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Psalm 47

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The nations are exhorted cheerfully to entertain the kingdom of Christ.

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.

47:1 Oh clap your hands, all you nations.
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!

47:2 For Yahweh Most High is awesome.
He is a great King over all the earth.

47:3 He subdues nations under us,
and peoples under our feet.

47:4 He chooses our inheritance for us,
the glory of Jacob whom he loved.


47:5 God has gone up with a shout,
Yahweh with the sound of a trumpet.

47:6 Sing praise to God, sing praises.
Sing praises to our King, sing praises.

47:7 For God is the King of all the earth.
Sing praises with understanding.

47:8 God reigns over the nations.
God sits on his holy throne.

47:9 The princes of the peoples are gathered together,
the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God.
He is greatly exalted!

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