David and Zion Chosen

A song of ascents.

1 Lord, remember David and all the hardships he endured,a
References for Psalms 132:1
      2 and how he swore an oath to the Lord, making a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
      3 "I will not enter my houseb or get into my bed,c
      References for Psalms 132:3
        • b 132:3 - Lit enter the tent of my house
        • c 132:3 - Lit into the couch of my bed
          4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep or my eyelids to slumber
          5 until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."d
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              6 We heard of [the ark] in Ephrathah;e we found it in the fields of Jaar.f
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                • e 132:6 - Bethlehem or the district around it; Gn 35:19
                • f 132:6 - Kiriath-jearim; 1 Sm 7:1-2
                  7 Let us go to His dwelling place; let us worship at His footstool.g
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                      8 Arise, Lord, come to Your resting place, You and the ark [that shows] Your strength.
                      9 May Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and may Your godly people shout for joy.
                      10 Because of Your servant David, do not reject Your anointed one.h i
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                          11 The Lord swore an oath to David, a promise He will not abandon: "I will set one of your descendantsj on your throne.k
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                            • j 132:11 - Lit set the fruit of your womb
                            • k 132:11 - Ac 2:30
                              12 If your sons keep My covenant and My decrees that I will teach them, their sons will also sit on your throne, forever."l
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                                • l 132:12 - Ps 89:3-4,35; 2 Sm 7:12-16; Ac 2:30
                                  13 For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His home:m
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                                    • m 132:13 - Ps 78:68; Dt 12:5; Zch 2:12
                                      14 "This is My resting place forever; I will make My home here because I have desired it.
                                      15 I will abundantly bless its food; I will satisfy its needy with bread.
                                      16 I will clothe its priests with salvation, and its godly people will shout for joy.
                                      17 There I will make a horn grow for David;n I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one.o
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                                          18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown he wearsp will be glorious."
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                                            • p 132:18 - Lit but on him his crown