Psalm 47:2
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For the LORD Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.

King James Bible
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah, the Most High, is terrible, a great king over all the earth.

World English Bible
For Yahweh Most High is awesome. He is a great King over all the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah Most High is fearful, A great king over all the earth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For the Lord most high is terrible - He has insufferable majesty, and is a great King - the mightiest of all emperors, for he is Sovereign over the whole earth.

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is terrible

Psalm 65:5 By terrible things in righteousness will you answer us, O God of our salvation; who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth...

Psalm 66:3-5 Say to God, How terrible are you in your works! through the greatness of your power shall your enemies submit themselves to you...

Psalm 68:35 O God, you are terrible out of your holy places: the God of Israel is he that gives strength and power to his people. Blessed be God.

Psalm 76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 99:3 Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy.

Psalm 145:6 And men shall speak of the might of your terrible acts: and I will declare your greatness.

Deuteronomy 7:21 You shall not be affrighted at them: for the LORD your God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.

Deuteronomy 28:58 If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and fearful name...

Nehemiah 1:5 And said, I beseech you, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God...

Nahum 1:6,7 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire...

Revelation 6:16,17 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne...

a great

Psalm 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing you praises with understanding.

Psalm 22:27-29 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before you...

Psalm 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Daniel 7:13,14 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days...

Malachi 1:14 But cursed be the deceiver, which has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices to the LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a great King...

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name...

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A Wise Desire
I remember once going to a chapel where this happened to be the text, and the good man who occupied the pulpit was more than a little of an Arminian. Therefore, when he commenced, he said, "This passage refers entirely to our temporal inheritance. It has nothing whatever to do with our everlasting destiny: for," said he, "We do not want Christ to choose for us in the matter of heaven or hell. It is so plain and easy that every man who has a grain of common sense will choose heaven; and any person
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

His Future Work
The Lord Jesus Christ, who finished the work on earth the Father gave Him to do, who is now bodily present in the highest heaven, occupying the Father's throne and exercising His priesthood in behalf of His people, is also King. To Him belongeth a Kingdom and a kingly Glory. He has therefore a kingly work to do. While His past work was foretold by the Spirit of God and His priestly work foreshadowed in the Old Testament, His work as King and His glorious Kingdom to come are likewise the subjects
A. C. Gaebelein—The Work Of Christ

Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:21
Do not be terrified by them, for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God.

Nehemiah 1:5
Then I said: "LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

Psalm 66:3
Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.

Psalm 66:5
Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!

Psalm 68:35
You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!

Psalm 76:12
He breaks the spirit of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth.

Psalm 89:7
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.

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