms 147:11
  • 13. Psalms 56:13; Acts 12:11
  • 14. S Job 5:20
  • 15. S Psalms 27:14; Psalms 130:6
  • 16. S 1 Samuel 2:1; S Joel 2:23; Zechariah 10:7; John 16:22
  • 17. S Psalms 30:4; S Psalms 99:3
  • 18. Psalms 6:4
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