Psalm 132
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A Song of Ascents

The LORD Lives in Zion

1LORD, remember in David’s favor

all of his troubles;

2how he swore an oath to the LORD,

vowing to the Mighty One of Jacob,

3“I will not entera my house,

or lie down onb my bed,

4or let myself go to sleepc

or even take a nap,d

5until I locate a place for the LORD,

a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

6We heard about ite in Ephrata;f

we found it in the fields of Jaar.g

7Let’s go to his dwelling place

and worship at his footstool.

8Arise, LORD,

and go to your resting place,

you and the ark of your strength.

9May your priests be clothed with righteousness

and may your godly ones shout for joy.

10For the sake of your servant David,

don’t turn away the face of your anointed one.

11The LORD made an oath to David

from which he will not retreat:

“One of your sons

I will set in place on your throne.

12If your sons keep my covenant

and my statutes that I will teach them,

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

13For the LORD has chosen Zion,

desiring it as his dwelling place.

14“This is my resting place forever.

Here I will live,

because I desire to do so.

15I will bless its provisions abundantly;

I will satiate its poor with food.h

16I will clothe its priests with salvation

and its godly ones will shout for joy.

17There I will create a power basei for David—

I have prepared a lamp for my anointed one.

18I will clothe his enemies with disgrace,

but on him his crown will shine.”

a 132:3 Lit. enter the tent that is
b 132:3 Lit. on the couch that is
c 132:4 Lit. or give sleep to my eyes
d 132:4 Lit. or let my eyelids slumber
e 132:6 i.e. the Ark of the Covenant
f 132:6 i.e. the region of Bethlehem
g 132:6 Cf. 1Sam 7:1-2; 1Chr 16:5-6
h 132:15 Lit. bread
i 132:17 Lit. will cause a horn to sprout

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