Psalm 47 New International Version

God Is the King of All the Earth

47 1  [1]Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. 2  For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth. 3  He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet. 4  He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.[2]

5  God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets. 6  Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. 7  For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. 8  God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne. 9  The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings[3] of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted.


[1] 47:1 In Hebrew texts 47:1-9 is numbered 47:2-10.

[2] 47:4 The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

[3] 47:9 Or "shields"

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