A song ·for going up to worship [of ascents; C perhaps sung while traveling to Jerusalem to celebrate an annual religious festival like Passover].
132 Lord, remember David and all his ·suffering [afflictions]. 2 He ·made an oath [swore] to the Lord, a ·promise [vow] to the Mighty God of Jacob [Gen. 49:24]. 3 He said, “I will not ·go home to my house [L enter into the tent of my house], or ·lie down on my bed [L go up to the couch of my bed], 4 or ·close [L give sleep to] my eyes, or ·let myself sleep [L slumber to my pupils] 5 until I find a place for the Lord. I want to provide a home for the Mighty God of Jacob [Gen. 49:24].”
6 We heard about it [C the Ark] in ·Bethlehem [L Ephrathah]. We found it in the fields of Jearim [C Kiriath Jearim; 1 Sam 6:21—7:2]. 7 Let’s go to ·the Lord’s house [L his dwelling]. Let’s worship at his footstool [C the Ark]. 8 Rise, Lord, and come to your resting place; come with the Ark that shows your strength. 9 May your priests ·do what is right [L be clothed with righteousness]. May your ·people [saints; loyal ones] sing for joy.
10 For the sake of your servant David, do not ·reject [L turn from the face of] your ·appointed [anointed] king. 11 The Lord ·made a promise [swore] to David, a sure promise that he will not take back [2 Sam. 7:12–16, 28]. He promised, “I will ·make one of your descendants rule as king after you [L set on your throne from the fruit of your womb; Acts 2:30]. 12 If your sons ·keep [observe; guard] my ·agreement [covenant; treaty] and the ·rules [decrees; testimonies] that I teach them, then their sons after them will ·rule [L sit] on your throne forever and ever.”
13 The Lord has chosen ·Jerusalem [L Zion; C the location of the Temple]; he ·wants [desires] it for his home. 14 He says, “This is my resting place forever. Here is where I ·want to stay [L will sit/reside because I desire it]. 15 I will bless her with ·plenty [provisions]; I will ·fill [satisfy] her poor with ·food [bread]. 16 I will ·cover [L clothe] her priests with ·salvation [victory], and ·those who worship me [L her saints/loyal ones] will really sing for joy.
17 “I will ·make a king come from the family of [L cause a horn to sprout up for; C an animal’s horn symbolizes strength] David [Luke 1:69–70]. I will ·provide my appointed one descendants to rule after him [L prepare a lamp for my anointed king; 2 Sam. 21:17]. 18 I will ·cover [L clothe] his enemies with shame, but his crown will shine.”
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