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Psalm 132

The Eternal Dwelling of God in Zion

A Song of Ascents.

1 Lord, remember David

And all his afflictions;

2 How he swore to the Lord,

aAnd vowed to bthe Mighty One of Jacob:

3 “Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house,

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;

fWe found it gin the fields of 1the woods.

7 Let us go into His tabernacle;

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.

10 For Your servant David’s sake,

Do not turn away the face of Your 2Anointed.

11 lThe Lord has sworn in truth to David;

He will not turn from it:

“I will set upon your throne mthe 3fruit of your body.

12 If your sons will keep My covenant

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.

15 pI will abundantly bless her 5provision;

I will satisfy her poor with bread.

16 qI will also clothe her priests with salvation,

rAnd her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

17 sThere I will make the 6horn of David grow;

tI will prepare a lamp for My 7Anointed.

18 His enemies I will uclothe with shame,

But upon Himself His crown shall flourish.”


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