New American Standard Bible
Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD.
King James Bible
Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
Darby Bible Translation
Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them; Jah will I praise.
World English Bible
Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will enter into them. I will give thanks to Yah.
Young's Literal Translation
Open ye to me gates of righteousness, I enter into them -- I thank Jah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Open to me the gates of righteousness ... - The gates of the house devoted to a righteous God; the gates of a house where the principles of righteousness are strengthened, and where the just emotions of the heart may be expressed in the language of praise. Compare the notes at Isaiah 26:2. The language here may be regarded as addressed to those who had charge of the house of the Lord - the priests - requesting that they would open the doors and permit him to enter to praise God for his mercy. Compare Isaiah 38:20.
LibraryBound to the Altar
Bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.' (Psalm cxviii. 27.) Periodically in our Halls we have had what we call Altar Services. At such times, and more especially during the Self-Denial and Harvest Festival efforts, Soldiers, friends, and others who are interested in God's work are invited to come forward with gifts of money to lay upon the special table which, for that occasion, serves the purpose of an altar. Those who have been present at these Meetings will not need …
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service
Sabbath Morning Hymn.
The Lively Stones. Rev. W. Morley Punshon.
To Pastors and Teachers
"The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will extol Him.
"Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter, The one that remains faithful.
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