Psalm 24

[A psalm by David.]
Who Can Enter the Lord’s Temple?

1 The earth and everything on it
      belong to the Lord.
   The world and its people
      belong to him.
2 The Lord placed it all
      on the oceans and rivers.
3 Who may climb the Lord’s hill
      or stand in his holy temple?
4 Only those who do right
      for the right reasons,
   and don’t worship idols
      or tell lies under oath.
5 The Lord God, who saves them,
      will bless and reward them,
6 because they worship and serve
      the God of Jacob.
7 Open the ancient gates,
   so that the glorious king
      may come in.
8 Who is this glorious king?
   He is our Lord, a strong
      and mighty warrior.
9 Open the ancient gates,
   so that the glorious king
      may come in.
10 Who is this glorious king?
   He is our Lord,
      the All-Powerful!


The Contemporary English Version c1995 by the American Bible Society.
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