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(A psalm by David.)

Who Can Enter the Lord’s Temple?

24 The earth and everything on it
    belong to the Lord.
    The world and its people
    belong to him.
The Lord placed it all
    on the oceans and rivers.

Who may climb the Lord’s hill[a]
    or stand in his holy temple?
Only those who do right
    for the right reasons,
    and don’t worship idols
    or tell lies under oath.
The Lord God, who saves them,
    will bless and reward them,
    because they worship and serve
    the God of Jacob.[b]
Open the ancient gates,
    so that the glorious king
    may come in.

Who is this glorious king?
    He is our Lord, a strong
    and mighty warrior.

Open the ancient gates,
    so that the glorious king
    may come in.

10 Who is this glorious king?
    He is our Lord,
    the All-Powerful!

Footnotes

  1. 24.3 the Lord’s hill: The hill in Jerusalem where the temple was built.
  2. 24.6 worship. . . Jacob: Two ancient translations; Hebrew “worship God and serve the descendants of Jacob.”