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Psalm 47 The Voice (VOICE)

Psalm 47

For the worship leader. A song of the sons of Korah.

Clap your hands, all of you;
    raise your voices joyfully and loudly.
Give honor for the True God of the universe;
Here’s why: The Eternal, the Most High, is awesome and deserves our great respect.
    He is the great King over everything in this world.
He’s helped us win wars, suppressed our enemies,
    and made nations bow at our feet.
He decides the extent of our inheritance and selects the land where we and our children will live,
    for we are the pride of Jacob, the ones He loves.


The True God ascends the throne acclaimed by shouts of the people.
    The Eternal is announced by the blast of a trumpet.
Sing! Shout! Play instruments!
    Praise our God and King; sing praises to Him who is worthy.
For He is the King of all the earth. Sing praise, all who can.
    Put words to music, and then sing praises
At the feet of the God who sits on His holy throne,
    ruling over all the nations.
All those with influence in this world—princes, kings, and satraps
    gather with those who follow Abraham’s God.
For these defenders belong to God
    who reigns over the nations!


  1. 47:4 Literally, selah, likely a musical direction from a Hebrew root meaning “to lift up”
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Psalm 47 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 47[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

Clap your hands, all you nations;
    shout to God with cries of joy.

For the Lord Most High is awesome,
    the great King over all the earth.
He subdued nations under us,
    peoples under our feet.
He chose our inheritance for us,
    the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.[b]

God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
    the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
    sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth;
    sing to him a psalm of praise.

God reigns over the nations;
    God is seated on his holy throne.
The nobles of the nations assemble
    as the people of the God of Abraham,
for the kings[c] of the earth belong to God;
    he is greatly exalted.


  1. Psalm 47:1 In Hebrew texts 47:1-9 is numbered 47:2-10.
  2. Psalm 47:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
  3. Psalm 47:9 Or shields
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