Psalm 47:7
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For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.

King James Bible
For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
For God is the King of all the earth; sing psalms with understanding.

World English Bible
For God is the King of all the earth. Sing praises with understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
For king of all the earth is God, Give praise, O understanding one.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For God is the King of all the earth - He is not your King only, but the King of the universe. He has no limited power, no confined dominion.

Sing ye praises with understanding - זמרו משכיל zammeru maskil, sing an instructive song. Let sense and sound go together. Let your hearts and heads go with your voices. Understand what you sing; and feel what you understand; and let the song be what will give instruction in righteousness to them that hear it. Sing wisely - Anglo-Saxon. Multitudes sing foolishly.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 47:2,8 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth...

Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying...


1 Corinthians 14:14,15 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful...

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

with understanding. or, every one that hath understanding

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 Corinthians 14:15
So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding.

Psalm 22:28
for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations.

Psalm 98:6
with trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn-- shout for joy before the LORD, the King.

Obadiah 1:21
Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau. And the kingdom will be the LORD's.

Zechariah 14:9
The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.

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