Psalm 24
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The King of Glory Entering Zion.

[a]A Psalm of David.

1The earth [b]is the LORD’S, and the fullness of it,

The world, and those who dwell in it.

2For He has founded it upon the seas

And established it upon the streams and the rivers.

3Who may ascend onto the [c]mountain of the LORD?

And who may stand in His holy place?

4He who has clean hands and a pure heart,

Who has not lifted up his soul to what is false,

Nor has sworn [oaths] deceitfully.

5He shall receive a blessing from the LORD,

And righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6This is the generation (description) of those who diligently seek Him and require Him as their greatest need,

Who seek Your face, even [as did] Jacob. Selah.

7Lift up your heads, O gates,

And be lifted up, ancient doors,

That the King of glory may come in.

8Who is the King of glory?

The LORD strong and mighty,

The LORD mighty in battle.

9Lift up your heads, O gates,

And lift them up, ancient doors,

That the King of glory may come in.

10Who is [He then] this King of glory?

The LORD of hosts,

He is the King of glory [who rules over all creation with His heavenly armies]. Selah.

[a] PSALM 24Title In the Talmud it is said that the Levites sang a particular psalm for every day of the week, and this was the psalm for the first day.
[b] 1 The ancient rabbis taught that since the earth and everything it contains belongs to the LORD, it is sacrilege to enjoy anything of the world without first saying a benediction for it.
[c] 3 I.e. Mount Zion.

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