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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 24

Introduction

1God's lordship in the world.
3The citizens of his spiritual kingdom.
7An exhortation to receive him.

Verse 1

The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
A. M. 2962. B.C. 1042. earth
50:12; Exodus 9:29; 19:5; Deuteronomy 10:14; 1 Chronicles 29:11; Job 41:11; Daniel 4:25; 1 Corinthians 10:26
world
89:11; 98:7; Nahum 1:5
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:9 - General; Genesis 1:29 - I have; Genesis 6:7 - I will; Genesis 14:19 - possessor; Genesis 14:22 - the most; Exodus 11:2 - borrow; Leviticus 25:2 - When ye; Leviticus 25:23 - for ever; Numbers 33:53 - General; Deuteronomy 33:16 - the earth; Joshua 3:11 - the Lord; 1 Chronicles 29:16 - all this store; 2 Chronicles 25:8 - The Lord; Psalm 74:17 - set; Psalm 104:24 - the earth; Isaiah 34:1 - all that is therein; Isaiah 42:5 - he that spread; Jeremiah 8:16 - all that is in it; Jeremiah 47:2 - all that is therein; Ezekiel 12:19 - all that is therein; Ezekiel 32:15 - destitute of that whereof; Micah 1:2 - all that therein is; Haggai 2:8 - General; Matthew 21:3 - The Lord; Mark 11:3 - that; Luke 10:21 - Lord; Luke 19:31 - the Lord; Acts 17:24 - seeing; 1 Corinthians 10:28 - for

Verse 2

For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
For
33:6; 95:4; 104:5,6; 136:6; Genesis 1:9,10; Job 38:4; Jeremiah 10:11-16; 2 Peter 3:5-7
and
93:1; 96:10; Genesis 8:22; Job 38:8-11; Jeremiah 5:22
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:7 - I will; Exodus 9:29 - that the earth; Leviticus 25:2 - When ye; Numbers 33:53 - General; 1 Samuel 2:8 - the pillars; Job 26:7 - General; Job 38:6 - Whereupon; Psalm 50:12 - world; Psalm 65:6 - Which; Psalm 74:17 - set; Psalm 89:11 - General; Isaiah 42:5 - he that spread; Jeremiah 10:12 - established

Verse 3

Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
Who
15:1; 68:18; John 13:36; 20:17; Ephesians 4:8-10
the hill
68:15,16; 78:68,69; 132:13,14; 2 Samuel 6:12-17; 1 Chronicles 15:1,25-28; Hebrews 12:22-24
stand
Leviticus 10:3; Malachi 3:1; Hebrews 12:28
Reciprocal: Genesis 4:8 - Cain rose; Psalm 1:5 - shall; Psalm 118:20 - This gate; Psalm 119:166 - and done; Revelation 11:12 - Come

Verse 4

He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
He that, etc
Heb. the clean of hands.
18:20; 26:6; Job 9:30; 17:9; Isaiah 1:15,16; 33:15,16; 1 Timothy 2:8; James 4:8
pure
51:10; 73:1; Genesis 6:5; Proverbs 20:9; Jeremiah 4:14; Matthew 5:8; Acts 15:9; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Revelation 21:1-4,27; 22:14,15
lifted
25:1; 143:8; Deuteronomy 4:19; Ezekiel 18:6,15; Acts 14:15
sworn
15:4; Jeremiah 5:2; 7:9,10; Zechariah 5:3,4; Malachi 3:5; 1 Timothy 1:10
Reciprocal: Genesis 20:5 - and innocency; Deuteronomy 24:15 - setteth his heart upon it; 2 Samuel 22:21 - cleanness; Psalm 25:10 - keep; Psalm 31:6 - lying; Psalm 50:23 - to him; Psalm 73:13 - washed; Psalm 85:9 - Surely; Psalm 118:20 - This gate; Isaiah 56:1 - Keep; Ezekiel 18:5 - if; Ezekiel 18:9 - is just; Ezekiel 33:25 - lift up; Hosea 4:8 - set their heart on their iniquity; 1 Timothy 1:5 - a pure; 2 Peter 3:1 - pure

Verse 5

He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
receive
50:23; 67:6,7; 72:17; 115:12,13; 128:1-5; Numbers 6:24-27; Isaiah 33:15-17; Matthew 5:3-12; John 7:17; Romans 4:6-9; Galatians 3:9,14; Ephesians 1:3; 1 Peter 3:9
righteousness
Isaiah 46:13; 51:5,6,8; 54:17; 61:10; Romans 3:22; 5:17,18; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 5:5; Philippians 3:9
God
68:19; 88:1; Isaiah 12:2; 45:17; Titus 2:10-14; 3:4-6
Reciprocal: Psalm 4:1 - O; Psalm 25:5 - God; Psalm 25:10 - keep; Psalm 27:9 - O God; Psalm 69:27 - let them; Psalm 85:9 - Surely; Psalm 98:2 - righteousness; Hebrews 6:7 - receiveth

Verse 6

This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
This is
22:30; 73:15; Isaiah 53:10; Romans 4:16; 1 Peter 2:9
that seek
27:8; 105:4; John 1:47
O Jacob
or, O God of Jacob.
Reciprocal: Psalm 14:5 - the generation; Isaiah 45:19 - Seek; Isaiah 51:1 - ye that seek

Verse 7

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Lift
118:19,20; Isaiah 26:2
King
21:1,5; 97:6; Haggai 2:7,9; Malachi 3:1; 1 Corinthians 2:8; James 2:1; 2 Peter 3:18; Revelation 4:11
shall
68:16-18; 132:8; Numbers 10:35,36; 2 Samuel 6:17; 1 Kings 8:6,11; Mark 16:19; Ephesians 4:8-10; 1 Peter 3:22
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:21 - answered; 1 Samuel 18:7 - answered; 2 Samuel 6:12 - So David; Ezra 3:11 - they sang; Psalm 5:2 - my King; Psalm 19:2 - Day unto; Psalm 20:9 - let; Psalm 29:3 - God; Psalm 45:1 - touching; Psalm 47:5 - God; Psalm 65:4 - causest; Psalm 68:18 - ascended; Psalm 68:24 - even; Psalm 78:61 - glory; Song of Solomon 5:2 - Open; Isaiah 6:3 - one cried unto another; Isaiah 63:1 - is this; Zechariah 14:16 - the King; Matthew 25:34 - the King; John 6:21 - they willingly; Acts 7:2 - The God; Acts 10:36 - he is; Ephesians 1:17 - the Father

Verse 8

Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
The Lord strong
45:3-6; 50:1; 93:1; Isaiah 9:6; 19:24-25; 63:1-6; Colossians 2:15; Revelation 6:2; Revelation 19:11-21
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:3 - a man; 1 Samuel 18:7 - answered; 1 Kings 18:15 - of hosts liveth; 1 Chronicles 5:22 - the war was of God; Psalm 5:2 - my King; Psalm 89:8 - a strong; Jeremiah 48:15 - saith; Zephaniah 3:17 - is mighty; Luke 1:49 - he; 1 Peter 2:3 - General

Verse 10

Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
The Lord
Isaiah 6:3-5; 54:5; Hosea 12:3-5; Zechariah 2:8-11; John 12:40; 14:9
he is
2:6-12; Matthew 25:31,34; Luke 9:26; Titus 2:13 Reciprocal: Acts 7:2 - The God; Ephesians 1:17 - the Father

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 24". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-24.html.