Psalm 24: The Joy of the Lord's Coming

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 133–134


Second Coming

Psalm 24 is about being with the Lord when He comes.

Understanding the Scriptures

Psalm 24

Fulness thereof (v. 1)Everything in it 
Ascend (v. 3)Go up 
Vanity (v. 4)Meaningless, temporary and not satisfying 
Sworn deceitfully (v. 4)Lied 

Psalm 24:6, 10—What Is “Selah”?

The Hebrew word translated selah in the psalms comes from a root word that means “to lift up” (see Bible Dictionary, “selah,” p. 771).

Studying the Scriptures

Do activities A–C as you study Psalm 24.

Activity A iconWhat Difference Does It Make?

Describe what difference you think it makes when a person really believes the truth expressed in Psalm 24:1.

Activity B Scripture Mastery iconScripture Mastery—Psalm 24:3–4

  1. 1.

    Make a list of what Psalm 24:4 says we must do to enter the Lord’s house and His presence. Describe in your own words each word or phrase you listed.

  2. 2.

    Read Doctrine and Covenants 97:15–17 and tell what the verses say about how we can be in the presence of the Lord. You may want to write the reference in the margin of your scriptures next to Psalm 24:3–4.

Activity C iconHelp from the Joseph Smith Translation

What important insights does the Joseph Smith Translation add to Psalm 24:7–10?