24:7 Look up, 1 you gates!
Rise up, 2 you eternal doors!
Then the majestic king 3 will enter! 4
24:8 Who is this majestic king? 5
The Lord who is strong and mighty!
The Lord who is mighty in battle!
1 tn Heb “lift up your heads.” The gates of the Lord’s dwelling place are here personified. The idiom “lift up the head” often means “be confident, bold” (see Judg 8:28; Job 10:15; Ps 83:2; Zech 1:21).
2 tn Heb “lift yourselves up.”
3 tn Or “king of glory.”
4 tn Following the imperatives of the preceding lines, the prefixed verbal form with vav (ו) conjunctive indicates purpose or result.
5 sn Who is this majestic king? Perhaps the personified gates/doors ask this question, in response to the command given in v. 7.