For the music director; by the Korahites; a psalm.
47:1 All you nations, clap your hands!
Shout out to God in celebration!2
47:2 For the sovereign Lord3 is awe-inspiring;4
he is the great king who rules the whole earth!5
47:3 He subdued nations beneath us6
and countries7 under our feet.
47:4 He picked out for us a special land8
to be a source of pride for9 Jacob,10 whom he loves.11 (Selah)
47:5 God has ascended his throne12 amid loud shouts;13
the Lord has ascended his throne amid the blaring of ram’s horns.14
47:6 Sing to God! Sing!
Sing to our king! Sing!
47:7 For God is king of the whole earth!
Sing a well-written song!15
47:8 God reigns16 over the nations!
God sits on his holy throne!
47:9 The nobles of the nations assemble,
along with the people of the God of Abraham,17
for God has authority over the rulers18 of the earth.
He is highly exalted!19