Psalm 47

God, the King of the Earth.

For the music director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

47 Clap your hands, all you peoples;
Shout to God with a voice of joy.
For the Lord Most High is to be feared,
A great King over all the earth.
He subdues peoples under us
And nations under our feet.
He chooses our inheritance for us,
The pride of Jacob whom He loves. Selah

God has ascended [a]with a shout,
The Lord, [b]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 with a psalm of wisdom.
God reigns over the nations,
God [c]sits on His holy throne.
The [d]princes of the people have assembled as the people of the God of Abraham,
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
He is highly exalted.


  1. Psalm 47:5 Or amid
  2. Psalm 47:5 Or amid
  3. Psalm 47:8 Or has taken His seat
  4. Psalm 47:9 Or nobles