Psalm 24 ©

David, being informed by God that Solomon was to build the temple and to cause the ark of the Lord to be brought into the same, acknowledges God’s justice and power over all the earth, but chiefly rejoices himself in God’s special grace to His church, whose members David describes here, and exhorts that the ark (whereon God manifested His presence) may be received worthily and reverently, as being a type of the coming of the Messiah into the tabernacle of His body and unto His church (as the temple of God and the kingdom of Christ) whereunto belongs likewise His ascension into heaven, to govern His church from thence as King of glory.


A Psalm of David.


THEa earth is the LORD's, and the 1fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.


For he hath founded it 2upon the 3seas, and established it upon the floods.


4Whob shall ascend into the 5hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?


He that hath 6clean hands, and a 7pure heart; who hath 8not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn 9deceitfully.


He shall 10receive the blessing from the LORD, and 11righteousness from the God of 12his salvation.


This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek 13thy face, O 14Jacob. 15Selah.


Lift up your 16heads, O ye 17gates; and be ye lift up, ye 18everlasting doors; and the 19King of glory shall come in.


Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.


Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.


Who is this King of glory? The LORD of 20hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.