Psalm 47:3
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New International Version
He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet.

King James Bible
He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

Darby Bible Translation
He subdueth the peoples under us, and the nations under our feet.

World English Bible
He subdues nations under us, and peoples under our feet.

Young's Literal Translation
He leadeth peoples under us, and nations under our feet.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He shall subdue the people under us - He shall do again for us what he had done for our forefathers - give us dominion over our enemies, and establish us in our own land. I would rather read this in the past tense, relative to what God did for their fathers in destroying the Canaanites, and giving them the promised land for their possession, and taking the people for his own inheritance. This is also applied to the conversion of the Gentiles who, on the rejection of the Jews, have become his inheritance; and whom he has chosen to inherit all those spiritual blessings typified by the sacrifices and other significant rites and ceremonies of the Jewish Church.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 18:47 It is God that avenges me, and subdues the people under me.

Psalm 81:14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.

Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like to you, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help...

Joshua 21:44 And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he swore to their fathers...

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to his glorious body...

out feet

Psalm 110:1 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.

Joshua 10:24,25 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel...

1 Corinthians 15:25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.

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
Psalm 18:38
I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.

Psalm 18:47
He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,

Psalm 81:14
how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!

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