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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 47

Introduction

1The nations are exhorted cheerfully to entertain the kingdom of Christ.

Verse 1

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
(Title
&) A Psalm. This Psalm is supposed to have been composed by Solomon on the removal of the ark into the temple, 2 Ch ch. 7.
for
or, of.
46:1; *title
clap
98:4; 2 Kings 11:12; Isaiah 55:12
shout
5; 98:4; 1 Samuel 10:24; 2 Samuel 6:15; 2 Chronicles 13:15; Ezra 3:11-13; Jeremiah 31:7; Zephaniah 3:14; Zechariah 4:7; 9:9; Luke 19:37-40; Revelation 19:1,2
Reciprocal: Exodus 32:17 - they shouted; Numbers 26:11 - General; 1 Chronicles 15:28 - with shouting; Psalm 5:11 - shout; Psalm 27:6 - joy; Psalm 42:1 - the sons; Psalm 62:8 - Trust; Psalm 66:8 - make; Psalm 98:8 - Let the floods; Psalm 100:1 - Make; Psalm 132:9 - shout; Zechariah 2:10 - and rejoice; 1 Thessalonians 4:16 - with a

Verse 2

For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.
is terrible
65:5; 66:3-5; 68:35; 76:12; 99:3; 145:6; Deuteronomy 7:21; 28:58; Nehemiah 1:5; Nahum 1:6,7; Revelation 6:16,17
a great
7; 22:27-29; 95:3; Daniel 7:13,14; Malachi 1:14; Matthew 28:18; Philippians 2:9-11
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 18:28 - the king of Assyria; 2 Chronicles 20:6 - rulest not; Nehemiah 9:32 - our God; Psalm 97:5 - the Lord of; Psalm 103:19 - his kingdom; Jeremiah 20:11 - a mighty; Jeremiah 48:15 - saith; Daniel 5:18 - the most; Zechariah 14:9 - the Lord; Matthew 6:13 - thine; 1 Timothy 6:15 - who; Revelation 19:6 - for

Verse 3

He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.
subdue
18:47; 81:14; Deuteronomy 33:29; *marg:; Joshua 21:44; Philippians 3:21
our feet
110:1; Joshua 10:24,25; 1 Corinthians 15:25
Reciprocal: Joshua 19:51 - These are; Judges 4:23 - General; Psalm 49:14 - upright; Psalm 65:5 - terrible

Verse 4

He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
choose
Deuteronomy 11:12; Jeremiah 3:19; Ezekiel 20:6; Matthew 25:34; 1 Corinthians 3:22,23; Ephesians 1:18; 1 Peter 1:4
excellency
16:3; Isaiah 60:15; Amos 6:8; 8:7; Nahum 2:2
whom
Deuteronomy 7:6-8; 33:3; Hosea 14:4; Malachi 1:2; Ephesians 2:4,5; 1 John 4:9,10
Reciprocal: Genesis 35:1 - Bethel; Joshua 18:10 - before the Lord; Joshua 19:51 - These are; Psalm 136:22 - General; Ecclesiastes 6:12 - who knoweth

Verse 5

God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
God
24:7-10; 68:17-19,24,25,33; Luke 24:51-53; Acts 1:5-11; Ephesians 4:8-10; 1 Timothy 3:16
with a shout
78:65; Numbers 23:21; 2 Samuel 6:15; 1 Chronicles 15:28
sound
81:3; 150:3; Numbers 10:1-10; Joshua 6:5; 1 Chronicles 15:24; 16:42; 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 8:6-13; 11:15
Reciprocal: Judges 13:20 - when the flame; 2 Samuel 6:5 - David; 2 Kings 9:13 - blew with trumpets; 1 Chronicles 13:8 - David; 2 Chronicles 13:15 - as the men; Ezra 3:11 - shouted; Psalm 47:1 - shout; Psalm 68:18 - ascended; Psalm 98:6 - trumpets; Psalm 100:1 - Make; Isaiah 27:13 - the great; Daniel 7:13 - and they; Zephaniah 3:14 - shout; John 14:28 - If

Verse 6

Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
to God
96:1,2; 117:1,2; 149:1-3; Exodus 15:21; 1 Chronicles 16:9; 29:20; Isaiah 12:4-6; Ephesians 5:18-20
our King
145:1; Isaiah 33:22; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 25:34; 27:37
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 6:15 - with shouting; Nehemiah 12:40 - General; Psalm 5:2 - my King; Psalm 9:11 - Sing; Psalm 66:2 - General; Psalm 95:1 - sing; Psalm 98:6 - the king; Psalm 105:2 - Sing unto; Psalm 147:7 - General; Hosea 13:10 - I will be thy king; Mark 14:26 - sung; Colossians 3:16 - singing; Colossians 3:23 - whatsoever; 1 Timothy 1:17 - the King

Verse 7

For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
King
2,8; Zechariah 14:9; Revelation 11:15
sing
1 Corinthians 14:14,15; Colossians 3:16
with understanding
or, every one that hath understanding.
Reciprocal: Nehemiah 10:28 - every one; Psalm 5:2 - my King; Psalm 9:11 - Sing; Psalm 22:28 - General; Psalm 48:2 - the city; Psalm 66:2 - General; Psalm 95:1 - sing; Psalm 98:6 - the king; Psalm 103:1 - all that; Psalm 105:2 - Sing unto; Psalm 147:7 - General; Isaiah 2:16 - the ships; Hosea 13:10 - I will be thy king; Matthew 6:13 - thine; Mark 14:26 - sung; Ephesians 5:19 - making; Colossians 3:23 - whatsoever; Revelation 19:6 - for

Verse 8

God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
reigneth
22:27-29; 93:1; 96:10; 97:1; 99:1; 110:6; 1 Chronicles 16:31; Revelation 19:6
throne
9:4; 45:6,7; 48:1; 89:14; 94:20; Hebrews 4:16; Revelation 20:11
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 20:6 - rulest not; Psalm 22:28 - General; Psalm 47:7 - King; Psalm 48:2 - the city; Ezekiel 43:7 - the place of my throne; Ephesians 5:19 - making

Verse 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.
The princes, etc
or, The voluntary of the people are gathered unto the people of, etc.
72:7-9; 110:2,3; Genesis 49:10; Isaiah 11:10; 60:4,5; 66:19,20; Romans 11:25
the God
Genesis 17:7,8; Exodus 3:6,15; Isaiah 41:8-10; Matthew 22:32; Romans 4:11,12; Galatians 3:29
shields
89:18; Proverbs 30:5; *marg:
he is
46:10 Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 14:38 - chief; 1 Chronicles 29:11 - exalted; Psalm 68:27 - princes; Psalm 84:11 - shield; Hosea 4:18 - rulers; Hebrews 4:9 - people; Hebrews 11:25 - the people

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 47". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-47.html.