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Psalms 47


[a]For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.


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


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.[b]


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.


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[c] of the earth belong to God;
he is greatly exalted.


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