Psalm 47:8
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New Living Translation
God reigns above the nations, sitting on his holy throne.

King James Bible
God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

Darby Bible Translation
God reigneth over the nations; God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

World English Bible
God reigns over the nations. God sits on his holy throne.

Young's Literal Translation
God hath reigned over nations, God hath sat on His holy throne,

Psalm 47:8 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

47:8 The throne - Heaven is often called God's throne, whence God is said to behold and to rule all nations; of which general dominion of God, he here speaks. And Christ sits at his father's right - hand, for that purpose.

Psalm 47:8 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Letter xix (A. D. 1127) to Suger, Abbot of S. Denis
To Suger, Abbot of S. Denis He praises Suger, who had unexpectedly renounced the pride and luxury of the world to give himself to the modest habits of the religious life. He blames severely the clerk who devotes himself rather to the service of princes than that of God. 1. A piece of good news has reached our district; it cannot fail to do great good to whomsoever it shall have come. For who that fear God, hearing what great things He has done for your soul, do not rejoice and wonder at the great
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Revelation 4:9
Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever),

Revelation 4:10
the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,

1 Chronicles 16:31
Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Tell all the nations, "The LORD reigns!"

Psalm 22:28
For royal power belongs to the LORD. He rules all the nations.

Psalm 67:4
Let the whole world sing for joy, because you govern the nations with justice and guide the people of the whole world. Interlude

Psalm 97:2
Dark clouds surround him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalm 103:19
The LORD has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything.

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