New International Version - UK

Psalm 47

Psalm 47[a]

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

Clap your hands, all you nations;
    shout to God with cries of joy.

For the Lord Most High is awesome,
    the great King over all the earth.
He subdued nations under us,
    peoples under our feet.
He chose our inheritance for us,
    the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.[b]

God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
    the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
    sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth;
    sing to him a psalm of praise.

God reigns over the nations;
    God is seated on his holy throne.
The nobles of the nations assemble
    as the people of the God of Abraham,
for the kings[c] of the earth belong to God;
    he is greatly exalted.

  1. Psalm 47:1 In Hebrew texts 47:1-9 is numbered 47:2-10.
  2. Psalm 47:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
  3. Psalm 47:9 Or shields

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.