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Psalm 24 International Standard Version (ISV)

A Davidic Psalm.

A Song for the King of Glory

24 The earth and everything in it exists for the Lord
    the world and those who live in it.
Indeed, he founded it upon the seas,
    he established it upon deep waters.[a]

Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?[b]
    Who may stand in his Holy Place?
The one who has innocent hands and a pure heart;
    the person who does not delight in what is false
        and does not swear an oath deceitfully.
This person[c] will receive blessing from the Lord
    and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation that seeks him.
    Those who seek your face
        are the true seed of[d] Jacob.
Interlude

Lift up your heads,[e] gates!
    Be lifted up, ancient doors,
        so the King of Glory may come in.
Who is the King of Glory?
    The Lord strong and mighty,
        the Lord, mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads,[f] gates!
    Be lifted up, ancient doors,
        so the King of Glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of Glory?
    The Lord of the heavenly armies—
        He is the King of Glory.
Interlude

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 24:2 Lit. rivers; i.e. the subterranean waters
  2. Psalm 24:3 I.e. the temple mount
  3. Psalm 24:5 Lit. he
  4. Psalm 24:6 The Heb. lacks the true seed of
  5. Psalm 24:7 I.e. Open
  6. Psalm 24:9 I.e. Open
International Standard Version (ISV)

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Psalm 24 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 24

Of David. A psalm.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
    and established it on the waters.

Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not trust in an idol
    or swear by a false god.[a]

They will receive blessing from the Lord
    and vindication from God their Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek your face, God of Jacob.[b][c]

Lift up your heads, you gates;
    be lifted up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord strong and mighty,
    the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
    lift them up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
    The Lord Almighty
    he is the King of glory.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 24:4 Or swear falsely
  2. Psalm 24:6 Two Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most Hebrew manuscripts face, Jacob
  3. Psalm 24:6 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10.
New International Version (NIV)

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