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 24:7

  • Joy Turner for verse 7
    Zion is the city of The Great King....We are waiting for The Lion of Judah to enter through the everlasting doors as our victorious warrior and reign as King forevermore!!
  • Patricia Magdalen for verse 7
    I was going through a grave uncer*****y earlier today about the stability of a very precious Catholic friendship, and suddenly I started to sing Psalm 27 "Lift up ye heads, O ye gates ..." and a tremendous peace and re***urance of the survival of my newfound Catholic faith - I am 73 years old, and became a Catholic at the Easter Vigil, 2012 - was granted me! That I do not require this friendship to enable spiritual growth because our Lord Jesus Christ is the Source of my Faith advancement! Deo gratias! God bless you. Patricia Magdalen

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