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To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

47:1 clap your hands. In modern usage, hand-clapping has come to mean simply applause for a performance. In Biblical usage, on the other hand, it was symbolic of triumph. The various Hebrew words for “clap” are also translated “smite,” “strike,” “thrust,” etc.

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