New International Version
He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.
King James Bible
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
He hath chosen our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
World English Bible
He chooses our inheritance for us, the glory of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
He doth choose for us our inheritance, The excellency of Jacob that He loves. Selah.
Psalm 47:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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.
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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
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1 Peter 1:4
and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,
The Sovereign LORD has sworn by himself--the LORD God Almighty declares: "I abhor the pride of Jacob and detest his fortresses; I will deliver up the city and everything in it."
The LORD has sworn by himself, the Pride of Jacob: "I will never forget anything they have done.
The LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, though destroyers have laid them waste and have ruined their vines.
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