The King of glory (Ps 24:7-24:10)

“Lift up your heads!

O gates!

Be lifted up!

O ancient doors!

Thus the King of glory may come in.

Who is the King of glory?

Yahweh!

Strong and mighty!

Yahweh!

Mighty in battle!

Lift up your heads!

O gates!

Be lifted up!

O ancient doors!

Thus the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?

Yahweh of hosts,

He is the King of glory!

Selah

The gates to the sanctuary should be lifted up. The ancient doors should be lifted up. This is clearly a rousing chant about the King of glory which would be the Ark of the Covenant. Who is the king of glory? The king of glory is strong and mighty in battles. It is Yahweh as represented by his Ark of the Covenant. There is the repetition of the question about the king of glory and the call to lift up the gates. This short psalm ended with another Selah, musical pause or mediation.

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