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Psalms 47:7

    Psalms 47:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For God is the King of all the earth: Sing ye praises with understanding.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For God is the King of all the earth; make songs of praise with knowledge.

    Webster's Revision

    For God is the King of all the earth: Sing ye praises with understanding.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 47:7

    For God is the King of all the earth - He is not your King only, but the King of the universe. He has no limited power, no confined dominion.

    Sing ye praises with understanding - זמרו משכיל zammeru maskil, sing an instructive song. Let sense and sound go together. Let your hearts and heads go with your voices. Understand what you sing; and feel what you understand; and let the song be what will give instruction in righteousness to them that hear it. Sing wisely - Anglo-Saxon. Multitudes sing foolishly.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 47:7

    For God is the King of all the earth - He has shown himself to be a universal sovereign. All nations are subject to him, and he has a claim to universal praise.

    Sing ye praises with understanding - Margin, Every one "that hath understanding." Neither the text here, however, nor the margin, expresses the true idea of the original. The Hebrew is, "Sing a Maschil" - משׂכיל maśkı̂yl; that is, Sing, or play, a didactic psalm or tune; that is, a song or ode adapted to convey valuable lessons of instruction. See the word explained in the notes at the title to Psalm 32:1-11. The idea is, that the occasion was one on which "such" a psalm or song would be especially appropriate; an occasion on which great lessons or truths had been taught by the dealings of God, which it became his people now to set forth in a becoming manner. Those lessons or truths pertained to the fact that God is the great King over all the earth, or that he is a sovereign among the nations: a truth of immense importance to mankind, and a truth which the occasion on which the psalm was composed was especially adapted to bring to view.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 47:7

    47:7 The king - Not only ours, but of all the nations of the world. Sing - Not formally and carelessly, but seriously, considering the greatness of this king whom you praise, and what abundant cause you have to praise him.