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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 24

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New TestamentsSutcliffe's Commentary

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.

Bibliographical Information
Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on Psalms 24". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jsc/psalms-24.html. 1835.
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