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Psalms 47:1

    Psalms 47:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O clap your hands, all you people; shout to God with the voice of triumph.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Oh clap your hands, all ye peoples; Shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of the sons of Korah.> O make a glad noise with your hands, all you peoples; letting your voices go up to God with joy.

    Webster's Revision

    Oh clap your hands, all ye peoples; Shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

    World English Bible

    Oh clap your hands, all you nations. Shout to God with the voice of triumph!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the Chief Musician; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. O clap your hands, all ye peoples; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 47:1

    O clap your hands, all ye people - Let both Jews and Gentiles magnify the Lord: the Jews, for being delivered from the Babylonish captivity; the Gentiles, for being called to enter into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 47:1

    O clap your hands, all ye people - A common way of expressing joy, or indicating applause. Compare the notes at Isaiah 55:12. The "people" here referred to are probably the Jewish people, and the call on them is to rejoice, with the customary marks of joy, in view of the great victory which God had gained over their enemies.

    Shout unto God - Make a joyful noise in praise of God; that is, in acknowledgment that this victory has been gained by his interposition.

    With a voice of triumph - With such a shout as is usually raised when a victory is obtained; such a shout as occurs in a triumphal procession. Compare 2 Samuel 6:15; 1 Chronicles 15:28; Job 39:25; Zechariah 4:7; Exodus 32:18; Isaiah 12:6; Isaiah 42:11; Isaiah 44:23; Jeremiah 50:15. There are doubtless times when loud shouts, as expressive of joy, are proper.