8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

Other Translations of Psalm 47:8

New International Version

8 God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.

English Standard Version

8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.

The Message

8 God is Lord of godless nations - sovereign, he's King of the mountain.

New King James Version

8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.

New Living Translation

8 God reigns above the nations, sitting on his holy throne.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 47:8

Commentary on Psalm 47:5-9

(Read Psalm 47:5-9)

Praise is a duty in which we ought to be frequent and abundant. But here is a needful rule; Sing ye praises with understanding. As those that understand why and for what reasons they praise God, and what is the meaning of the service. It is not an acceptable service, if it is not a reasonable service. We are never to forget the end of Messiah's exaltation, so continually do the prophets dwell upon the conversion of the nations to the gospel of Christ. Why do we vainly fancy that we belong to him, unless the Spirit reign in our hearts by faith? Lord, is it not thy glory and delight to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins, now that thou art exalted as a Prince and a Saviour? Set up thy kingdom in our hearts. Bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. And so sweetly constrain all the powers and faculties of the souls of thy redeemed, into holy love, fear, and delight in thee, that praise with the understanding may rise from every heart, both here and for ever, to Thee, our God.