Yahweh Dwells in Zion
A song of ascents.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
1O Yahweh, remember with regard to David
all his affliction.#Hebrew “his being afflicted”
2How he swore to Yahweh,
he vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3“I will not enter into the tent of my house,
I will not go up to the couch of my bed,
4I will give no sleep to my eyes,
no slumber to my eyelids,
5until I find a place for Yahweh,
a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
6Look, we heard of it in Ephrathah;
we found her in the fields of Jaar.#Or “the fields of the woods”
7Let us go to his dwelling places;#That is, the temple
Let us worship at his footstool.
8Arise, O Yahweh, to your resting place,
you and your mighty ark.
9Let your priests clothe themselves with righteousness,
and let your faithful sing for joy.
10For the sake of your servant David,
do not turn away the face of your anointed one.
11Yahweh swore in truth to David;
he will not turn back from it.
“One from the fruit of your body#Literally “belly”
I will set on your throne.
12If your sons will heed my covenant
and my testimonies that I will teach them,
their sons also forever
will sit on your throne.”
13For Yahweh has chosen Zion;
he has desired it for his habitation.
14“This is my resting place forever;
here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
15I will bless its provisions abundantly;
I will satisfy its poor with bread.
16I will also clothe its priests with salvation,
and its faithful will shout exuberantly for joy.
17There I will cause a horn to grow for David;
I will set a lamp for my anointed one.
18I will clothe his enemies with shame,
but on him his crown will flourish.”#Or “shine”