Old Testament

Psalm 47
Psalm 47
The King's Empire
For the choir director. By the Sons of Korah. A psalm.
Praise the Great King of All the Earth!
1All you peoples, clap your hands!
Shout to God! Sing a loud song!
2Yes, the Lord Most High is awesome.
He is the great King over all the earth!
3He subdues peoples under us
and nations under our feet.
4He chooses our inheritance for us.
It is the pride of Jacob, whom he loves. Interlude
5God has ascended with a joyful shout.
The Lord goes up with the sound of the ram's horn.
6Make music for God! Make music!
Make music for our King! Make music!
7For God is the King of all the earth.
Make music for him with a wise song.
8God reigns as king over the nations.
God is seated on his holy throne.
9The nobles of the peoples come together
as the people of the God of Abraham.
Yes, the shields of the earth[] belong to God.
He is greatly exalted.


  • 47:9 Or, less literally, the rulers of the earth