Psalm 33

This psalm begins where Ps. 32 left off. The Hebrew word translated ‘rejoice’ in verse 1 is the same as that translated ‘shout for joy’ in Ps. 32:11.

  1. The call to praise (verses 1-3) is followed by reasons for praise (verses 4-19).
    What are these, and do they help you to join in praising God?
  2. What reasons are given as to why the nation whose God is the Lord is blessed above other nations?
    What is the psalmist’ response to this (verses 20-22)?

Note. Verse 3. ‘A new song’: the song of the redeemed. Cf. Ps. 40:3. ‘Play skillfully’: Good advice for all who aspire to lead the praises of God’s people