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Psalm 132

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David in his prayer commends unto God the religious care he had for the ark.

A Song of Ascents.

132:1 Yahweh, remember David and all his affliction,

132:2 how he swore to Yahweh,
and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:

132:3 "Surely I will not come into the structure of my house,
nor go up into my bed;

132:4 I will not give sleep to my eyes,
or slumber to my eyelids;

132:5 until I find out a place for Yahweh,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

132:6 Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah.
We found it in the field of Jaar:

132:7 "We will go into his dwelling place.
We will worship at his footstool.

His prayer at the removing of the ark;

132:8 Arise, Yahweh, into your resting place;
you, and the ark of your strength.

132:9 Let your priest be clothed with righteousness.
Let your saints shout for joy!"

132:10 For your servant David's sake,
don't turn away the face of your anointed one.

with a repetition of God's promises.

132:11 Yahweh has sworn to David in truth.
He will not turn from it:

"I will set the fruit of your body on your throne.

132:12 If your children will keep my covenant,
my testimony that I will teach them,
their children also will sit on your throne forevermore."

132:13 For Yahweh has chosen Zion.
He has desired it for his habitation.

132:14 "This is my resting place forever.
Here I will live, for I have desired it.

132:15 I will abundantly bless her provision.
I will satisfy her poor with bread.

132:16 Her priests I will also clothe with salvation.
Her saints will shout aloud for joy.

132:17 There I will make the horn of David to bud.
I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.

132:18 I will clothe his enemies with shame,
but on himself, his crown will be resplendent."

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