Amplified Bible

Psalm 47

God the King of the Earth.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1O clap your hands, all you people;
Shout to God with the voice of triumph and songs of joy.

For the Lord Most High is to be feared [and worshiped with awe-inspired reverence and obedience];
He is a great King over all the earth.

He subdues peoples under us
And nations under our feet.

He chooses our inheritance for us,
The glory and excellence of Jacob whom He loves. Selah.


God has ascended amid shouting,
The Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises;
Sing praises to our King, sing praises.

For God is the King of all the earth;
Sing praises in a skillful psalm and with understanding.

God reigns over the nations;
God sits on His holy throne.

The princes of the people have gathered together as the people of the God of Abraham,
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
He is highly exalted.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 47

Psalm 47

For the director of music. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Clap your hands, all you nations.
    Shout to God with cries of joy.
Do this because the Lord Most High is wonderful.
    He is the great King over the whole earth.
He brought nations under our control.
    He made them fall under us.
He chose our land for us.
    The people of Jacob are proud of their land,
    and God loves them.

God went up to his throne while his people were shouting with joy.
    The Lord went up while trumpets were playing.
Sing praises to God. Sing praises.
    Sing praises to our King. Sing praises.

God is the King of the whole earth.
    Sing a psalm of praise to him.
God rules over the nations.
    He is seated on his holy throne.
The nobles of the nations come together.
    They are now part of the people of the God of Abraham.
The kings of the earth belong to God.
    He is greatly honored.