Psalm 132
Holman Christian Standard Bible  Par ▾ 

David and Zion Chosen

A song of ascents.

1LORD, remember David

and all the hardships he endured,a

2and how he swore an oath to the LORD,

making a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:b

3I will not enter my housec

or get into my bed,d

4I will not allow my eyes to sleep

or my eyelids to slumbere

5until I find a place for the LORD,

a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”f

6We heard of the ark in Ephrathah;g, h

we found it in the fields of Jaar.i, j

7Let us go to His dwelling place;

let us worship at His footstool.k

8Rise up, LORD, come to Your resting place,

You and Your powerful ark.l

9May Your priests be clothed with righteousness,

and may Your godly people shout for joy.m

10Because of Your servant David,

do not reject Your anointed one.n, o

11The LORD swore an oath to David,

a promise He will not abandon:

I will set one of your descendantsp

on your throne.q

12If your sons keep My covenant

and My decrees that I will teach them,

their sons will also sit on your throne forever.”r

13For the LORD has chosen Zion;

He has desired it for His home:s

14This is My resting place forever;

I will make My home here

because I have desired it.t

15I will abundantly bless its food;

I will satisfy its needy with bread.u

16I will clothe its priests with salvation,

and its godly people will shout for joy.v

17There I will make a horn grow for David;w

I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one.x

18I will clothe his enemies with shame,y

but the crown he wearsz will be glorious.”aa

a. 132:1 2Sm 16:12
b. 132:2 Gn 49:24; Is 49:26; 60:16
c. 132:3 Lit enter the tent of my house
d. 132:3 Lit into the couch of my bed
e. 132:3-4 Pr 6:4
f. 132:5 1Ch 22:7; Ac 7:46
g. 132:6 = Bethlehem
h. 132:6 Gn 35:19; Ru 4:11; 1Sm 17:12; Mc 5:2
i. 132:6 = Kiriath-jearim
j. 132:6 1Sm 7:1
k. 132:7 1Ch 28:2; Ps 99:5
l. 132:8 2Ch 6:41; Ps 68:1; 78:61
m. 132:9 Jb 29:14; Ps 149:5
n. 132:10 = the king
o. 132:10 2Ch 6:42
p. 132:11 Lit set the fruit of your womb
q. 132:11 2Sm 7:12-16; Ps 89:3; Ac 2:30
r. 132:12 1Kg 8:25; Lk 1:32
s. 132:13 Ps 68:16; 78:68
t. 132:14 Mt 23:21
u. 132:15 Ps 107:9; 147:14
v. 132:16 2Ch 6:41
w. 132:17 2Sm 23:5; Lk 1:69
x. 132:17 1Kg 11:36
y. 132:18 Jb 8:22
z. 132:18 Lit but on him his crown
aa. 132:18 Ps 21:3
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