Bible: Psalm 132

Psalm 132 1 

132:1 A song of ascents. 2 

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 place 8  for the powerful ruler of Jacob.” 9 

132:6 Look, we heard about it 10  in Ephrathah, 11 

we found it in the territory of Jaar. 12 

132:7 Let us go to his dwelling place!

Let us worship 13  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 descendants 19  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 Certainly 20  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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