Psalms 132
David and Zion Chosen
A song of ascents.
1Lord, remember David
and all the hardships he endured, # 2Sm 16:12
2and how he swore an oath to the Lord,
making a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: # Gn 49:24; Is 49:26; 60:16
3“I will not enter my house # Lit enter the tent of my house
or get into my bed, # Lit into the couch of my bed
4I will not allow my eyes to sleep
or my eyelids to slumber # Pr 6:4
5until I find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.” # 1Ch 22:7; Ac 7:46
6We heard of the ark in Ephrathah; # = Bethlehem # Gn 35:19; Ru 4:11; 1Sm 17:12; Mc 5:2
we found it in the fields of Jaar. # = Kiriath-jearim # 1Sm 7:1
7Let us go to His dwelling place;
let us worship at His footstool. # 1Ch 28:2; Ps 99:5
8Rise up, Lord, come to Your resting place,
You and Your powerful ark. # 2Ch 6:41; Ps 68:1; 78:61
9May Your priests be clothed with righteousness,
and may Your godly people shout for joy. # Jb 29:14; Ps 149:5
10Because of Your servant David,
do not reject Your anointed one. # = the king # 2Ch 6:42
11The Lord swore an oath to David,
a promise He will not abandon:
“I will set one of your descendants # Lit set the fruit of your womb
on your throne. # 2Sm 7:12-16; Ps 89:3; Ac 2:30
12If your sons keep My covenant
and My decrees that I will teach them,
their sons will also sit on your throne forever.” # 1Kg 8:25; Lk 1:32
13For the Lord has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His home: # Ps 68:16; 78:68
14“This is My resting place forever;
I will make My home here
because I have desired it. # Mt 23:21
15I will abundantly bless its food;
I will satisfy its needy with bread. # Ps 107:9; 147:14
16I will clothe its priests with salvation,
and its godly people will shout for joy. # 2Ch 6:41
17There I will make a horn grow for David; # 2Sm 23:5; Lk 1:69
I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one. # 1Kg 11:36
18I will clothe his enemies with shame, # Jb 8:22
but the crown he wears # Lit but on him his crown will be glorious.” # Ps 21:3

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