A Song of degrees.
1Jehovah, remember for David all his affliction; 2How he swore unto Jehovah, vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob: 3I will not come into the tent of my house, I will not go up to the couch of my bed; 4I will not give sleep to mine eyes, slumber to mine eyelids, 5Until I find out a place for Jehovah, habitations for the Mighty One of Jacob. ... 6Behold, we heard of it at Ephratah, we found it in the fields of the wood. 7Let us go into his habitations, let us worship at his footstool. 8Arise, Jehovah, into thy rest, thou and the ark of thy strength. 9Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, and let thy saints shout for joy. 10For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thine anointed.
11Jehovah hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it: Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne; 12If thy children keep my covenant, and my testimonies which I will teach them, their children also for evermore shall sit upon thy throne. 13For Jehovah hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his dwelling: 14This is my rest for ever; here will I dwell, for I have desired it. 15I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her needy ones with bread; 16And I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. 17There will I cause the horn of David to bud forth; I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. 18His enemies will I clothe with shame; but upon himself shall his crown flourish.