Psalm 47:4
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English Standard Version
He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah

King James Bible
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

American Standard Version
He chooseth our inheritance for us, The glory of Jacob whom he loved. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath chosen for us his inheritance the beauty of Jacob which he hath loved.

English Revised Version
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellence of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 46:9-12) The mighty deeds of Jahve still lie visibly before them in their results, and those who are without the pale of the church are to see for themselves and be convinced. In a passage founded upon this, Psalm 66:5, stands מפעלות אלהים; here, according to Targum and Masora (vid., Psalter, ii. 472), מפעלות יהוה.

(Note: Nevertheless מפעלות אלהים is also found here as a various reading that goes back to the time of the Talmud. The oldest Hebrew Psalter of 1477 reads thus, vide Repertorium fr Bibl. und Morgenlnd. Liter. v. (1779), 148. Norzi decides in favour of it, and Biesenthal has also adopted it in his edition of the Psalter (1837), which in other respects is a reproduction of Heidenheim's text.)

Even an Elohimic Psalm gives to the God of Israel in opposition to all the world no other name than יהוה. שׁמּות does not here signify stupenda (Jeremiah 8:21), but in accordance with the phrase שׂוּם לשׁמּה, Isaiah 13:9, and frequently: devastations, viz., among the enemies who have kept the field against the city of God. The participle משׁבּית is designedly used in carrying forward the description. The annihilation of the worldly power which the church has just now experienced for its rescue, is a prelude to the ceasing of all war, Micah 4:3 (Isaiah 2:4). Unto the ends of the earth will Jahve make an end of waging war; and since He has no pleasure in war in general, much less in war waged against His own people, all the implements of war He in part breaks to pieces and in part consigns to the flames (cf. Isaiah 54:16.). Cease, cries He (Psalm 46:10) to the nations, from making war upon my people, and know that I am God, the invincible One, - invincible both in Myself and in My people, - who will be acknowledged in My exaltation by all the world. A similar inferential admonition closes Psalm 2:1-12. With this admonition, which is both warning and threatening at the same time, the nations are dismissed; but the church yet once more boasts that Jahve Tsebaoth is its God and its stronghold.

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Deuteronomy 11:12 A land which the LORD your God cares for: the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it...

Jeremiah 3:19 But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said...

Ezekiel 20:6 In the day that I lifted up my hand to them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them...

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

1 Corinthians 3:22,23 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours...

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling...

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you,

excellency

Psalm 16:3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

Isaiah 60:15 Whereas you has been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through you, I will make you an eternal excellency...

Amos 6:8 The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, said the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces...

Amos 8:7 The LORD has sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

Nahum 2:2 For the LORD has turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them out...

whom

Deuteronomy 7:6-8 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God has chosen you to be a special people to himself...

Deuteronomy 33:3 Yes, he loved the people; all his saints are in your hand: and they sat down at your feet; every one shall receive of your words.

Hosea 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for my anger is turned away from him.

Malachi 1:2 I have loved you, said the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? said the LORD...

Ephesians 2:4,5 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us...

1 John 4:9,10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world...

Cross References
1 Peter 1:4
to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, declares the LORD, the God of hosts: "I abhor the pride of Jacob and hate his strongholds, and I will deliver up the city and all that is in it."

Amos 8:7
The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob: "Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.

Nahum 2:2
For the LORD is restoring the majesty of Jacob as the majesty of Israel, for plunderers have plundered them and ruined their branches.

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