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Psalms 24:9

    Psalms 24:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Lift up your heads, O you gates; even lift them up, you everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Lift up your heads, O ye gates; Yea, lift them up, ye everlasting doors: And the King of glory will come in.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let your heads be lifted up, O doors; let them be lifted up, O you eternal doors: that the King of glory may come in.

    Webster's Revision

    Lift up your heads, O ye gates; Yea, lift them up, ye everlasting doors: And the King of glory will come in.

    World English Bible

    Lift up your heads, you gates; yes, lift them up, you everlasting doors, and the King of glory will come in.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Lift up your heads, O ye gates; yea, lift them up, ye everlasting doors: and the King of glory shall come in.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 24:9

    Lift up your heads ... - The repetition here is designed to give force and emphasis to what is uttered. The response in Psalm 24:5 is slightly varied from the response in Psalm 24:8; but the same general sentiment is expressed. The design is to announce in a solemn manner that the symbol of the divine presence and majesty was about to be introduced into the place of its permanent abode, and that this was an event worthy to be celebrated; that even the gates of the city should voluntarily open themselves to admit the great and glorious King who was to reign there forever.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 24:9

    24:9 Lift up - The same verse is repeated again, to awaken the dulness of mankind, who are so hardly brought to a serious preparation for such solemnities; and to signify the great importance of the matter, contained under these expressions.