Psalm 47 Meaning - Verse by Verse Explanation from Bible

Discover Psalm 47 Commentary in detail, with their Bible study and explained, as well as their meaning in the Catholic Bible among others.

Psalm 47-1

All peoples, clap your hands;
Shout to God with a shout of joy.

Psalm 47-2

For Jehovah Most High is awesome, a
great king over all the earth.

Psalm 47-3

He will subdue the peoples under us,
and the nations under our feet.

Psalm 47-4

He will choose us our inheritance;
the magnificence of Jacob, whom he loved. Selah

Psalm 47-5

God went up with a shout, the
Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Psalm 47-6

Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

Psalm 47-7

For God is the King of all the earth;
sing praises with understanding.

Psalm 47-8

God reigned over the nations;
God sat on his holy throne.

Psalm 47-9

The princes of the peoples gathered together,
yes, the people of the God of Abraham,
for God’s shields of the earth.
He is greatly exalted.

Psalm 47 Meaning

The meaning of Psalm 47 is very interesting, the Psalm treats it as a praise to God. In the section where it says “He will subdue the peoples under us ...” the creator of the Psalm is explaining to us God’s victory over his enemies. Those enemies who struck Israel. The Psalm deals primarily with the sovereignty of universal God.

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