4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not set his mind on what is false, and who has not sworn deceitfully.5 He will receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.6 Such is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.Selah7 Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up, ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in.8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle.9 Lift up your heads, you gates! Rise up, ancient doors! Then the King of glory will come in.10 Who is He, this King of glory? The LORD of Hosts, He is the King of glory.Selah
God's Lordship In The World
This is one of the most majestic and stately hymns of the entire book of Psalms. The occasion has been associated with the Feast of Tabernacles, an annual New Year's festival, the dedication of the Temple, and the bringing of the ark to Jerusalem.
The emphasis of the first two verses is the sovereignty of God over the habitable earth and all creatures. The next four verses, 3-6 present the prerequisites to the worship of God, referenced by the question “Who may climb, who may stand?” Then the answer that only those who are pure in the hearts and deeds may come and worship.
Verses 7-10 describe the divine entrance of the God Almighty. The portals or tops of the entrance are too low for the Divine King to enter. The question is who is this king that is so magnificent that the normal entrances to the temple are too small for Him to enter? The answer comes back this is Jehovah Sabaoth, The Lord of Hosts (See Who Is God? - Jehovah Sabaoth - The Lord Of Hosts).