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

New Living Translation
Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter.

English Standard Version
Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

Berean Study Bible
Lift up your heads, O gates! Be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of Glory may enter!

New American Standard Bible
Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up, ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in.

Contemporary English Version
Open the ancient gates, so that the glorious king may come in.

Good News Translation
Fling wide the gates, open the ancient doors, and the great king will come in.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up, ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in.

International Standard Version
Lift up your heads, gates! Be lifted up, ancient doors, so the King of Glory may come in.

NET Bible
Look up, you gates! Rise up, you eternal doors! Then the majestic king will enter!

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lift up your heads, oh gates, be lifted up, oh Gates of eternity; the King of glory shall enter!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Lift your heads, you gates. Be lifted, you ancient doors, so that the king of glory may come in.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, And be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; That the King of glory may come in.

New American Standard 1977
Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and lift yourselves up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.

King James 2000 Bible
Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be you lifted up, you everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

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

American Standard Version
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; And be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors: And the King of glory will come in.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Lift up your gates, ye princes, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; and the king of glory shall come in.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter 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.

English Revised Version
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors: and the King of glory shall come in.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lift up your heads, O 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!
Study Bible
The Earth is the LORD's
6Such is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face, O God of Jacob. Selah 7Lift up your heads, O gates! Be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of Glory may enter! 8Who is this King of Glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.…
Cross References
Acts 7:2
And Stephen declared: "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 Haran,

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
O LORD, I love the house where You dwell, the place where Your glory resides.

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; all the peoples see His glory.

Psalm 118:20
This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.

Isaiah 26:2
Open the gates that a righteous nation may enter--one that remains faithful.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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 ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

King

Psalm 21:1,5
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy 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, saith the LORD of hosts…

shall

Psalm 68:16-18
Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever…

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

Numbers 10:35,36
And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee…







Lexicon
Lift up
שְׂא֤וּ (śə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

your heads,
רָֽאשֵׁיכֶ֗ם (rā·šê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

O gates!
שְׁעָרִ֨ים ׀ (šə·‘ā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

Be lifted up,
וְֽ֭הִנָּשְׂאוּ (wə·hin·nā·śə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

O ancient
עוֹלָ֑ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

doors,
פִּתְחֵ֣י (piṯ·ḥê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6607: An opening, door, entrance way

that the King
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Glory
הַכָּבֽוֹד׃ (hak·kā·ḇō·wḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

may enter!
וְ֝יָב֗וֹא (wə·yā·ḇō·w)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go
(7) Gates.--The LXX. and Vulgate miss this fine personification, by rendering "princes" instead of "heads."

"Lift up your gates, O princes."

The sacrifice of the poetry to antiquarianism, by introducing the idea of a "portcullis," is little less excusable. The poet deems the ancient gateways of the conquered castle far too low for the dignity of the approaching Monarch, and calls on them to open wide and high to give room for His passage.

Everlasting doors.--Better, ancient doors, "gates of old;" an appropriate description of the gates of the grim old Jebusite fortress, "so venerable with unconquered age." For olam in this sense comp. the giants "of old" (Genesis 6:4), the "everlasting hills" (Genesis 49:26, &c.), and see Note to Psalm 89:1.

The King of glory shall come in.--This name, in which the claim for admission is made, connects the psalm immediately with the ark; that glory, which had fled with the sad cry Ichabod, has returned; the symbol of the Divine presence and of victory comes to seek a lasting resting-place.

Verse 7. - Lift up your heads, O ye gates. So sang one half of the choir, calling upon the gates to throw themselves wide open to their full height, that free entrance might he given to the approaching sacred fabric. And be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors. Pleonastic, But giving the emphasis of repetition, and adding the epithet "everlasting," because the tabernacle was viewed as about to be continued in the temple, and the temple was designed to be God's house "for ever" (1 Kings 8:13). And the King of glory shall come in. God was regarded as dwelling between the cherubim on the mercy-seat, where the Shechinah from time to time made its appearance. The entrance of the ark into the tabernacle was thus the "coming in of the King of glory." 24:7-10 The splendid entry here described, refers to the solemn bringing in of the ark into the tent David pitched for it, or the temple Solomon built for it. We may also apply it to the ascension of Christ into heaven, and the welcome given to him there. Our Redeemer found the gates of heaven shut, but having by his blood made atonement for sin, as one having authority, he demanded entrance. The angels were to worship him, Heb 1:6: they ask with wonder, Who is he? It is answered, that he is strong and mighty; mighty in battle to save his people, and to subdue his and their enemies. We may apply it to Christ's entrance into the souls of men by his word and Spirit, that they may be his temples. Behold, he stands at the door, and knocks, Rev 3:20. The gates and doors of the heart are to be opened to him, as possession is delivered to the rightful owner. We may apply it to his second coming with glorious power. Lord, open the everlasting door of our souls by thy grace, that we may now receive thee, and be wholly thine; and that, at length, we may be numbered with thy saints in glory.
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