241 The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;
241 The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
241 The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,
241 God claims Earth and everything in it, God claims World and all who live on it.
241 A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein.
241 The earth is the Lord 's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 24:1
Commentary on Psalm 24:1-6
(Read Psalm 24:1-6)
We ourselves are not our own; our bodies, our souls, are not. Even those of the children of men are God's, who know him not, nor own their relation to him. A soul that knows and considers its own nature, and that it must live for ever, when it has viewed the earth and the fulness thereof, will sit down unsatisfied. It will think of ascending toward God, and will ask, What shall I do, that I may abide in that happy, holy place, where he makes his people holy and happy? We make nothing of religion, if we do not make heart-work of it. We can only be cleansed from our sins, and renewed unto holiness, by the blood of Christ and the washing of the Holy Ghost. Thus we become his people; thus we receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of our salvation. God's peculiar people shall be made truly and for ever happy. Where God gives righteousness, he designs salvation. Those that are made meet for heaven, shall be brought safe to heaven, and will find what they have been seeking.