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Psalm 24The Passion Translation (TPT)

The Glorious King

24 David’s poetic praise to God[a]
God claims the world as his.
    Everything and everyone belongs to him!
He’s the one who pushed back oceans
    to let the dry ground appear,
    planting firm foundations for the earth.
Who, then, ascends into the presence of the Lord?[b]
    And who has the privilege of entering into God’s Holy Place?
Those who are clean—whose works and ways are pure,
    whose hearts are true and sealed by the truth,
    those who never deceive, whose words are sure.
They will receive the Lord’s blessing
    and righteousness given by the Savior-God.
They will stand before God,
    for they seek the pleasure of God’s face,[c] the God of Jacob.
Pause in his presence
So wake up, you living gateways!
    Lift up your heads, you ageless doors of destiny!
    Welcome the King of Glory,
    for he is about to come through you.
You ask, “Who is this Glory-King?”
    The Lord, armed and ready for battle,
    the Mighty One, invincible in every way!
So wake up, you living gateways, and rejoice![d]
    Fling wide, you ageless doors of destiny!
    Here he comes; the King of Glory is ready to come in.
10 You ask, “Who is this King of Glory?”
    He is the Lord of Victory, armed and ready for battle,
    the Mighty One, the invincible commander of heaven’s hosts!
    Yes, he is the King of Glory!
Pause in his presence

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 24:1 The Septuagint adds “for the Sabbath.”
  2. Psalm 24:3 Or “hill of the Lord.”
  3. Psalm 24:6 The Hebrew is plural (“faces”).
  4. Psalm 24:9 The Hebrew text says, “Lift up your heads,” which is a figure of speech for rejoicing. We are the living gateways who rejoice as the Lord draws near to us from his temple.
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