New American Standard Bible
This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it.
King James Bible
This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
Darby Bible Translation
This is the gate of Jehovah: the righteous shall enter therein.
World English Bible
This is the gate of Yahweh; the righteous will enter into it.
Young's Literal Translation
This is the gate to Jehovah, The righteous enter into it.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This gate of the Lord - This gate dedicated to the service of the Lord; that belongs to the house of the Lord.
Into which the righteous shall enter - Through which the righteous pass. That is, It is for such persons, and all who come with a purpose to serve and worship God should be permitted to pass through them; I claim the privilege, therefore, of so passing through these gates into the house of God, for I come to praise him. All who are truly righteous, all who desire to worship God, all who wish and purpose to be holy, have a right thus to enter the house of God - to be recognized as his friends - to be permitted to join in all the devotions of his people; all such will have a right to enter the temple above. None have a right to exclude them here; none in heaven will be disposed to exclude them there.
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
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.
A Psalm of David. O LORD, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill?
He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, And speaks truth in his heart.
Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place?
Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!
Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name; The upright will dwell in Your presence.
A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it.
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