Psalm 132
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1Remember, O LORD, in David’s favor, all the hardships he endured,1LORD, remember David and all that he suffered.
2how he swore to the LORD and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,2He made a solemn promise to the LORD. He vowed to the Mighty One of Israel,
3“I will not enter my house or get into my bed,3“I will not go home; I will not let myself rest.
4I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,4I will not let my eyes sleep nor close my eyelids in slumber
5until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”5until I find a place to build a house for the LORD, a sanctuary for the Mighty One of Israel.”
6Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of Jaar.6We heard that the Ark was in Ephrathah; then we found it in the distant countryside of Jaar.
7“Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!”7Let us go to the sanctuary of the LORD; let us worship at the footstool of his throne.
8Arise, O LORD, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.8Arise, O LORD, and enter your resting place, along with the Ark, the symbol of your power.
9Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy.9May your priests be clothed in godliness; may your loyal servants sing for joy.
10For the sake of your servant David, do not turn away the face of your anointed one.10For the sake of your servant David, do not reject the king you have anointed.
11The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: “One of the sons of your body I will set on your throne.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 sons keep my covenant and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their sons also forever shall sit 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 Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place:13For the LORD has chosen Jerusalem ; he has desired it for his home.
14“This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.14“This is my resting place forever,” he said. “I will live here, for this is the home I desired.
15I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread.15I will bless this city and make it prosperous; I will satisfy its poor with food.
16Her priests I will clothe with salvation, and her saints will shout for joy.16I will clothe its priests with godliness; its faithful servants will sing for joy.
17There I will make a horn to sprout for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.17Here I will increase the power of David; my anointed one will be a light for my people.
18His enemies I will clothe with shame, but on him his crown will shine.”18I will clothe his enemies with shame, but he will be a glorious king.”
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Psalm 131
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