Psalms 24

Psalm 241

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)

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