Psalms 24:7

“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Lift vp your heads, O yee gates, and be ye lift vp ye euerlasting doores; and the King of glory shall come in.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; And be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors: And the King of glory will come in.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your heads be lifted up, O doors; be lifted up, O you eternal doors: that the King of glory may come in.
- Basic English Bible

Lift up your heads, ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.
- Darby Bible

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
- Webster's Bible

Lift up your heads, you gates! Be lifted up, you everlasting doors, and the King of glory will come in.
- World English Bible

Lift up, O gates, your heads, And be lifted up, O doors age-during, And come in doth the king of glory!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; that the King of glory may come in.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 24:7


24:7 Lift up - He speaks here of the gates and doors of the temple, which by faith and the spirit of prophecy, he beheld as already built, whose doors he calls Everlasting, not so much because they were made of strong and durable materials, as in opposition to those of the tabernacle, which were removed from place to place. These gates he bids lift up their heads, or tops, by allusion to those gates which have a portcullis, which may be let down or taken up. And as the temple was a type of Christ, and of his church, and of heaven itself; so this place may also contain a representation, either of Christ's entrance into his church, or into the hearts of his faithful people, who are here commanded to set open their hearts and souls for his reception: or of his ascension into heaven, where the saints or angels are poetically introduced as preparing the way, and opening the heavenly gates to receive their Lord and king, returning to his royal habitation with triumph and glory. The king - The Messiah, the king of Israel, and of his church, called the King, or Lord of glory, #1Cor 2:8 James 2:1|, both for that glory which is inherent in him, and that which is purchased by him for his members.


Discussion for Psalms 24

  • Shola
    Whatever were re going through in life, is not more than God. itts still under his control. He own the earth, so our life. Shalom.
  • TNH
    v 7 and 9 demonstrate that our father God is constantly standing by the doors of our hearts knocking wanting to dine with us. in other words God wants to sit in the golden chair of our hearts.......
  • Mautle
    God is the only one who owns the earth and those who live in it, as Christian we must not be afraid of anything or anyone. Let us keep on praying and not forgetting to pray for our enemies so that they can see the light. Really indeed through us our enemies wil be saved and see the power of God.

  • BSP
    Verse 4 shows that there are specific requirements for receiving blessings from God.
  • DEBRA DANIELS
    You can not keep yourself clean and and PLEASING to God. IF YOU HAVE CONFESS A BELIEF IN JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR, GOD NOW LOOKS AT JESUS
  • Rosalind Rasberry
    The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof...in other words God owns everything. But who can ascend to the hill? Meaning who can get in the presence of this great God...he who has clean hands and a pure heart...who does not seek out his own way...lifted up his soul to vanity. We must yield to God we must seek to keep ourselves pure and pleasing to God, then we receive the blessing. His favor

Bible Options