The Message

Psalm 24

A David Psalm

11-2 God claims Earth and everything in it,
    God claims World and all who live on it.
He built it on Ocean foundations,
    laid it out on River girders.

3-4 Who can climb Mount God?
    Who can scale the holy north-face?
Only the clean-handed,
    only the pure-hearted;
Men who won’t cheat,
    women who won’t seduce.

5-6 God is at their side;
    with God’s help they make it.
This, Jacob, is what happens
    to God-seekers, God-questers.

Wake up, you sleepyhead city!
Wake up, you sleepyhead people!
    King-Glory is ready to enter.

Who is this King-Glory?
    God, armed
    and battle-ready.

Wake up, you sleepyhead city!
Wake up, you sleepyhead people!
    King-Glory is ready to enter.

10 Who is this King-Glory?
    God-of-the-Angel-Armies:
    he is King-Glory.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 24

Psalm 24

A psalm of David.

The earth belongs to the Lord. And so does everything in it.
    The world belongs to him. And so do all those who live in it.
He set it firmly on the oceans.
    He made it secure on the waters.

Who can go up to the temple on the mountain of the Lord?
    Who can stand in his holy place?
Anyone who has clean hands and a pure heart.
    Anyone who does not trust in the statue of a god.
    Anyone who doesn’t use the name of that god when he makes a promise.
People like that will receive the Lord’s blessing.
    When God their Savior hands down his sentence, it will be in their favor.
The people who look to God are like that.
    God of Jacob, they look to you.

Open wide, you gates.
    Open up, you ancient doors.
    Then the King of glory will come in.
Who is the King of glory?
    The Lord, who is strong and mighty.
    The Lord, who is mighty in battle.
Open wide, you gates.
    Open wide, you ancient doors.
    Then the King of glory will come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
    The Lord who rules over all.
    He is the King of glory.