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Psalm 131-133 Common English Bible (CEB)

Psalm 131

A pilgrimage song. Of David.

131 Lord, my heart isn’t proud;
        my eyes aren’t conceited.
    I don’t get involved with things too great or wonderful for me.
No. But I have calmed and quieted myself[a]
    like a weaned child on its mother;
    I’m like the weaned child that is with me.

Israel, wait for the Lord
    from now until forever from now!

Psalm 132

A pilgrimage song.

132 Lord, remember David—
    all the ways he suffered
    and how he swore to the Lord,
        how he promised the strong one of Jacob:
    “I won’t enter my house,
    won’t get into my bed.
    I won’t let my eyes close,
    won’t let my eyelids sleep,
        until I find a place for the Lord,
        a dwelling place for the strong one of Jacob.”

Yes, we heard about it in Ephrathah;
    we found it[b] in the fields of Jaar.
Let’s enter God’s dwelling place;
    let’s worship at the place God rests his feet!
Get up, Lord, go to your residence—
    you and your powerful covenant chest!
Let your priests be dressed in righteousness;
    let your faithful shout out with joy!
10 And for the sake of your servant David,
    do not reject your anointed one.

11 The Lord swore to David
    a true promise that God won’t take back:
        “I will put one of your own children on your throne.
12 And if your children keep my covenant
        and the laws that I will teach them,
    then their children too will rule on your throne forever.”
13 Because the Lord chose Zion;
    he wanted it for his home.
14 “This is my residence forever.
    I will live here because I wanted it for myself.[c]
15 I will most certainly bless its food supply;
    I will fill its needy full of food!
16 I will dress its priests in salvation,
    and its faithful will shout out loud with joy!
17 It is there that I will make David’s strength thrive.[d]
    I will prepare a lamp for my anointed one there.
18 I will dress his enemies in shame,
    but the crown he wears will shine.”

Psalm 133

A pilgrimage song. Of David.

133 Look at how good and pleasing it is
    when families[e] live together as one!
It is like expensive oil poured over the head,
    running down onto the beard—
        Aaron’s beard!—
    which extended over the collar of his robes.
It is like the dew on Mount Hermon
    streaming down onto the mountains of Zion,
    because it is there that the Lord has commanded the blessing:
        everlasting life.


  1. Psalm 131:2 Or my soul
  2. Psalm 132:6 It may refer to the covenant chest (132:8b).
  3. Psalm 132:14 Heb lacks for myself.
  4. Psalm 132:17 Or make a horn sprout
  5. Psalm 133:1 Or brothers (and sisters); the term often encompasses extended family relationships.
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