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Psalm 47

For the worship leader. A song of the sons of Korah.

Clap your hands, all of you;
    raise your voices joyfully and loudly.
Give honor for the True God of the universe;
Here’s why: The Eternal, the Most High, is awesome and deserves our great respect.
    He is the great King over everything in this world.
He’s helped us win wars, suppressed our enemies,
    and made nations bow at our feet.
He decides the extent of our inheritance and selects the land where we and our children will live,
    for we are the pride of Jacob, the ones He loves.


The True God ascends the throne acclaimed by shouts of the people.
    The Eternal is announced by the blast of a trumpet.
Sing! Shout! Play instruments!
    Praise our God and King; sing praises to Him who is worthy.
For He is the King of all the earth. Sing praise, all who can.
    Put words to music, and then sing praises
At the feet of the God who sits on His holy throne,
    ruling over all the nations.
All those with influence in this world—princes, kings, and satraps
    gather with those who follow Abraham’s God.
For these defenders belong to God
    who reigns over the nations!


  1. 47:4 Literally, selah, likely a musical direction from a Hebrew root meaning “to lift up”

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