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Psalm 24 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

A song of David.

24 The earth and everything on it belong to the Lord.
    The world and all its people belong to him.
He built the earth on the water.
    He built it over the rivers.

Who can go up on the Lord’s mountain[a]?
    Who can stand in his holy Temple?
Only those who have not done evil,
    who have pure hearts,
who have not used my name[b] to hide their lies,
    and who have not made false promises.

Good people ask the Lord to bless others.
    They ask God, their Savior, to do good things.
They try to follow God.
    They go to the God of Jacob for help. Selah

Gates, proudly lift your heads!
    Open, ancient doors,
    and the glorious King will come in.
Who is the glorious King?
    He is the Lord, the powerful soldier.
    He is the Lord, the war hero.

Gates, proudly lift your heads!
    Open, ancient doors,
    and the glorious King will come in.
10 Who is the glorious King?
    The Lord All-Powerful is the glorious King. Selah

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 24:3 Lord’s mountain Mount Zion, the hill in Jerusalem where the Temple was built.
  2. Psalm 24:4 my name Literally, “my soul.”
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Psalm 24 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 24

Of David. A psalm.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
    and established it on the waters.

Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not trust in an idol
    or swear by a false god.[a]

They will receive blessing from the Lord
    and vindication from God their Savior.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek your face, God of Jacob.[b][c]

Lift up your heads, you gates;
    be lifted up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord strong and mighty,
    the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
    lift them up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
    The Lord Almighty
    he is the King of glory.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 24:4 Or swear falsely
  2. Psalm 24:6 Two Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also Septuagint); most Hebrew manuscripts face, Jacob
  3. Psalm 24:6 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10.
New International Version (NIV)

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