The Psalms

Psalm 47

The nations are exhorted cheerfully to entertain the kingdom of Christ, 1-9.

1 [To the Chief Musician. A Psalm for the Sons of Korah.] O clap your hands, all you people. Shout to God with the voice of triumph.

2 For the LORD most high is awesome. He is a great King over all the earth.

3 He shall subdue the people under us and the nations under our feet.

4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellence of Jacob whom he loved. [Selah.]

5 God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

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

7 For God is the King of all the earth. Sing praises with understanding.

8 God reigns over the heathen. God sits upon the throne of his holiness.

9 The princes of the people are assembled, even the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God. He is greatly exalted.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 47