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Psalm 47Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 47

God Our King

For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.

Clap your hands, all you peoples;
shout to God with a jubilant cry.
For Yahweh, the Most High, is awe-inspiring,
a great King over all the earth.
He subdues peoples under us
and nations under our feet.
He chooses for us our inheritance—
the pride of Jacob, whom He loves.Selah

God ascends among shouts of joy,
the Lord, among the sound of trumpets.
Sing praise to God, sing praise;
sing praise to our King, sing praise!
Sing a song of wisdom,[a]
for God is King of all the earth.

God reigns over the nations;
God is seated on His holy throne.
The nobles of the peoples have assembled
with the people of the God of Abraham.
For the leaders[b] of the earth belong to God;
He is greatly exalted.


  1. Psalm 47:7 Hb a Maskil
  2. Psalm 47:9 Lit shields

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