A Song of Ascents.
1O Lord, remember David
and all his afflictions,
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 how he swore unto the Lord,
and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob:
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 “I will not come into my house,
nor go up to my bed;
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 I will not give sleep to my eyes,
or slumber to my eyelids,
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 until I find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling for the mighty God of Jacob.”
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 We heard of it in Ephrathah;
we found it in the fields of Jaar.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 “We will go to His dwelling place,
we will worship at His footstool.”
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 Arise, O Lord, go to Your resting place,
You and the ark of Your strength.
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness,
and let Your godly ones shout for joy.
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 For Your servant David’s sake,
do not turn away Your anointed king.
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 The Lord has sworn with a sure oath to David
that He will not turn from it:
“From the fruit of your body
I will set a son on your throne.
12If your children will keep My covenant
and My testimonies that I shall teach them,
then their children shall also sit
upon your throne forever.”
13For the Lord has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His dwelling:
14“This is My resting place forever;
here I will dwell, for I have chosen it.
15I will abundantly bless her provisions;
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16I will also clothe her priests with salvation,
and her godly ones shall shout for joy.
17“There I will make a horn sprout for David;
I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one.
18His enemies I will clothe with shame,
but on him his crown will shine.”