A song of ascents: ADONAI, remember in David's favor all the hardships he endured,
how he swore to ADONAI, vowed to the Mighty One of Ya'akov,
"I will not enter the house where I live or get into my bed,
I will not allow myself to sleep or even close my eyes,
until I find a place for ADONAI, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Ya'akov."
We heard about it in Efrat, we found it in the Fields of Ya'ar.
Let's go into his dwelling and prostrate ourselves at his footstool.
Go up, ADONAI, to your resting-place, you and the ark through which you give strength.
May your cohanim be clothed with righteousness; may those loyal to you shout for joy.
For the sake of your servant David, don't turn away the face of your anointed one.
ADONAI swore an oath to David, an oath he will not break: "One of the sons from your own body I will set on your throne.
If your sons keep my covenant and my instruction, which I will teach them, then their descendants too, forever, will sit on your throne."
For ADONAI has chosen Tziyon, he has wanted it as his home.
"This is my resting-place forever, I will live here because I so much want to.
I will bless it with plenty of meat, I will give its poor their fill of food.
Its cohanim I will clothe with salvation, and its faithful will shout for joy.
I will make a king sprout there from David's line and prepare a lamp for my anointed one.
His enemies I will clothe with shame, but on him there will be a shining crown."