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Psalms 47:5

    Psalms 47:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    God is gone up with a shout, Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    God has gone up with a glad cry, the Lord with the sound of the horn.

    Webster's Revision

    God is gone up with a shout, Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet.

    World English Bible

    God has gone up with a shout, Yahweh with the sound of a trumpet.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 47:5

    God is gone up with a shout - Primarily, this may refer to the rejoicing and sounding of trumpets, when the ark was lifted up to be carried on the shoulders of the Levites. But it is generally understood as a prophetic declaration of the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ; and the shout may refer to the exultation of the evangelists and apostles in preaching Christ crucified, buried, risen from the dead, and ascended to heaven, ever to appear in the presence of God for us. This was the triumph of the apostles; and the conversion of multitudes of souls by this preaching was the triumph of the cross of Christ.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 47:5

    God is gone up with a shout - That is, he has ascended to heaven, his home and throne, after having secured the victory. He is represented as having come down to aid his people in the war by the overthrow of their enemies, and (having accomplished this) as returning to heaven, accompanied by his hosts, and amidst the shouts of triumph. All this is, of course, poetical, and is not to be regarded as literal in any sense. Compare the notes at Psalm 7:7.

    The Lord with the sound of a trumpet - Yahweh, accompanied with the notes of victory. All this is designed to denote triumph, and to show that the victory was to be traced solely to God.