Psalm 47

Psalm 47  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 7
The God of Jacob, who had been celebrated in the preceding Psalm in His warrior character, or as God of battles, is in this greeted in a further stage of His glorious ways. His Jewish people here speak as conscious of the place and dignity in the earth to which He has now called them; and He Himself is addressed by them as having come to Zion, and there taken His seat as King of the whole earth; and all the nations are called to worship before Him. He has “gone up.” The gates have now lifted up their heads to let this King of glory in (Psa. 24). Jehovah-Jesus, God of Israel, is now King of all the earth; there is one Lord, and His name one (Zech. 14).
Some, competent to speak on such matters, have suggested that in Psalm 47:99The 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. (Psalm 47:9), we should read “the princes of the people have joined themselves to the people of the God of Abraham.”