Psalm 132

Psalm 132  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 5
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A Song of degrees.
Jehovah, remember David, and all his afflictions:
How he sware unto Jehovah, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
Until I find out a place for Jehovah, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
Arise, O Jehovah, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thy Messiah.
Jehovah hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
For Jehovah hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
This is my rest forever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy is her poor with bread.
I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for my Messiah.
His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
132:1 Jehovah, remember David and his afflictions, 2-5 his purpose to find a place for Jehovah, 6 we heard of it in Ephratah and found it; 7-9 we will go into his tabernacles; worship at his footstool. Rise Jehovah to thy rest and the ark of thy strength,,—thy priests, thy saints; 10 David and the Messiah; 11-18 Jehovah's oath to David—and rich promises.