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1 A Psalme of Dauid. The earth is the Lords, and the fulnesse thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

2 For he hath founded it vpon the seas, and established it vpon the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? and who shall stand in his holy place?

4 He that hath cleane hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lift vp his soule vnto vanitie, nor sworne deceitfully.

5 Hee shall receiue the blessing from the Lord, and righteousnesse from the God of his saluation.

6 This is the generation of them that seeke him: that seeke thy face, O Iacob. Selah.

7 Lift vp your heads, O yee gates, and be ye lift vp ye euerlasting doores; and the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is this king of glory? the Lord strong & mightie, the Lord mighty in battell.

9 Lift vp your heads, O ye gates, euen lift them vp, ye euerlasting doores; and the king of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this king of glory? the Lord of hostes, he is the king of glory. Selah.

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Commentary for Psalms 24

Concerning the kingdom of Christ, and the subjects of that kingdom. (1-6) Concerning the King of that kingdom. (7-10)

1-6 We ourselves are not our own; our bodies, our souls, are not. Even those of the children of men are God's, who know him not, nor own their relation to him. A soul that knows and considers its own nature, and that it must live for ever, when it has viewed the earth and the fulness thereof, will sit down unsatisfied. It will think of ascending toward God, and will ask, What shall I do, that I may abide in that happy, holy place, where he makes his people holy and happy? We make nothing of religion, if we do not make heart-work of it. We can only be cleansed from our sins, and renewed unto holiness, by the blood of Christ and the washing of the Holy Ghost. Thus we become his people; thus we receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of our salvation. God's peculiar people shall be made truly and for ever happy. Where God gives righteousness, he designs salvation. Those that are made meet for heaven, shall be brought safe to heaven, and will find what they have been seeking.

7-10 The splendid entry here described, refers to the solemn bringing in of the ark into the tent David pitched for it, or the temple Solomon built for it. We may also apply it to the ascension of Christ into heaven, and the welcome given to him there. Our Redeemer found the gates of heaven shut, but having by his blood made atonement for sin, as one having authority, he demanded entrance. The angels were to worship him, #Heb 1:6|: they ask with wonder, Who is he? It is answered, that he is strong and mighty; mighty in battle to save his people, and to subdue his and their enemies. We may apply it to Christ's entrance into the souls of men by his word and Spirit, that they may be his temples. Behold, he stands at the door, and knocks, #Rev 3:20|. The gates and doors of the heart are to be opened to him, as possession is delivered to the rightful owner. We may apply it to his second coming with glorious power. Lord, open the everlasting door of our souls by thy grace, that we may now receive thee, and be wholly thine; and that, at length, we may be numbered with thy saints in glory.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 24

  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 24:1 the earth is THE LORDS and the fulness thereof the world and they that dwell therein --24:2-- for HE hath founded it upon the seas and established it upon the floods --24:3-- who shall ascend into the hill of THE LORD or who shall stand in HIS holy place --24:4-- he that hath clean hands and a --PURE HEART-- who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity nor sworn deceitfully
  • Stevie
    Clean hands and a pure heart; Him shall see the God of glory. But those whose mouths spew deceit and whose hearts are corrupted by vanity, they will be left bereft of any good thing from God. They will writhe in agony of their own making, and bewilderment and bottomless sorrow, of their own doing. They have no excuse and will wither to chaff and be blown away. But the righteous hear the word
  • Evelyn
    I find it very comforting.read it once for a friend who was dying. Taking it tomorrow to prayer warriors as my favorite verse in the bible
  • Rene
    I thought today,s verse of the day is meaningful.We are the Lord,s children and everything belongs to him and for him.
  • Muritala Solebo
    Wonderful prayer for healing
  • Blessing
    Bless me Lord and restore my broken heart

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