Chapter 47

1For the leader. Of the Korahites. A psalm.

אלַמְנַצֵּחַ לִבְנֵי־קֹרַח מִזְמוֹר׃

2All you peoples, clap your hands, raise a joyous shout for Hashem.

בכָּל־הָעַמִּים תִּקְעוּ־כָף הָרִיעוּ לֵאלֹהִים בְּקוֹל רִנָּה׃

3For Hashem Most High is awesome, great king over all the earth;

גכִּי־יְהֹוָה עֶלְיוֹן נוֹרָא מֶלֶךְ גָּדוֹל עַל־כָּל־הָאָרֶץ׃

4He subjects peoples to us, sets nations at our feet.

דיַדְבֵּר עַמִּים תַּחְתֵּינוּ וּלְאֻמִּים תַּחַת רַגְלֵינוּ׃

5He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Yaakov whom He loved. Selah.

yiv-khar LA-nu et na-kha-la-TAY-nu ET g'-ON ya-a-KOV a-sher a-HAYV SE-lah

היִבְחַר־לָנוּ אֶת־נַחֲלָתֵנוּ אֶת גְּאוֹן יַעֲקֹב אֲשֶׁר־אָהֵב סֶלָה׃

 47:5   Pride of Yaakov

“The Pride of Yaakov” was the name of a famous academy of Torah learning in the Land of Israel. Also, called Yeshivat Eretz Yisrael, it lasted from the sixth until the twelfth century CE. It began in Tiveria (Tiberias), the center of Jewish intellectual life from the second to tenth centuries CE, under the tutelage of Rabbi Yehuda Nesiah, grandson of Rabbi Yehuda the Prince. Tiveria was the last headquarters of the High Court of Israel, called the Sanhedrin, which left Yerushalyim after it fell to the Romans in 70 CE. It saw the development of the Jerusalem Talmud, the diacritics for Hebrew writing, cantillation and many other Jewish intellectual activities. The academy went through many iterations and was housed in different locations but maintained a strong, central position in Jewish life and scholarship for close to six hundred years.

6Hashem ascends midst acclamation; Hashem, to the blasts of the shofar.

ועָלָה אֱלֹהִים בִּתְרוּעָה יְהֹוָה בְּקוֹל שׁוֹפָר׃

7Sing, O sing to Hashem; sing, O sing to our king;

זזַמְּרוּ אֱלֹהִים זַמֵּרוּ זַמְּרוּ לְמַלְכֵּנוּ זַמֵּרוּ׃

8for Hashem is king over all the earth; sing a hymn.

חכִּי מֶלֶךְ כָּל־הָאָרֶץ אֱלֹהִים זַמְּרוּ מַשְׂכִּיל׃

9Hashem reigns over the nations; Hashem is seated on His holy throne.

טמָלַךְ אֱלֹהִים עַל־גּוֹיִם אֱלֹהִים יָשַׁב עַל־כִּסֵּא קָדְשׁוֹ׃

10The great of the peoples are gathered together, the retinue of Avraham's Hashem; for the guardians of the earth belong to Hashem; He is greatly exalted.

ינְדִיבֵי עַמִּים נֶאֱסָפוּ עַם אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם כִּי לֵאלֹהִים מָגִנֵּי־אֶרֶץ מְאֹד נַעֲלָה׃