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Psalm 47

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1Oh clap your hands, all ye peoples;

Shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

2For Jehovah Most High is terrible;

He is a great King over all the earth.

3He subdueth peoples under us,

And nations under our feet.

4He chooseth our inheritance for us,

The glory of Jacob whom he loved. Selah

5God is gone up with a shout,

Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet.

6Sing praises to God, sing praises:

Sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

7For God is the King of all the earth:

Sing ye praises with understanding.

8God reigneth over the nations:

God sitteth upon his holy throne.

9The princes of the peoples are gathered together

To be the people of the God of Abraham;

For the shields of the earth belong unto God:

He is greatly exalted.


About American Standard Version

The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.

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