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God’s Rule over the Nations

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

47 Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the Lord, the Most High, is terrible,
    a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
    and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
    the pride of Jacob whom he loves.Selah

God has gone up with a shout,
    the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
    Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the king of all the earth;
    sing praises with a psalm![a]

God reigns over the nations;
    God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
    as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
    he is highly exalted!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 47:7 Heb Maskil

The Majesty of God’s Rule

93 [a]The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty;
    the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength.
Yea, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
    thy throne is established from of old;
    thou art from everlasting.

The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
    the floods have lifted up their voice,
    the floods lift up their roaring.
Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
    mightier than the waves[b] of the sea,
    the Lord on high is mighty!

Thy decrees are very sure;
    holiness befits thy house,
    O Lord, for evermore.

Footnotes

  1. 93 The first of several psalms which represent Yahweh as enthroned in heaven.
  2. Psalm 93:4 Cn: Heb mighty the waves

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