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Psalm 24 7-10

Psalm 24 7-10: And so, last in verses 7 through 10 we have this climactic identification of the one who is entering through these gates and doors. 7 [Lift up your heads/Look up], O ye gates; and be [ye lift/lifted] [i.e., rise…] up, ye [everlasting/ancient] doors; [and/that] the [King of glory/majestic king] [shall/may/will] [come in/enter]. Lift up […]

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Psalm 24 3-6

Psalm 24 3-6: So, with the awesome power of the Lord in our mind, the Psalmist now turns our attention to the character of the kind of person who is allowed into God’s Presence in verses 3 through 6. 3 Who [shall/may] ascend [into the hill/the mountain] of the LORD? or who [shall/may] [stand in/go up to] […]

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Psalm 24 1-2

Psalm 24 1-2: Since we’ve already established that David wrote this psalm on the occasion of the Ark of the Covenant entering Jerusalem to the tent he built for it, we’ll move past the superscription and we’ll come to the first contemplation David has regarding God’s presence. And that is this – the awesome power of […]

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Psalm 24 Commentary

Psalm 24 Commentary: Let’s open our Bibles to Psalm 24. Psalm 24 Commentary: Background The key to understanding Psalm 24 is to recognize why it was written. David wrote this psalm for a special occasion. Let’s turn our attention to the end of this psalm to discover why Psalm 24 was written. Verse 7 says, […]

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Psalm 23 6 Commentary

Psalm 23 6 Commentary: Finally at the end of Psalm 23 David ends the psalm with a note of thankful contentment in verse 6. 6 Surely [your…] goodness and [mercy/lovingkindness/faithfulness] [shall follow/will pursue] me all the days of my life: and I will [dwell/live] in the house of the LORD for [ever/the rest of my […]

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Psalm 23 5 Message

Psalm 23 5 Message: In our Psalm 23 4 Commentary article we heard about God protecting us from enemies. And those enemies that are beaten back by the shepherd’s staff sometimes are forced to watch as the shepherd lavishes us with goodness, according to verse 5 of Psalm 23. 5 Thou preparest a [table/feast] before me […]

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Psalm 23 4 Commentary

Psalm 23 4 Commentary: Despite our Shepherd’s leading us down the right paths (as we studied in our Psalm 23 3 Commentary article) that doesn’t mean a total absence of fear-inducing realities, as verse 4 of Psalm 23 admits. 4 [Yea,/Even] [though/when] I [must…] walk through the [valley of the shadow of death/darkest valley], I will fear no […]

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Psalm 23 3 Commentary

Psalm 23 3 Commentary
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Psalm 23 3 Commentary: The food and drink and peace that the Lord gives according to what we learned in our Psalm 23 2 Meaning article leads to what we see here in the third verse of Psalm 23. 3 He restoreth my [soul/strength]: he [leadeth/guides] me [in/down] the [paths of righteousness/right paths] for his [name’s/reputation’s] sake. […]

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Psalm 23 2 Meaning

Psalm 23 2 Meaning: Psalm 23:1 establishes the theme of the psalm which is God’s Pastoral Provisions. And now through the rest of this psalm David leads us through several areas of life where this rings true – where God’s Pastoral Provisions appear in the life of a believer. Let’s see this in verse 2. 2 […]