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Psalm 47

Praise to God, the Ruler of the Earth

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

1 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!

Shout to God with the voice of triumph!

2 For the Lord Most High is awesome;

He is a great aKing over all the earth.

3 bHe will subdue the peoples under us,

And the nations under our feet.

4 He will choose our cinheritance for us,

The excellence of Jacob whom He loves.


5 dGod has gone up with a shout,

The Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

6 Sing praises to God, sing praises!

Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

7 eFor God is the King of all the earth;

fSing praises with understanding.

8 gGod reigns over the nations;

God hsits on His iholy throne.

9 The princes of the people have gathered together,

jThe people of the God of Abraham.

kFor the shields of the earth belong to God;

He is greatly exalted.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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