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1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.) O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

2 For the LORD most high is terrible; 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 excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

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

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

7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 47 Bible commentary...

The people exhorted to praise God.

1-4 The God with whom we have to do, is a God of awful majesty. The universal and absolute sovereignty of a holy God would be too terrible for us even to think of, were it not exercised by his Son from a mercy-seat; but now it is only terrible to the workers of iniquity. While his people express confidence and joy, and animate each other in serving him, let sinners submit to his authority, and accept his salvation. Jesus Christ shall subdue the Gentiles; he shall bring them as sheep into the fold, not for slaughter, but for preservation. He shall subdue their affections, and make them a willing people in the day of his power. Also it speaks of his giving them rest and settlement. Apply this spiritually; the Lord himself has undertaken to be the inheritance of his people. It shows the faith and submission of the saints. This is the language of every gracious soul, The Lord shall choose my inheritance for me; he knows what is good for me better than I do.

5-9 Praise is a duty in which we ought to be frequent and abundant. But here is a needful rule; Sing ye praises with understanding. As those that understand why and for what reasons they praise God, and what is the meaning of the service. It is not an acceptable service, if it is not a reasonable service. We are never to forget the end of Messiah's exaltation, so continually do the prophets dwell upon the conversion of the nations to the gospel of Christ. Why do we vainly fancy that we belong to him, unless the Spirit reign in our hearts by faith? Lord, is it not thy glory and delight to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins, now that thou art exalted as a Prince and a Saviour? Set up thy kingdom in our hearts. Bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. And so sweetly constrain all the powers and faculties of the souls of thy redeemed, into holy love, fear, and delight in thee, that praise with the understanding may rise from every heart, both here and for ever, to Thee, our God.


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 47...


Jofiliti Toga's Psalms Chapter 47 comment on 8/27/2014, 2:29pm...

I believe that ONLY through the throne of His holiness we need HIM to bestow upon us We need His righteous that we can walk confidence in Him Amen!!! Christ will clothe us with HIS righteous by faith if we continue to walk in righteous We have been redeem by the Blood of the Lamp Jesus Christ We should claim HIS redeption by faith!! AMEN to that!!


Veronica binns's Psalms Chapter 47 comment on 7/16/2014, 9:04am...

I believe in the power of the almighty and the psalm is a reminder to us of the authority and the justice that god will bestow up us if we only believe in him. I have seen the miracles of mt god Manny times reading psalms 46 47 and pray honestly to my god. May his name be praised in all the earth. To god be the glory. Amen


Anonymous's Psalms Chapter 47 comment on 4/19/2014, 4:30am...

Pslm being director of music,we should sing with understanding, chapter 5 1 5 for the LORD ia righteous, HE loves justice, upright men will see his face. psalm 23 1 6,


Afolabi Ogunjobi's Psalms Chapter 47 comment on 2/16/2014, 11:36pm...

Praise be unto the LORD Psalm 146 says Praise the LORD Psalm 147 says Praise the LORD Psalm 148 says Praise the LORD Psalm 149 says Praise the LORD Psalm 150 says Praise the LORD and every Thing that has breath Praise the LORD


Christi's Psalms Chapter 47 comment on 1/17/2014, 9:47am...

im asking God to put in a song in my heart that I may praise the King of kings and Lord of lords! (v 6 &7)


Timothy Wayne George's Psalms Chapter 47 comment on 7/07/2012, 7:52am...

Praise God that Jesus will sit upon the throne of his holiness, and be King over all the earth. We need not be upset at the things that are going on in the world today, because Jesus is coming to take his rightful position as the King over all the earth as the son of David. He is the God of Abraham, and he promised him that he would be great his seed would be as the sands of the earth. Jesus will reign over all the heathen.
Sing praises to his name for he alone is holy, and worthy of all our praise.


HARRY ALLISON's Psalms Chapter 47 comment on 5/17/2012, 3:14am...

I JUST HAD A REVELATION that JESUS chose me,not me choosing HIM.I believe i will trust in HIM to finish what HE started.I desire HIM to do it in JESUS NAME!JAMES 4;7.....


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