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

  • IZAZI
    I think they they exalt God and lift him up
  • Lusanda Ntwanambi
    God has given us the luxury of being on this earth which is His, He is protecting us everyday. All we need to do is to Praise and Worship Him, do good unto Him. and all shall follow for He is the King of Kings.
  • Debra Newton
    What a inspirational chapter to read. I give God the glory!! For he is everlasting!!!
  • Janet
    God owns everything and He has made a place for us to live (Kingdom). He is telling us to wake up
  • Mild Bill
    Phyllis,the lifting is not conditional.He that hath the son hath life.Otherwise,we are saved by our works.Knowing where we are going, we want to be found clean.Verses 4 5 is the Lord Jesus only. Jeremiah 23:5 6
  • BSP
    Verses 1 and 2 shows that God solidly fixed the whole planet and everything belongs to Him. When we have questions and problems that involve the whole planet, it only makes sense that we would listen to Jehovah God as the Creator of all things.

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