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Psalm 24 The Voice (VOICE)

Psalm 24

A song of David.

The earth and all that’s upon it belong to the Eternal.
    The world is His, with every living creature on it.
With seas as foundations and rivers as boundaries,
    He shaped the continents, fashioned the earth.

Who can possibly ascend the mountain of the Eternal?
    Who can stand before Him in sacred spaces?
Only those whose hands have been washed and hearts made pure,
    men and women who are not given to lies or deception.
The Eternal will stand close to them with blessing and mercy at hand,
    and the God who redeems will right what has been wrong.
These are the people who chase after Him;
    [like Jacob, they look for the face of God].[a]

[pause][b]

City gates—open wide!
    Ancient doors—stand back!
    For the glorious King shall soon pass your way.
Who is the glorious King?
    The Eternal who is powerful
    and mightily equipped for battle.
City gates—open wide!
    Ancient doors—stand back!
    For the glorious King shall soon pass your way.
10 Who is the glorious King?
    The Eternal, Commander of heaven’s army,
    He is the glorious King.

[pause]

Footnotes:

  1. 24:6 Most Hebrew manuscripts read, “they look for your face, Jacob.”
  2. 24:6 Literally, selah, likely a musical direction from a Hebrew root meaning “to lift up”
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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.
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