Psalm 24:9

9 Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

Read Psalm 24:9 Using Other Translations

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter.

What does Psalm 24:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 24:9

Lift up your heads, O ye gates even lift [them] up, ye
everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
(See Gill on Psalms 24:7). This is repeated on account of the backwardness and negligence of churches, and particular believers, to open and let Christ in; as may be seen in the case of the church in ( Song of Solomon 5:2 Song of Solomon 5:3 ) ; as well as the more to set forth the greatness and glory of Christ, about to make his entrance, and to command a proper awe and reverence of him: some think respect is had to the twofold coming of Christ; first into the second temple, and next at the last judgment; though rather the certainty of his coming, in a spiritual manner, to his church and people, is here designed.

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