Psalm 47:8
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New International Version
God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.

New Living Translation
God reigns above the nations, sitting on his holy throne.

English Standard Version
God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.

New American Standard Bible
God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne.

King James Bible
God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne.

International Standard Version
God is king over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.

NET Bible
God reigns over the nations! God sits on his holy throne!

New Heart English Bible
God reigns over the nations. God sits on his holy throne.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God reigns over the nations. God sits upon his holy throne.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God rules the nations. He sits upon his holy throne.

JPS Tanakh 1917
God reigneth over the nations; God sitteth upon His holy throne.

New American Standard 1977
God reigns over the nations,
            God sits on His holy throne.

Jubilee Bible 2000
God reigns over the Gentiles; God sits upon the throne of his holiness.

King James 2000 Bible
God reigns over the nations: God sits upon the throne of his holiness.

American King James Version
God reigns over the heathen: God sits on the throne of his holiness.

American Standard Version
God reigneth over the nations: God sitteth upon his holy throne.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God shall reign over the nations: God sitteth on his holy throne.

Darby Bible Translation
God reigneth over the nations; God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

English Revised Version
God reigneth over the nations: God sitteth upon his holy throne.

Webster's Bible Translation
God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

World English Bible
God reigns over the nations. God sits on his holy throne.

Young's Literal Translation
God hath reigned over nations, God hath sat on His holy throne,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
47:5-9 Praise is a duty in which we ought to be frequent and abundant. But here is a needful rule; Sing ye praises with understanding. As those that understand why and for what reasons they praise God, and what is the meaning of the service. It is not an acceptable service, if it is not a reasonable service. We are never to forget the end of Messiah's exaltation, so continually do the prophets dwell upon the conversion of the nations to the gospel of Christ. Why do we vainly fancy that we belong to him, unless the Spirit reign in our hearts by faith? Lord, is it not thy glory and delight to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins, now that thou art exalted as a Prince and a Saviour? Set up thy kingdom in our hearts. Bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. And so sweetly constrain all the powers and faculties of the souls of thy redeemed, into holy love, fear, and delight in thee, that praise with the understanding may rise from every heart, both here and for ever, to Thee, our God.
Study Bible
Clap Your Hands, All You Peoples
7For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a skillful psalm. 8God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne. 9The princes of the people have assembled themselves as the people of the God of Abraham, For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted.…
Cross References
Revelation 4:9
And whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One seated on the throne who lives forever and ever,

Revelation 4:10
the twenty-four elders fall down before the One seated on the throne, and they worship Him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying:

1 Chronicles 16:31
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns."

Psalm 22:28
For the kingdom is the LORD'S And He rules over the nations.

Psalm 67:4
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness And guide the nations on the earth. Selah.

Psalm 97:2
Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

Psalm 103:19
The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.

Ezekiel 43:7
He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell among the sons of Israel forever. And the house of Israel will not again defile My holy name, neither they nor their kings, by their harlotry and by the corpses of their kings when they die,
Treasury of Scripture

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Revelation 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the …

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