1A song of ascents:
Adonai, remember in David’s favor
all the hardships he endured,
2how he swore to Adonai,
vowed to the Mighty One of Ya‘akov,
3“I will not enter the house where I live
or get into my bed,
4I will not allow myself to sleep
or even close my eyes,
5until I find a place for Adonai,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Ya‘akov.”
6We heard about it in Efrat,
we found it in the Fields of Ya‘ar.
7Let’s go into his dwelling
and prostrate ourselves at his footstool.
8Go up, Adonai, to your resting-place,
you and the ark through which you give strength.
9May your cohanim be clothed with righteousness;
may those loyal to you shout for joy.
10For the sake of your servant David,
don’t turn away the face of your anointed one.
11Adonai swore an oath to David,
an oath he will not break:
“One of the sons from your own body
I will set on your throne.
12If your sons keep my covenant
and my instruction, which I will teach them,
then their descendants too, forever,
will sit on your throne.”
13For Adonai has chosen Tziyon,
he has wanted it as his home.
14“This is my resting-place forever,
I will live here because I so much want to.
15I will bless it with plenty of meat,
I will give its poor their fill of food.
16Its cohanim I will clothe with salvation,
and its faithful will shout for joy.
17I will make a king sprout there from David’s line
and prepare a lamp for my anointed one.
18His enemies I will clothe with shame,
but on him there will be a shining crown.”