Psalm 24:7
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New International Version
Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Lift up your heads, ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.

World English Bible
Lift up your heads, you gates! Be lifted up, you everlasting doors, and the King of glory will come in.

Young's Literal Translation
Lift up, O gates, your heads, And be lifted up, O doors age-during, And come in doth the king of glory!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Lift up your heads, O ye gates - The address of those who preceded the ark, the gates being addressed instead of the keepers of the gates. Allusion is here made to the triumphal entry of a victorious general into the imperial city.

In the hymn of Callimachus to Apollo, there are two lines very much like those in the text; they convey the very same sentiments. The poet represents the god coming into his temple, and calls upon the priests to open the doors, etc.

Αυτοι νυν κατοχηες ανακλινεσθε πυλαως,

Αυται δε κληιδες· ὁ γαρ Θεος ουκ ετι μακραν;

"Fall back, ye bolts; ye pond'rous doors, give way

For not far distant is the god of day."

Callim. Hymn in Apol., ver. 6, 7.

The whole of this hymn contains excellent sentiments even on the subject of the Psalms.

Everlasting doors - There seems to be a reference here to something like our portcullis, which hangs by pullies above the gate, and can be let down at any time so as to prevent the gate from being forced. In the case to which the psalmist refers, the portcullis is let down, and the persons preceding the ark order it to be raised. When it is lifted up, and appears above the head or top of the gate, then the folding doors are addressed: "Be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors;" let there be no obstruction; and the mighty Conqueror, the King of glory, whose presence is with the ark, and in which the symbol of his glory appears, shall enter. Make due preparations to admit so august and glorious a Personage.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Lift

Psalm 118:19,20 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD...

Isaiah 26:2 Open you the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.

King

Psalm 21:1,5 The king shall joy in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!...

Psalm 97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

Haggai 2:7,9 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, said the LORD of hosts...

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom you seek...

1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

James 2:1 My brothers, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Revelation 4:11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things...

shall

Psalm 68:16-18 Why leap you, you high hills? this is the hill which God desires to dwell in; yes, the LORD will dwell in it for ever...

Psalm 132:8 Arise, O LORD, into your rest; you, and the ark of your strength.

Numbers 10:35,36 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let your enemies be scattered...

2 Samuel 6:17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the middle of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it...

1 Kings 8:6,11 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD to his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place...

Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

Ephesians 4:8-10 Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men...

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him.

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
Acts 7:2
To this he replied: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran.

1 Corinthians 2:8
None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Psalm 26:8
LORD, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.

Psalm 29:2
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.

Psalm 29:9
The voice of the LORD twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"

Psalm 97:6
The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all peoples see his glory.

Psalm 118:20
This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.

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