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Psalm 132

A song for going up to worship.

O Yahweh, remember David and all the hardships he endured.
Remember how he swore an oath to Yahweh
    and made this vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
        “I will not step inside my house,
get into my bed, shut my eyes, or close my eyelids
until I find a place for Yahweh,
    a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Now, we have heard about the ark of the promise being in Ephrathah.
    We have found it in Jaar.
Let’s go to his dwelling place.
    Let’s worship at his footstool.
O Yahweh, arise, and come to your resting place
    with the ark of your power.
Clothe your priests with righteousness.
    Let your godly ones sing with joy.
10 For the sake of your servant David,
    do not reject your anointed one.
11 Yahweh swore an oath to David.
    This is a truth he will not take back:
        “I will set one of your own descendants on your throne.
12 If your sons are faithful to my promise[a]
    and my written instructions that I will teach them,
        then their descendants will also sit on your throne forever.”

13 Yahweh has chosen Zion.
    He wants it for his home.
14 “This will be my resting place forever.
    Here I will sit enthroned because I want Zion.
15 I will certainly bless all that Zion needs.
    I will satisfy its needy people with food.
16 I will clothe its priests with salvation.
    Then its godly ones will sing joyfully.
17 There I will make a horn sprout up for David.
    I will prepare a lamp for my anointed one.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame,
    but the crown on my anointed one will shine.”

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 132:12 Or “covenant.”