For the [music] director. Of the sons of Korah. A psalm.

God Is King over All the Earth

1 All [you] peoples, clap [your] hands. Shout to God with a voice of rejoicing.

References for Psalms 47:1

    • a 47:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
    • b 47:1 - Hebrew "hand"
      2 For Yahweh Most High [is] awesome, a great king over all the earth.

      References for Psalms 47:2

        • c 47:2 - Or "to be feared"
          3 He subdues peoples under us and nations under our feet.
          4 He chooses for us our inheritance, the pride of Jacob whom he loves.
          5 God has gone up with a shout, Yahweh with [the] sound of a trumpet.
          6 Sing praises [to] God, sing praises. Sing praises to our king, sing praises.
          7 For God [is] king of all the earth. Sing praises with understanding.

          References for Psalms 47:7

            • d 47:7 - Or "sing a maskil"
              8 God reigns over nations; God sits on his holy throne.
              9 [The] princes of [the] peoples are gathered together [with] the people of Abraham's God. For [the] shields of [the] earth belong to God. He is very exalted.