For the director of music. A psalm of the sons of Korah [C descendants of Kohath, son of Levi, who served as Temple musicians; 1 Chr. 6:22].
47 Clap your hands, all you people. Shout to God with ·joy [jubilant shouts/cries/L sound]. 2 The Lord Most High is ·wonderful [awesome]. He is the great King over all the earth! 3 He ·defeated [subdues] ·nations [or armies] ·for [L under] us and ·put them under our control [L peoples under our feet]. 4 He chose ·the land we would inherit [L for us our heritage/inheritance]. We are the ·children [L pride] of Jacob, whom he loved. ·Selah[Interlude]
5 God has risen with a shout of joy; the Lord has risen ·as the trumpets sounded [L with the sound of the ram’s horn]. 6 Sing praises to God. Sing praises. Sing praises to our King. Sing praises. 7 God is King of all the earth, so sing a ·song of praise [psalm; a skillful psalm; meditation; L maskil] to him. 8 God is King over the nations. God sits on his holy throne. 9 The ·leaders [princes] of the ·nations [or armies] ·meet [L gather together] with the ·people [or army] of the God of Abraham, because the ·leaders [L shields; C military leaders] of the earth belong to God. He is ·supreme [highly exalted].
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