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Psalm 132 Common English Bible (CEB)

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[a] 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.[b]
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.[c]
    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.”


  1. Psalm 132:6 It may refer to the covenant chest (132:8b).
  2. Psalm 132:14 Heb lacks for myself.
  3. Psalm 132:17 Or make a horn sprout
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