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God Is King of All the Earth

For the choir director. Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm.

47 O (A)clap your hands, all peoples;
(B)Make a loud shout to God with the sound of a shout of [a]joy.
For Yahweh Most High is [b](C)fearsome,
A (D)great King over all the earth.
He (E)subdues peoples under us
And nations under our feet.
He chooses our (F)inheritance for us,
The (G)pride of Jacob whom He loves. [c]Selah.

God has (H)ascended [d]with a loud shout,
Yahweh, [e]with the (I)sound of a trumpet.
(J)Sing praises to God, sing praises;
Sing praises to (K)our King, sing praises.
For God is the (L)King of all the earth;
Sing praises (M)with a [f]skillful psalm.
God (N)reigns over the nations,
God [g]sits on (O)His holy throne.
The (P)nobles of the peoples have assembled themselves with the (Q)people of the God of Abraham,
For the (R)shields of the earth belong to God;
He [h]is (S)highly exalted.


  1. Psalm 47:1 Or a ringing cry
  2. Psalm 47:2 Or awesome
  3. Psalm 47:4 Selah may mean Pause, Crescendo, Musical Interlude
  4. Psalm 47:5 Or amid
  5. Psalm 47:5 Or amid
  6. Psalm 47:7 Heb Maskil; possibly Contemplative, Didactic, Skillful Psalm
  7. Psalm 47:8 Or has taken His seat
  8. Psalm 47:9 Lit has greatly exalted Himself