Psalm 47:4
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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.

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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


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,


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...


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...

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
1 Peter 1:4
and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,

Amos 6:8
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."

Amos 8:7
The LORD has sworn by himself, the Pride of Jacob: "I will never forget anything they have done.

Nahum 2:2
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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