Psalm 132

A pilgrimage song.

1 LORD, remember David— all the ways he suffered
2 and how he swore to the LORD, how he promised the strong one of Jacob:
3 "I won't enter my house, won't get into my bed.
4 I won't let my eyes close, won't let my eyelids sleep,
5 until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the strong one of Jacob."
6 Yes, we heard about it in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of Jaar.
7 Let's enter God's dwelling place; let's worship at the place God rests his feet!
8 Get up, LORD, go to your residence— you and your powerful covenant chest!
9 Let your priests be dressed in righteousness; let your faithful shout out with joy!
10 And for the sake of your servant David, do not reject your anointed one.
11 The LORD swore to David a true promise that God won't take back: "I will put one of your own children on your throne.
12 And if your children keep my covenant and the laws that I will teach them, then their children too will rule on your throne forever."
13 Because the LORD chose Zion; he wanted it for his home.
14 "This is my residence forever. I will live here because I wanted it for myself.
15 I will most certainly bless its food supply; I will fill its needy full of food!
16 I will dress its priests in salvation, and its faithful will shout out loud with joy!
17 It is there that I will make David's strength thrive. I will prepare a lamp for my anointed one there.
18 I will dress his enemies in shame, but the crown he wears will shine."