Psalm 132
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A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

1LORD, remember David

and all that he suffered.

2He made a solemn promise to the LORD.

He vowed to the Mighty One of Israel,a

3“I will not go home;

I will not let myself rest.

4I will not let my eyes sleep

nor close my eyelids in slumber

5until I find a place to build a house for the LORD,

a sanctuary for the Mighty One of Israel.”

6We heard that the Ark was in Ephrathah;

then we found it in the distant countryside of Jaar.

7Let us go to the sanctuary of the LORD;

let us worship at the footstool of his throne.

8Arise, O LORD, and enter your resting place,

along with the Ark, the symbol of your power.

9May your priests be clothed in godliness;

may your loyal servants sing for joy.

10For the sake of your servant David,

do not reject the king you have anointed.

11The LORD swore an oath to David

with a promise he will never take back:

“I will place one of your descendants

on your throne.

12If your descendants obey the terms of my covenant

and the laws that I teach them,

then your royal line

will continue forever and ever.”

13For the LORD has chosen Jerusalemb;

he has desired it for his home.

14“This is my resting place forever,” he said.

“I will live here, for this is the home I desired.

15I will bless this city and make it prosperous;

I will satisfy its poor with food.

16I will clothe its priests with godliness;

its faithful servants will sing for joy.

17Here I will increase the power of David;

my anointed one will be a light for my people.

18I will clothe his enemies with shame,

but he will be a glorious king.”

a132:2 Hebrew of Jacob; also in 132:5. See note on 44:4.
b132:13 Hebrew Zion.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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