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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.

47 Oh clap your hands, all you nations.
    Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
For Yahweh Most High is awesome.
    He is a great King over all the earth.
He subdues nations under us,
    and peoples under our feet.
He chooses our inheritance for us,
    the glory of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
God has gone up with a shout,
    Yahweh with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God! Sing praises!
    Sing praises to our King! Sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth.
    Sing praises with understanding.
God reigns over the nations.
    God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples are gathered together,
the people of the God of Abraham.
    For the shields of the earth belong to God.
    He is greatly exalted!

Psalm 47[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

Clap your hands,(A) all you nations;
    shout to God with cries of joy.(B)

For the Lord Most High(C) is awesome,(D)
    the great King(E) over all the earth.
He subdued(F) nations under us,
    peoples under our feet.
He chose our inheritance(G) for us,
    the pride of Jacob,(H) whom he loved.[b]

God has ascended(I) amid shouts of joy,(J)
    the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.(K)
Sing praises(L) to God, sing praises;
    sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth;(M)
    sing to him a psalm(N) of praise.

God reigns(O) over the nations;
    God is seated on his holy throne.(P)
The nobles of the nations assemble
    as the people of the God of Abraham,
for the kings[c] of the earth belong to God;(Q)
    he is greatly exalted.(R)

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 47:1 In Hebrew texts 47:1-9 is numbered 47:2-10.
  2. Psalm 47:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
  3. Psalm 47:9 Or shields

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