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Bible Commentaries

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Psalms 24

Verses 1-10

Psalms 24:1 . The fulness thereof. Targum, all its creatures; all that the earth contains and supports.

Psalms 24:4 . Not lifted up his soul to vanity; that is, to an idol. So the LXX, ματαια . Idols are often designated by vanity, lying vanities, &c.

Psalms 24:6 . Thy face, oh Jacob. The LXX, “Oh God of Jacob.” The Hebrew is either deficient of the word, or the word did exist when the LXX translated it.

Psalms 24:7 . Lift up your heads, oh ye gates of Zion, to receive the ark. For reflections on the characters that shall enter, see Psalms 15:0.; and on the ascension of Christ, Acts 1:0.

This is an alphabetical psalm, where, after the inscription, the letter א a, begins the verse. There are also five others of this description, as Psalm 34. 111. 112. 119. 145. But in this, the alphabet is not regularly followed.

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Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on Psalms 24". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. 1835.