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.

The Message

Psalm 47

A Psalm of the Sons of Korah

11-9 Applause, everyone. Bravo, bravissimo!
    Shout God-songs at the top of your lungs!
God Most High is stunning,
    astride land and ocean.
He crushes hostile people,
    puts nations at our feet.
He set us at the head of the line,
    prize-winning Jacob, his favorite.
Loud cheers as God climbs the mountain,
    a ram’s horn blast at the summit.
Sing songs to God, sing out!
    Sing to our King, sing praise!
He’s Lord over earth,
    so sing your best songs to God.
God is Lord of godless nations—
    sovereign, he’s King of the mountain.
Princes from all over are gathered,
    people of Abraham’s God.
The powers of earth are God’s—
    he soars over all.