Psalms - Chapter 132

1

A song of ascents. O LORD, remember David and all the hardships he endured.


2

He swore an oath to the LORD and made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:


3

"I will not enter my house or go to my bed--


4

I will allow no sleep to my eyes, no slumber to my eyelids,


5

till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."


6

We heard it in Ephrathah, we came upon it in the fields of Jaar:


7

"Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool--


8

arise, O LORD, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.


9

May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy."


10

For the sake of David your servant, do not reject your anointed one.


11

The LORD swore an oath to David, a sure oath that he will not revoke: "One of your own descendants I will place on your throne--


12

if your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever."


13

For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling:


14

"This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it--


15

I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.


16

I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.


17

"Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one.


18

I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown on his head will be resplendent."