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Psalms 118:20

20 This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.

Psalms 118:20 in Other Translations

20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.
20 These gates lead to the presence of the LORD, and the godly enter there.
20 This Temple Gate belongs to God, so the victors can enter and praise.
20 This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous will enter through it.

Psalms 118:20 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 118:20

This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.
] This seems to be spoken by some other person or persons, distinct from David and the Messiah, pointing at some particular and principal gate, upon hearing the above word: by which is meant, not the gate of the house of the sanctuary of the Lord, as the Targum; but the Messiah himself, afterwards spoken of as the stone rejected by the builders, and made the head of the corner; who is the way of access to God; the door into the church or sheepfold; the strait gate that leads to eternal life; by which none but righteous persons enter into heaven; even such who are made righteous, through the imputation of his righteousness to them; see ( John 10:1 John 10:9 ) ( 14:4 ) ( Matthew 7:14 ) .

Psalms 118:20 In-Context

18 The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.
20 This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.
21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 122:1-2
  • 2. Psalms 15:1-2; Psalms 24:3-4; Psalms 24:7; Isaiah 35:8; Revelation 22:14
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