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Psalms 47:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For God is the King of all the earth: Sing ye praises with understanding.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For God [is] the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a skillful psalm.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For God [is] the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For God is the King of all the earth; sing psalms with understanding.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For God is king of all the earth, Sing praises with understanding.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For king of all the earth [is] God, Give praise, O understanding one.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For God is the king of all the earth: sing ye wisely.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For God [is] the King of all the earth, sing ye praises with vnderstanding.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For God is king of all the earth: sing praises with understanding.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For Elohim [is] the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
[is] the King 4428
{4428} Prime
From H4427; a king.
of all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the earth: 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
sing ye praises 2167
{2167} Prime
A primitive root (perhaps identical with H2168 through the idea of striking with the fingers); properly to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument, that is, play upon it; to make music, accompanied by the voice; hence to celebrate in song and music.
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
with understanding. 7919
{7919} Prime
A primitive root; to be (causeatively make or act) circumspect and hence intelligent.
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 47:5-7.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 47:5-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 47:7

The king — Not only ours, but of all the nations of the world. Sing — Not formally and carelessly, but seriously, considering the greatness of this king whom you praise, and what abundant cause you have to praise him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 47:7

For God [is] the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with (e) understanding.

(e) He requires that understanding be joined with singing, lest the Name of God be profaned with vain crying.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 47:2 For the LORD most high [is] terrible; [he is] a great King over all the earth.
Psalms 47:8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
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, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.


1 Corinthians 14:14-15 For if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. ... What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
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, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

with understanding:
or, every one that hath understanding
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