Psalm 24

Of David. A psalm.

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

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

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

Lift up your heads, you gates;(L)
    be lifted up, you ancient doors,
    that the King(M) of glory(N) may come in.(O)
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord strong and mighty,(P)
    the Lord mighty in battle.(Q)
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(R)
    he is the King of glory.


  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.

17 Your eyes will see the king(A) in his beauty(B)
    and view a land that stretches afar.(C)
18 In your thoughts you will ponder the former terror:(D)
    “Where is that chief officer?
Where is the one who took the revenue?
    Where is the officer in charge of the towers?(E)
19 You will see those arrogant people(F) no more,
    people whose speech is obscure,
    whose language is strange and incomprehensible.(G)

20 Look on Zion,(H) the city of our festivals;
    your eyes will see Jerusalem,
    a peaceful abode,(I) a tent(J) that will not be moved;(K)
its stakes will never be pulled up,
    nor any of its ropes broken.
21 There the Lord will be our Mighty(L) One.
    It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams.(M)
No galley with oars will ride them,
    no mighty ship(N) will sail them.
22 For the Lord is our judge,(O)
    the Lord is our lawgiver,(P)
the Lord is our king;(Q)
    it is he who will save(R) us.

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I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things.(A) And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet(B) of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll.(C) Worship God!”(D)

10 Then he told me, “Do not seal up(E) the words of the prophecy of this scroll,(F) because the time is near.(G) 11 Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.”(H)

Epilogue: Invitation and Warning

12 “Look, I am coming soon!(I) My reward is with me,(J) and I will give to each person according to what they have done.(K) 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega,(L) the First and the Last,(M) the Beginning and the End.(N)

14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes,(O) that they may have the right to the tree of life(P) and may go through the gates(Q) into the city.(R) 15 Outside(S) are the dogs,(T) those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

16 “I, Jesus,(U) have sent my angel(V) to give you[a] this testimony for the churches.(W) I am the Root(X) and the Offspring of David,(Y) and the bright Morning Star.”(Z)

17 The Spirit(AA) and the bride(AB) say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.(AC)

18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll:(AD) If anyone adds anything to them,(AE) God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll.(AF) 19 And if anyone takes words away(AG) from this scroll of prophecy,(AH) God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life(AI) and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.

20 He who testifies to these things(AJ) says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”(AK)

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.(AL)

21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people.(AM) Amen.

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  1. Revelation 22:16 The Greek is plural.

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