Psalms - Chapter 47

The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

1 <To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of the sons of Korah.> O make a glad noise with your hands, all you peoples; letting your voices go up to God with joy.

2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared; he is a great King over all the earth.

3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

3 He will put down the peoples under us, and the nations under our feet.

4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

4 He will give us our heritage, the glory of Jacob who is dear to him. (Selah.)

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

5 God has gone up with a glad cry, the Lord with the sound of the horn.

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

6 Give praises to God, make songs of praise; give praises to our King, make songs of praise.

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

7 For God is the King of all the earth; make songs of praise with knowledge.

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

8 God is the ruler over the nations; God is on the high seat of his holy rule.

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.

9 The rulers of the peoples have come together, with the people of the God of Abraham; because the powers of the earth are God's: he is lifted up on high.

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