Psalm 132
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1A song of ascents. O LORD, for David's sake remember all his strenuous effort, 1LORD, remember in David's favor all of his troubles;
2and how he made a vow to the LORD, and swore an oath to the powerful ruler of Jacob. 2how he swore an oath to the LORD, vowing to the Mighty One of Jacob,
3He said, "I will not enter my own home, or get into my bed. 3"I will not enter my house, or lie down on my bed,
4I will not allow my eyes to sleep, or my eyelids to slumber, 4or let myself go to sleep or even take a nap,
5until I find a place for the LORD, a fine dwelling place for the powerful ruler of Jacob." 5until I locate a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6Look, we heard about it in Ephrathah, we found it in the territory of Jaar. 6We heard about it in Ephrata; we found it in the fields of Jaar.
7Let us go to his dwelling place! Let us worship before his footstool! 7Let's go to his dwelling place and worship at his footstool.
8Ascend, O LORD, to your resting place, you and the ark of your strength! 8Arise, LORD, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your strength.
9May your priests be clothed with integrity! May your loyal followers shout for joy! 9May your priests be clothed with righteousness and may your godly ones shout for joy.
10For the sake of David, your servant, do not reject your chosen king! 10For the sake of your servant David, don't turn away the face of your anointed one.
11The LORD made a reliable promise to David; he will not go back on his word. He said, "I will place one of your descendants on your throne. 11The LORD made an oath to David from which he will not retreat: "One of your sons I will set in place on your throne.
12If your sons keep my covenant and the rules I teach them, their sons will also sit on your throne forever." 12If your sons keep my covenant and my statutes that I will teach them, then their sons will also sit on your throne forever."
13Certainly the LORD has chosen Zion; he decided to make it his home. 13For the LORD has chosen Zion, desiring it as his dwelling place.
14He said, "This will be my resting place forever; I will live here, for I have chosen it. 14"This is my resting place forever. Here I will live, because I desire to do so.
15I will abundantly supply what she needs; I will give her poor all the food they need. 15I will bless its provisions abundantly; I will satiate its poor with food.
16I will protect her priests, and her godly people will shout exuberantly. 16I will clothe its priests with salvation and its godly ones will shout for joy.
17There I will make David strong; I have determined that my chosen king's dynasty will continue. 17There I will create a power base for David— I have prepared a lamp for my anointed one.
18I will humiliate his enemies, and his crown will shine. 18I will clothe his enemies with disgrace, but on him his crown will shine."
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Psalm 131
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