A psalm of David.
24:1 The Lord owns the earth and all it contains,
the world and all who live in it.
24:2 For he set its foundation upon the seas,
and established2 it upon the ocean currents.3
24:3 Who is allowed to ascend4 the mountain of the Lord?5
Who may go up to his holy dwelling place?
24:4 The one whose deeds are blameless
and whose motives are pure,6
who does not lie,7
or make promises with no intention of keeping them.8
24:5 Such godly people are rewarded by the Lord,9
and vindicated by the God who delivers them.10
24:6 Such purity characterizes the people who seek his favor,
Jacob’s descendants, who pray to him.11 (Selah)
24:7 Look up,12 you gates!
Rise up,13 you eternal doors!
Then the majestic king14 will enter!15
24:8 Who is this majestic king?16
The Lord who is strong and mighty!
The Lord who is mighty in battle!
24:9 Look up, you gates!
Rise up, you eternal doors!
Then the majestic king will enter!
24:10 Who is this majestic king?
The Lord who commands armies!17
He is the majestic king! (Selah)