Psalms 132

Psalm 1321

A song of ascents.2

132:1 O Lord, for David’s sake remember

all his strenuous effort,3

132:2 and how he made a vow to the Lord,

and swore an oath to the powerful ruler of Jacob.4

132:3 He said,5 “I will not enter my own home,6

or get into my bed.7

132:4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep,

or my eyelids to slumber,

132:5 until I find a place for the Lord,

a fine dwelling place8 for the powerful ruler of Jacob.”9

132:6 Look, we heard about it10 in Ephrathah,11

we found it in the territory of Jaar.12

132:7 Let us go to his dwelling place!

Let us worship13 before his footstool!

132:8 Ascend, O Lord, to your resting place,

you and the ark of your strength!

132:9 May your priests be clothed with integrity!14

May your loyal followers shout for joy!

132:10 For the sake of David, your servant,

do not reject your chosen king!15

132:11 The Lord made a reliable promise to David;16

he will not go back on his word.17

He said,18 “I will place one of your descendants19 on your throne.

132:12 If your sons keep my covenant

and the rules I teach them,

their sons will also sit on your throne forever.”

132:13 Certainly20 the Lord has chosen Zion;

he decided to make it his home.21

132:14 He said,22 “This will be my resting place forever;

I will live here, for I have chosen it.23

132:15 I will abundantly supply what she needs;24

I will give her poor all the food they need.25

132:16 I will protect her priests,26

and her godly people will shout exuberantly.27

132:17 There I will make David strong;28

I have determined that my chosen king’s dynasty will continue.29

132:18 I will humiliate his enemies,30

and his crown will shine.

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