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A Song of Ascents.
And all his afflictions;
Or go up to the comfort of my bed;
4 I will cnot give sleep to my eyes
Or slumber to my eyelids,
5 Until I dfind a place for the Lord,
A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
6 Behold, we heard of it ein Ephrathah;
hLet us worship at His footstool.
8 iArise, O Lord, to Your resting place,
You and jthe ark of Your strength.
9 Let Your priests kbe clothed with righteousness,
And let Your saints shout for joy.
Do not turn away the face of Your 2Anointed.
11 lThe Lord has sworn in truth to David;
He will not turn from it:
And My testimony which I shall teach them,
Their sons also shall sit upon your throne forevermore.”
13 nFor the Lord has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His 4dwelling place:
14 “This ois My resting place forever;
Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 qI will also clothe her priests with salvation,
rAnd her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
18 His enemies I will uclothe with shame,
But upon Himself His crown shall flourish.”
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