47 1 The Prophet exhorteth all people to the worship of the true and everlasting God, commending the mercy of God toward the posterity of Jacob. 9 And after prophesieth of the kingdom of Christ in the time of the Gospel.
To him that excelleth. A Psalm committed to the sons of Korah.
1 All people [a]clap your hands; sing loud unto God with a joyful voice.
2 For the Lord is high, and terrible; a great King over all the earth.
3 He hath [b]subdued the people under us, and the nations under our feet.
4 He hath chosen [c]our inheritance for us: even the glory of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
5 God is gone up with triumph, even the Lord with the [d]sound of the trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
7 For God is the king of all the earth: sing praises everyone that hath [e]understanding.
8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon his holy Throne.
9 The princes of the people are gathered unto the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the world belong to God: he [f]is greatly to be exalted.
Psalm 47:1Here is figured Christ, unto whom all his should give willing obedience, and who would show himself terrible to the wicked.
Psalm 47:3He hath made the Jews, who were the keepers of the Law and Prophets, schoolmasters to the Gentiles, that they should with gladness obey them.
Psalm 47:4God hath chosen us above all other nations, to enjoy a most glorious inheritance.
Psalm 47:5He doth allude unto the trumpets, that were blown at solemn feasts: but he doth further signify the triumph of Christ and his glorious ascension into the heavens.
Psalm 47:7He requireth that understanding be joined with singing, lest the Name of God be profaned with vain crying.
Psalm 47:9He praiseth God’s highness, for that he joineth the great princes of the world (whom he calleth shields) to the fellowship of his Church.
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