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For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.


[Preliminary Comments: A simple psalm that lauds the Lord as ruler over all things [v.1,2]. He showed His power in bringing Israel into being [v.3,4] and so in heaven He is seated on His throne as supreme ruler [v.5-7], the One ruling over all other rulers [v.8,9].



v.1,2 Applaud the Lord for His greatness as Lord over all the earth


v.1  Clap your hands, all you nations;
    shout to God with cries of joy.

v.2  For the Lord Most High is awesome,
    the great King over all the earth.

v.3,4 He chose, delivered, and saved Israel


v.3  He subdued nations under us,
    peoples under our feet.
v.4  He chose our inheritance for us,
    the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.


v.5 The Lord takes His throne amidst noisy praise


v.5  God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
    the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.

v.6,7 So join in and praise the King of the whole earth….


v.6  Sing praises to God, sing praises;
    sing praises to our King, sing praises.
v.7  For God is the King of all the earth;
    sing to him a psalm of praise.


v.8,9 …. realising He reigns above all who are subject to Him


v.8  God reigns over the nations;
    God is seated on his holy throne.
v.9  The nobles of the nations assemble
    as the people of the God of Abraham,
for the kings of the earth belong to God;
    he is greatly exalted.



[Additional Thoughts: A psalm that gives as the real perspective of how things are – God is sovereign Lord over all things, including all that happens on earth.]



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