Psalm 24:4
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New International Version
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.

King James Bible
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

Darby Bible Translation
He that hath blameless hands and a pure heart; who lifteth not up his soul unto vanity, nor sweareth deceitfully:

World English Bible
He who has clean hands and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood, and has not sworn deceitfully.

Young's Literal Translation
The clean of hands, and pure of heart, Who hath not lifted up to vanity his soul, Nor hath sworn to deceit.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that hath clean hands - He whose conscience is irreproachable; whose heart is without deceit and uninfluenced by unholy passions.

Who hath not lifted up his soul - Who has no idolatrous inclination; whose faith is pure, and who conscientiously fulfils his promises and engagements.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He that. [heb.] the clean of hands

Psalm 18:20 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.

Psalm 26:6 I will wash my hands in innocence: so will I compass your altar, O LORD:

Job 9:30 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Isaiah 1:15,16 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear...

Isaiah 33:15,16 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes...

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.

pure

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...

Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

Revelation 21:1-4,27 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea...

Revelation 22:14,15 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...

lifted

Psalm 25:1 To you, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk...

Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven...

Ezekiel 18:6,15 And has not eaten on the mountains, neither has lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel...

Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of like passions with you...

sworn

Psalm 15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honors them that fear the LORD. He that swears to his own hurt, and changes not.

Jeremiah 5:2 And though they say, The LORD lives; surely they swear falsely.

Jeremiah 7:9,10 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you know not...

Zechariah 5:3,4 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth...

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

1 Timothy 1:10 For fornicators, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for enslavers, for liars, for perjured persons...

Library
A Great Question and Its Answer
'Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? and who shall stand in His holy place?'--PSALM xxiv. 3. The psalm from which these words are taken flashes up into new beauty, if we suppose it to have been composed in connection with the bringing of the Ark into the Temple, or for some similar occasion. Whether it is David's or not is a matter of very small consequence. But if we look at the psalm as a whole, we can scarcely fail to see that some such occasion underlies it. So just exercise your imaginations
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

June the Fifteenth the King's Guests
"Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?" --PSALM xxiv. Who shall be permitted to pass into the sanctuary of the cloud, and have communion with the Lord in the holy place? "He that hath clean hands." These hands of mine, the symbols of conduct, the expression of the outer life, what are they like? "Your hands are full of blood." Those hands had been busy murdering others, pillaging others, brutally ill-using their fellow-men. We may do it in business. We may do it in conversation. We may do
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Impossibility of Failure.
"But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak: for God is not unrighteous to forget your work and the love which ye showed toward His name, in that ye ministered unto the saints, and still do minister. And we desire that each one of you may show the same diligence unto the fulness of hope even to the end: that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when God made promise to
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

The Christian Business World
Scripture references: Proverbs 22:29; Romans 12:11; Psalms 24:1; 50:10-12; Haggai 2:8; Psalm 49:6,10,16,17; 62:10; Matthew 13:22; Mark 10:23,24; Job 31:24-26; Proverbs 3:9; Matthew 25:14-30; 24:45-51; 6:19-21; Luke 12:16-21. THE IDEAL IN THE BUSINESS WORLD There is often a wide difference between the methods actually employed in doing business and when they should be. Good men who are in the thick of the battle of competition and rivalry with other firms in the same line of trade, are the quickest
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian

Cross References
Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

1 Timothy 2:8
Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.

2 Samuel 22:21
"The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.

Job 17:9
Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways, and those with clean hands will grow stronger.

Job 22:30
He will deliver even one who is not innocent, who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands."

Psalm 15:2
The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart;

Psalm 15:4
who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the LORD; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind;

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