The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 24:6
This [is] the generation of them that seek him…
persons above described are such, who in every age are the generation
of the children of God, and are accounted by him for a generation; they
are such that seek him, in the first place, with their whole hearts,
and in Christ, where they find him;
that seek thy face, O Jacob.
By the "face" of God is meant the favour
of God, the discoveries of his love, the light of his countenance, than
which nothing is more desirable to gracious souls, or more sought after
by them; and by Jacob is meant the God of Jacob; and so Apollinarius
has it in his metaphrase; see (Psalms 10:1) ; unless Christ should be
intended, one of whose names is Israel, (Isaiah 49:3) ; or the words may be
supplied, as they are by some Jewish writers F13, "this is Jacob"; or
the persons before described are the seed of Jacob, and who are called
by his name: and it may be observed, that the church of God often bears
the same name, (Isaiah 43:1) (44:1,5) ; and then the sense is, the persons
whose characters are given above are fit to ascend, and stand in the
holy hill of God, are Israelites indeed, in whom there is no guile.
Selah; on this word, (See Gill on 3:2).
F13 Aben Ezra, Kimchi, & Ben Melech in loc.