Psalms 132

The  Lord Has Chosen Zion

A Song of a  Ascents.

1 Remember, O  Lord, in David’s favor,
all b  the hardships he endured,
2how he swore to the  Lord
and c  vowed to d  the Mighty One of Jacob,
3“I will not enter my house
or get into my bed,
4I will not e  give sleep to my eyes
or slumber to my eyelids,
5until I f  find a place for the  Lord,
a dwelling place for g  the Mighty One of Jacob.”
6 Behold, we heard of it in h  Ephrathah;
we found it in i  the fields of Jaar.
7“Let us go to his dwelling place;
let us j  worship at his k  footstool!”
8 l  Arise, O  Lord, and go to your m  resting place,
you and the ark of your n  might.
9Let your o  priests be p  clothed with righteousness,
and let your q  saints shout for joy.
10For the sake of your servant David,
r  do not turn away the face of s  your anointed one.
11 t  The  Lord swore to David a sure oath
u  from which he will not turn back:
v  “One of the sons of your body
Hebrew  of your fruit of the womb

I will set on your throne.
12If your sons keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them,
their sons also forever
shall x  sit on your throne.”
13 For the  Lord has y  chosen Zion;
he has z  desired it for his dwelling place:
14This is my aa  resting place forever;
here I will ab  dwell, for I have desired it.
15I will abundantly ac  bless her provisions;
I will ad  satisfy her poor with bread.
16Her ae  priests I will clothe with salvation,
and her af  saints will shout for joy.
17There I will make ag  a horn to sprout for David;
I have prepared ah  a lamp for ai  my anointed.
18His enemies I will aj  clothe with shame,
but on him his crown will shine.”
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