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2018 June 21

Alleluia (1896)
Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931)
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Style
Tate Britain, London, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: Tate

     [ Illustration: The painting above by Gotch illustrates Psalm 47:6-7. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: In Psalm 47, the Psalmist exhorts us to praise God for his triumphal reign over the earth. The Psalm is similar to Psalms 46 and 48. It also speaks of God as King and (indirectly) of his covenant with Israel, making it one of the Psalms called Kingship and Covenant Psalms (listed below).
     The Psalmist invites everyone to clap their hands and shout to God with the voice of triumph (or proclamation). The LORD deserves such praise because he is a terrifying King who rules over all of the earth. He will subdue people and nations under the feet of those who serve him. And, by contrast, he will choose those who serve him to have an inheritance with Jacob, the founder of Israel (1-4).
     God ascended with a shout (an acclimation of joy or a battle cry) and with the sound of a trumpet. Therefore, we should sing praises to God, because he is king over all of the earth; and we should praise him with understanding. He reigns over the heathen and sits on the throne of his holiness. The princes and the people of the God of Abraham gather together to him (for safety) because the defenses of the earth belong to God. He is greatly exalted (5-9).

     [ Sermons: Richard Phillips. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Psalm 47: Psalm 46. Psalm 48. KINGSHIP AND COVENANT PSALMS: Psalm 2. Psalm 18. Psalm 20. Psalm 21. Psalm 24. Psalm 29. Psalm 45. Psalm 47. Psalm 50. Psalm 72. Psalm 81. Psalm 89. Psalm 93. Psalm 95. Psalm 96. Psalm 97. Psalm 98. Psalm 99. Psalm 100. Psalm 101. Psalm 132. Psalm 144.].
[1] 2 Chronicles 20; 2 Kings 18:8; 2 Kings 11:12; Psalm 98:8; 1 Samuel 10:24.
[2] 2 Chronicles 20:29.
[4] Nahum 2:2; Ezekiel 24:21; Amos 6:8; Isaiah 13:19.
[5] Genesis 17:22; Judges 13:20; 2 Chronicles 20:28; Psalm 68:17; Amos 2:2.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Psalm 47 - #1. Psalm 47 - #2. Psalm 47 - #3. Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Psalm Detailed Outline


Deliverance from Sinners and from Sin

Nearly all the Psalms (except Psalm 90) were written during the 612 year period
from the time of David around 1016 B. C. to the close of the Canon in about 404 B. C.
Psalm 90, according to its superscription, was written by Moses; this may have been around 1406 B. C.

PSALMS 42-72.
1016 - 586 B.C. Israel
God is Merciful to the Righteous

Psalm 47
God, the LORD, is glorious.

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. [Transposed To Psalm 46] *

O clap your hands, all ye people;
shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
2 For the LORD most high is terrible;
he is a great King over all the earth.
3 He shall subdue the people under us,
and the nations under our feet.
4 He shall choose our inheritance for us,
the excellency of Jacob whom he loved.

5 God is gone up with a shout,
LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God,
sing praises:
sing praises unto our King,
sing praises.
7 For God is the King of all the earth:
sing ye praises with understanding.
8 God reigneth over the heathen:
God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
9 The princes of the people are gathered together,
even the people of the God of Abraham:
for the shields of the earth belong unto God:
he is greatly exalted.

1 A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. [Transposed From Psalm 48:1] *

* NOTE: On Opening and Closing Comments in the Psalms.
[Some commentators take the Psalm in Habakkuk 3 to be a standard model for the Psalms.
Habakkuk's Psalm begins with the name of the composer (Habakkuk) and a musical notation ("upon Shigionoth").
It closes with a dedication or a "send to" notice ("To the chief singer on my stringed instruments").
I have arranged similar material, where it is found in the Psalter, in accord with the model in Habakkuk.]

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