The Meaning of Psalms 24:10 Explained

Psalms 24:10

KJV: Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

YLT: Who is He -- this 'king of glory?' Jehovah of hosts -- He is the king of glory! Selah.

Darby: Who is he, this King of glory? Jehovah of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

ASV: Who is this King of glory? Jehovah of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah

What does Psalms 24:10 Mean?

Context Summary

Psalm 24:1-10 - Entering Jehovah's Holy Place
Psalms 22:1-31 tells of the cross; Psalms 23:1-6 of the crook; Psalms 24:1-10 of the crown. This great choral hymn was evidently composed to celebrate the removal of the Ark from the house of Obed-edom to Mount Zion, 2 Samuel 6:1-23. It was conducted with music and song to its resting-place, and this psalm was the marching song of the priests, 1 Chronicles 15:2-27.
Psalms 24:1-2 were sung by the whole festal crowd; Psalms 24:3 by a soloist; Psalms 24:4-5 by the choir; and Psalms 24:6 by the entire congregation. What a sublime challenge on the part of the approaching host is contained in Psalms 24:7, to be answered by a company from within the gates in Psalms 24:8! To this again the vast shout of the multitude gives reply in Psalms 24:9.
This magnificent ode reached its perfect accomplishment when the mighty Victor over hell and the grave arose on high and sat down at the Father's right hand. Oh, let the gates of your heart open wide to admit Him! [source]

Chapter Summary: Psalm 24

1  God's Lordship in the world
3  The citizens of his spiritual kingdom
7  An exhortation to receive him

What do the individual words in Psalms 24:10 mean?

Who is this King of glory Yahweh of hosts He [is] of the glory Selah
מִ֤י ה֣וּא זֶה֮ מֶ֤לֶךְ ؟ הַכָּ֫ב֥וֹד יְהוָ֥ה צְבָא֑וֹת ה֤וּא הַכָּב֣וֹד סֶֽלָה

זֶה֮  this 
Parse: Pronoun, masculine singular
Root: זֶה  
Sense: this, this one, here, which, this … that, the one … the other, another, such.
מֶ֤לֶךְ  King 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: מֶלֶךְ 
Sense: king.
؟ הַכָּ֫ב֥וֹד  of  glory 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: כָּבֹוד  
Sense: glory, honour, glorious, abundance.
יְהוָ֥ה  Yahweh 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יהוה 
Sense: the proper name of the one true God.
צְבָא֑וֹת  of  hosts 
Parse: Noun, common plural
Root: צָבָא 
Sense: that which goes forth, army, war, warfare, host.
ה֤וּא  He  [is] 
Parse: Pronoun, third person masculine singular
Root: הוּא 
Sense: he, she, it.
הַכָּב֣וֹד  of  the  glory 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: כָּבֹוד  
Sense: glory, honour, glorious, abundance.
סֶֽלָה  Selah 
Parse: Interjection
Root: סֶלָה  
Sense: to lift up, exalt.