1 A Psalm of David. The earth is Hashem’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
l’-da-VID miz-MOR la-do-NAI ha-A-retz um-lo-AH tay-VAYL v’-yo-sh’-VAY vah
א לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר לַיהוָה הָאָרֶץ וּמְלוֹאָהּ תֵּבֵל וְיֹשְׁבֵי בָהּ.
24:1 The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof
As King David says in this verse, “The earth is the LORD’S, and the fullness thereof.” Just as the creator of a piece of art is the owner of his masterpiece, God, as creator, is the owner of the entire world. Only a creator can see the full potential of his creation, has a vision for its destiny and decides with whom to share it. Such is God’s relationship with the world. He built it with a vision and shared it with mankind. And as is mentioned over and over in the Bible, He chose to share the Land of Israel with the Jewish people.
2 For He hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
ב כִּי הוּא עַל יַמִּים יְסָדָהּ וְעַל נְהָרוֹת יְכוֹנְנֶהָ.
3 Who shall ascend into the mountain of Hashem? and who shall stand in His holy place?
ג מִי יַעֲלֶה בְהַר יְהוָה וּמִי יָקוּם בִּמְקוֹם קָדְשׁוֹ.
4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not taken My name in vain, and hath not sworn deceitfully.
ד נְקִי כַפַּיִםוּבַר לֵבָב אֲשֶׁר לֹא נָשָׂא לַשָּׁוְא נַפְשִׁי וְלֹא נִשְׁבַּע לְמִרְמָה.
5 He shall receive a blessing from Hashem, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
ה יִשָּׂא בְרָכָה מֵאֵת יְהוָה וּצְדָקָה מֵאֱלֹהֵי יִשְׁעוֹ.
6 Such is the generation of them that seek after Him, that seek Thy face, even Jacob. Selah
ו זֶה דּוֹר דֹּרְשָׁו מְבַקְשֵׁי פָנֶיךָ יַעֲקֹב סֶלָה.
7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; that the King of glory may come in.
ז שְׂאוּ שְׁעָרִים רָאשֵׁיכֶם וְהִנָּשְׂאוּ פִּתְחֵי עוֹלָם וְיָבוֹא מֶלֶךְ הַכָּבוֹד.
8 ‘Who is the King of glory?’ ‘Hashem strong and mighty, Hashem mighty in battle.’
ח מִי זֶה מֶלֶךְ הַכָּבוֹד יְהוָה עִזּוּז וְגִבּוֹר יְהוָה גִּבּוֹר מִלְחָמָה.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, yea, lift them up, ye everlasting doors; that the King of glory may come in.
ט שְׂאוּ שְׁעָרִים רָאשֵׁיכֶם וּשְׂאוּ פִּתְחֵי עוֹלָם וְיָבֹא מֶלֶךְ הַכָּבוֹד.
10 ‘Who then is the King of glory?’ ‘Hashem of hosts; He is the King of glory.’ Selah
י מִי הוּא זֶה מֶלֶךְ הַכָּבוֹד יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת הוּא מֶלֶךְ הַכָּבוֹד סֶלָה.