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Promise of Ben-David

Psalm 132

A Song of Ascents.
Adonai, remember David,
all his afflictions,
and how he swore to Adonai,
vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
“I will not enter the tent of my house
    nor lie on my bed,
nor will I will give sleep to my eyes,
    nor slumber to my eyelids,
till I find a place for Adonai,
    a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Behold, we heard of it in Ephratha,
we found it in the fields of Joar.
Let us go into His dwelling place,
let us bow at His footstool.
Arise, Adonai, to Your resting place—
You, and the Ark of Your might.
Let Your kohanim wear righteousness,
and let Your godly ones sing for joy.
10 For Your servant David’s sake
do not turn away the face of Your anointed.[a]

11 Adonai has sworn to David
a true promise He will not revoke:
“From the fruit of your body
I will set one upon your throne—[b]
12 if your children keep My covenant
and My law that I will teach them,
then their sons will sit on your throne forever.”

13 For Adonai has chosen Zion,
He has desired it for His dwelling:
14 “This is My resting place forever.
Here I dwell, for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her food.
I will satisfy her needy ones with bread.
16 I will clothe her kohanim with salvation,
and her godly ones will sing aloud for joy.
17 There will I make a horn spring up for David,[c]
I have set up a lamp for My anointed.
18 His enemies I will clothe with shame,
but upon himself his crown will shine.”


  1. Psalm 132:10 Or, Messiah.
  2. Psalm 132:11 cf. Acts 2:29-35.
  3. Psalm 132:17 cf. Luke 1:69.