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Psalm 132 The Passion Translation (TPT)

David’s Dynasty

132 A song of the stairway
Lord, please don’t forget all the hardships
David had to pass through.
And how he promised you, Jacob’s mighty God, saying,
“I will not cross the threshold of my own home
to sleep in my own bed.
I will not sleep or slumber,
nor even take time to close my eyes in rest,
until I find a place for you to dwell, O mighty God of Jacob.
I devote myself to finding a resting place for you!”[a]
First we heard that the ark was at Bethlehem.[b]
Then we found it in the forest of Kiriath-Jearim.
Let’s go into God’s dwelling place
and bow down and worship before him.
Arise, O Lord, and enter your resting place,
both you and the ark of your glorious strength!
May your priests wear the robes of righteousness,
and let all your godly lovers sing for joy!
10 Don’t forsake your anointed king now,
but honor your servant David.
11 For you gave your word and promised David
in an unbreakable oath that one of his sons
would be sitting on the throne to succeed him as king.
12 You also promised that if David’s sons
would be faithful to keep their promise to follow you,
obeying the words you spoke to them,
then David’s dynasty would never end.
13 Lord, you have chosen Zion as your dwelling place,
for your pleasure is fulfilled in making it your home.
14 I hear you say, “I will make this place my eternal dwelling,
for I have loved and desired it as my very own!
15 I will make Zion prosper and
satisfy her poor with my provision.
16 I will cover my priests with salvation’s power,
and all my godly lovers will shout for joy!
17 I will increase the anointing that was upon David,
and my glistening glory will rest upon my chosen ones.
18 But David’s enemies will be covered with shame,
while on them I will make holiness bloom!”[c]


  1. Psalm 132:5 Historically, this refers to David wanting to bring the ark of glory back to Jerusalem.
  2. Psalm 132:6 Although the Hebrew text does not have the word ark but simply it, this translation supplies the word ark from its reference in verse 8. For the sake of understanding the text, this translation has substituted Ephrathah for Bethlehem (Ephrathah was the ancient name for Bethlehem) and Jaar for Kiriath-Jearim (“the fields of Jaar” was a variant form for Kiriath-Jearim, which means “the city of forests”).
  3. Psalm 132:18 As translated from the Septuagint. The Hebrew reads “His crown will sparkle and gleam.”
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