Neither the text here, however, nor the margin, expresses the true idea of the original. Alas! how selfishness turns honey into wormwood. Sing ye praises with understanding - Margin, Every one "that hath understanding." Let your hearts and heads go with your voices. For God is the King of all the earth: sing you praises with understanding. The Jews of our Saviour's time resented this truth, but had their hearts been right they would have rejoiced in it. Psalm 47:7 For God is the ... Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (7) With understanding. Sing a didactic Psalm. For God is the King of all the earth: sing you praises with understanding. The Targum renders it, "with a good understanding". sing … praises with understanding—literally, "sing and play an instructive (Psalm)." Jehovah is not the God of the Jews only, all the nations of the earth are, through the Messiah, yet to own him Lord. (e) He requires that understanding be joined with singing, lest the Name of God be profaned with vain crying. An understanding enlightened of the Holy Spirit is then and then only fully capable of offering worthy praise. Library. The idea is, that the occasion was one on which "such" a psalm or song would be especially appropriate; an occasion on which great lessons or truths had been taught by the dealings of God, which it became his people now to set forth in a becoming manner. Sing wisely - Anglo-Saxon. "unusquisque", Vatablus. Psalm 47:7, ESV: "For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!" Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying.... sing. What has a sensuous delight in organs, anthems, etc., to do with devotion? Psalm 47:7, ESV: "For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!" Psalm 47:7 Parallel Commentaries. This finished work of the cross is the basis of His present work and His future work. 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. 47:5-9 Praise is a duty in which we ought to be frequent and abundant. Psalm 47:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 47:7, NIV: "For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise." gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative, Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural, Play, to make music, celebrate in song and music, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, OT Poetry: Psalm 47:7 For God is the King of all (Psalm Ps Psa.) Sing a didactic Psalm. 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. The whole typifies Christ's ascension (compare Ps 68:18). Commentary on Psalm 47:1-4 (Read Psalm 47:1-4) The God with whom we have to do, is a God of awful majesty. ... Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. Those lessons or truths pertained to the fact that God is the great King over all the earth, or that he is a sovereign among the nations: a truth of immense importance to mankind, and a truth which the occasion on which the psalm was composed was especially adapted to bring to view. For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a skillful psalm. Meanwhile his providential throne governs all events beneath the sky. —Rather, play a fine tune. (e) So Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Michaelis. They would have kept their God to themselves, and not even have allowed the Gentile dogs to eat the crumbs from under his table. See the word explained in the notes at the title to Psalm 32:1-11. Sing ye praises with understanding - זמרו משכיל zammeru maskil, sing an instructive song. adverbially, play with skill. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. 1 Corinthians 14:14,15 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful…. The universal and absolute sovereignty of a holy God would be too terrible for us even to think of, were it not exercised by his Son from a mercy-seat; but now it is only terrible to the workers of iniquity. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible For God is the King of all the earth - He is not your King only, but the King of the universe. Psalm 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing you praises with understanding. Psalm 47:2,8 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth…. Psalm 47:7, KJV: "For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding." He has no limited power, no confined dominion. Psalm 47:7, KJV: "For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding." Sound doctrine praises God. Understand what you sing; and feel what you understand; and let the song be what will give instruction in righteousness to them that hear it. (See title Psalms 32) Or perhaps as LXX., and Vulg. Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. Let sense and sound go together. The Work of Christ. He has no limited power, no confined dominion. Do they not often offer to God strains far more calculated for human amusement than for divine acceptance? "For God is the King of all the earth." Is it not a sin to be tickling men's ears with sounds when we profess to be adoring the Lord? The great work which the Lord Jesus Christ, God's well beloved Son, came to do was to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. On the other hand, from the great attention paid by some to the mere music, we feel sadly sure that the sense has no effect upon them. sing ye praises with understanding; or, as De Dieu renders it, to him that understandeth, that is, to God the only wise, whose understanding is infinite; even to Christ, who, as God, knows all things; and, as man and Mediator, is of quick understanding, and has all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge in him; so R. Obadiah, "sing of him who understands"; or, "sing ye praises, O everyone that understandeth" (f); that is, how to sing, as everyone does not; this is the sense of Aben Ezra and Kimchi; or "with understanding", as we render it; with understanding of what is sung. For God is the King of all the earth - He is not your King only, but the King of the universe. Multitudes sing foolishly. Psalm 47:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 47:7, NIV: "For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise." Even under the economy of types and ceremonies, it is clear that the Lord had regard to the spirituality of worship, and would be praised thoughtfully, … Sound doctrine praises God. The Apostle Paul seems to refer to this passage in 1 Corinthians 14:15. Do not men mistake physical effects for spiritual impulses?