Psalms Chapter 132 |
1A song of ascents.
O Lord, remember in David’s favor
his extreme self-denial,
2how he swore to the Lord,
vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,
3“I will not enter my house,
nor will I mount my bed,
4I will not give sleep to my eyes,
or slumber to my eyelids
5until I find a place for the Lord,
an abode for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
6We heard it was in Ephrath;
we came upon it in the region of Jaar.
7Let us enter His abode,
bow at His footstool.
8Advance, O Lord, to Your resting-place,
You and Your mighty Ark!
9Your priests are clothed in triumph;
Your loyal ones sing for joy.
10For the sake of Your servant David
do not reject Your anointed one.
11The Lord swore to David
a firm oath that He will not renounce,
“One of your own issue I will set upon your throne.
12If your sons keep My covenant
and My decrees that I teach them,
then their sons also,
to the end of time,
shall sit upon your throne.”
13For the Lord has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His seat.
14“This is my resting-place for all time;
here I will dwell, for I desire it.
15I will amply bless its store of food,
give its needy their fill of bread.
16I will clothe its priests in victory,
its loyal ones shall sing for joy.
17There I will make a horn sprout for David;
I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one.
18I will clothe his enemies in disgrace,
while on him his crown shall sparkle.”