Psalms 47:5

5 God ascends amid shouts of joy, the Lord, amid the sound of trumpets.

Psalms 47:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 47:5

God is gone up with a shout
That is, the Son of God, who is truly and properly God, equal to the Father, having the same perfections; God manifest in the flesh, the Word that was made flesh, and dwelt among men on earth; who in the next clause is called "Lord" or "Jehovah", being the everlasting "I AM", which is, and was, and is to come; he having done his work on earth he came about, went up from earth to heaven in human nature, really, locally, and visibly, in the sight of his apostles, attended by angels, and with their shouts and acclamations, which are here meant;

the Lord with the sound of the trumpet;
which circumstance, though not related in the account of Christ's ascension in the New Testament, yet inasmuch as the angels say he shall descend in like manner as he ascended, and that it is certain he will descend with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God; so that if his ascent was as his descent will be, it must be then with a shout, and the sound of a trumpet, ( Acts 1:10 ) ( 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ) . This text is applied to the Messiah by the ancient Jewish writers F4.


F4 Bemidbar Rabba, s. 15. fol. 218. 1.

Psalms 47:5 In-Context

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. Selah
5 God ascends amid shouts of joy, the Lord, amid the sound of trumpets.
6 Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our King, sing praise!
7 Sing a song of instruction, for God is King of all the earth.