Psalm 47
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

Psalm 47

God’s Rule over the Nations

To the leader. Of the Korahites. A Psalm.

1Clap your hands, all you peoples;
    shout to God with loud songs of joy.
2For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome,
    a great king over all the earth.
3He subdued peoples under us,
    and nations under our feet.
4He chose our heritage for us,
    the pride of Jacob whom he loves.Selah

5God has gone up with a shout,
    the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
6Sing praises to God, sing praises;
    sing praises to our King, sing praises.
7For God is the king of all the earth;
    sing praises with a psalm.[a]

8God is king over the nations;
    God sits on his holy throne.
9The princes of the peoples gather
    as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
    he is highly exalted.


  1. Psalm 47:7 Heb Maskil
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