Compare Translations for Psalm 24:2

Psalm 24:2 ASV
For he hath founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the floods.
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Psalm 24:2 BBE
For by him it was based on the seas, and made strong on the deep rivers.
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Psalm 24:2 CEB
Because God is the one who established it on the seas; God set it firmly on the waters.
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Psalm 24:2 CJB
for he set its foundations on the seas and established it on the rivers.
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Psalm 24:2 RHE
(23-2) For he hath founded it upon the seas; and hath prepared it upon the rivers.
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Psalm 24:2 ESV
for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
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Psalm 24:2 GW
He laid its foundation on the seas and set it firmly on the rivers.
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Psalm 24:2 GNT
He built it on the deep waters beneath the earth and laid its foundations in the ocean depths.
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Psalm 24:2 HNV
For he has founded it on the seas, And established it on the floods.
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Psalm 24:2 CSB
for He laid its foundation on the seas and established it on the rivers.
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Psalm 24:2 KJV
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
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Psalm 24:2 LEB
because he has founded it on [the] seas, and has established it on [the] rivers.
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Psalm 24:2 NAS
For He has founded it upon the seas And established it upon the rivers.
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Psalm 24:2 NCV
He built it on the waters and set it on the rivers.
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Psalm 24:2 NIRV
He set it firmly on the oceans. He made it secure on the waters.
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Psalm 24:2 NIV
for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.
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Psalm 24:2 NKJV
For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters.
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Psalm 24:2 NLT
For he laid the earth's foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.
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Psalm 24:2 NRS
for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.
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Psalm 24:2 RSV
for he has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers.
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Psalm 24:2 DBY
For it was he that founded it upon seas, and established it upon floods.
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Psalm 24:2 MSG
He built it on Ocean foundations, laid it out on River girders.
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Psalm 24:2 WBT
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
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Psalm 24:2 TMB
For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
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Psalm 24:2 TNIV
for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.
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Psalm 24:2 WEB
For he has founded it on the seas, And established it on the floods.
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Psalm 24:2 WYC
For he founded it on the seas; and made it ready on floods. (For he founded it upon the seas; and established it upon the depths below.)
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Psalm 24:2 YLT
For He on the seas hath founded it, And on the floods He doth establish it.
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Psalms 24 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 24

Concerning the kingdom of Christ, and the subjects of that kingdom. (1-6) Concerning the King of that kingdom. (7-10)

Verses 1-6 We ourselves are not our own; our bodies, our souls, are not. Even those of the children of men are God's, who know him not, nor own their relation to him. A soul that knows and considers its own nature, and that it must live for ever, when it has viewed the earth and the fulness thereof, will sit down unsatisfied. It will think of ascending toward God, and will ask, What shall I do, that I may abide in that happy, holy place, where he makes his people holy and happy? We make nothing of religion, if we do not make heart-work of it. We can only be cleansed from our sins, and renewed unto holiness, by the blood of Christ and the washing of the Holy Ghost. Thus we become his people; thus we receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of our salvation. God's peculiar people shall be made truly and for ever happy. Where God gives righteousness, he designs salvation. Those that are made meet for heaven, shall be brought safe to heaven, and will find what they have been seeking.

Verses 7-10 The splendid entry here described, refers to the solemn bringing in of the ark into the tent David pitched for it, or the temple Solomon built for it. We may also apply it to the ascension of Christ into heaven, and the welcome given to him there. Our Redeemer found the gates of heaven shut, but having by his blood made atonement for sin, as one having authority, he demanded entrance. The angels were to worship him, ( Hebrews 1:6 ) : they ask with wonder, Who is he? It is answered, that he is strong and mighty; mighty in battle to save his people, and to subdue his and their enemies. We may apply it to Christ's entrance into the souls of men by his word and Spirit, that they may be his temples. Behold, he stands at the door, and knocks, ( Revelation 3:20 ) . The gates and doors of the heart are to be opened to him, as possession is delivered to the rightful owner. We may apply it to his second coming with glorious power. Lord, open the everlasting door of our souls by thy grace, that we may now receive thee, and be wholly thine; and that, at length, we may be numbered with thy saints in glory.

Psalms 24 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 24

Psalms 24:1-10 . God's supreme sovereignty requires a befitting holiness of life and heart in His worshippers; a sentiment sublimely illustrated by describing His entrance into the sanctuary, by the symbol of His worship--the ark, as requiring the most profound homage to the glory of His Majesty.

1. fulness--everything.
world--the habitable globe, with
they that dwell--forming a parallel expression to the first clause.

2. Poetically represents the facts of Genesis 1:9 .

3, 4. The form of a question gives vivacity. Hands, tongue, and heart are organs of action, speech, and feeling, which compose character.
hill of the Lord--(compare Psalms 2:6 , &c.). His Church--the true or invisible, as typified by the earthly sanctuary.

4. lifted up his soul--is to set the affections ( Psalms 25:1 ) on an object; here,
vanity--or, any false thing, of which swearing falsely, or to falsehood, is a specification.

5. righteousness--the rewards which God bestows on His people, or the grace to secure those rewards as well as the result.

6. Jacob--By "Jacob," we may understand God's people (compare Isaiah 43:22 , 44:2 , &c.), corresponding to "the generation," as if he had said, "those who seek Thy face are Thy chosen people."

7-10. The entrance of the ark, with the attending procession, into the holy sanctuary is pictured to us. The repetition of the terms gives emphasis.

10. Lord of hosts--or fully, Lord God of hosts ( Hosea 12:5 , Amos 4:13 ), describes God by a title indicative of supremacy over all creatures, and especially the heavenly armies ( Joshua 5:14 , 1 Kings 22:19 ). Whether, as some think, the actual enlargement of the ancient gates of Jerusalem be the basis of the figure, the effect of the whole is to impress us with a conception of the matchless majesty of God.