X C1 1,2. Right to the earth. D1 3. Question. Who...? E1 4-6. Answer. Selah. C2 7. His own right. Right to millennial temple. D2 8-. Question. Who...? " E2 -8. Answer. " C3 9. His right with His People. " D3 10-. Question. Who...? " E3 -10. Answer.
(Relates to the entrance of the Ark into Zion typifying the coming glory of Heb. 1:6. Cp. 2 Sam. 6:2. 1 Chron. 15:25. Ps 68 relates to the setting out of the procession. Ps. 24 to the entrance up to Zion. Ps. 87 to the joy of the entrance with dancings and shoutings. Ps. 105, for subsequent celebrations of the events.)
1 The earth (as created) is the LORD's (the emphasis is on Yahaveh = Yahaveh's is the earth), and all that fits it thereof; (Quoted in 1 Cor. 10:26)
The world (as inhabited), and they that dwell therein.
2 For He has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the floods. (Cp. 2 Pet. 3:5. Ps. 136:6. Gen. 1:1)
3 Who shall ascend into the mountain (of Zion, south of Moriah. 7 times so called) of the LORD?
Or who shall rise up in His holy place?
4 He that has clean hands (cp. Ps 15 and Ex. 20:13-16), and a pure heart;
Who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD,
Even righteousness (the gift received from Yahaveh) from the God (Elohim) of his salvation.
6 Such (i.e. not a "new cart" [2 Sam. 6:3], but the Koathites. See Num. 7:9; 4:2;15. Deut. 10:8; 31:9;&c; and cp. 2 Sam. 9:13. 1 Chron. 15:2) is the class of them (here, the Kohathites. Cp. 22:30) that seek Him,
That seek Your face, O Jacob (see Gen. 32:28; 43:6; 45:26,28). Selah. (Connecting the 1st triad with the Ark of Yehovah: transferring our thoughts from the general claim to the particular making of the claim by this event.)
7 Lift up your heads, O you gates;
And be you lift up, you age-abiding entrances (the tabernacle [or tent] of David, on Mount Zion, was not ancient. This looks forward to the fulfillment of prophecy in times yet to come);
And the Glorious King shall come in. (The repeated question points us both to 22:6 ["a worm, and no man"] and to 23:1 [The Shepherd])
8 Who is this King of glory?
The LORD strong and mighty,
The LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O you gates;
Even lift them up, you age-abiding entrances;
And the Glorious King shall come in.
10 Who then, is He, this Glorious?
The LORD of hosts,
He is the Glorious King. Selah. (Connecting Ps. 25 with Ps. 24. Ps. 24 referring to Zion, the new place of worship, and Ps. 25 referring to worship itself, which was to be and could henceforward be offered there. Ps. 24 corresponds with 1 Chron. 15, and Ps. 25 with 1 Chron. 16, which together gives a full description of the worship. Ps. 25 is further emphasized by being an Acrostic Psalm, in which the worthiness of Yahaveh and the unworthiness of His worshipers stand out in vivid contrast.)