1 {A Song of degrees.} Jehovah, remember for David all his affliction;
2 How he swore unto Jehovah, vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 I will not come into the tent of my house, I will not go up to the couch of my bed;
4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, slumber to mine eyelids,
5 Until I find out a place for Jehovah, habitations for the Mighty One of Jacob. ...
6 Behold, we heard of it at Ephratah, we found it in the fields of the wood.

References for Psalms 132:6

    • a 132:6 - i.e. the ark.
    • b 132:6 - Bethlehem-Judah.
    • c 132:6 - Or 'of Jaar,' used here poetically for Kirjath-jearim.
      7 Let us go into his habitations, let us worship at his footstool.

      References for Psalms 132:7

        • d 132:7 - Or 'tabernacles,' as Ps. 84.1, &c.
          8 Arise, Jehovah, into thy rest, thou and the ark of thy strength.
          9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, and let thy saints shout for joy.

          References for Psalms 132:9

            • e 132:9 - Chasid: see Ps. 30.4.
              10 For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thine anointed.

              References for Psalms 132:10

                • f 132:10 - See 2Chron. 6.41,42.
                  11 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;
                  12 If thy children keep my covenant, and my testimonies which I will teach them, their children also for evermore shall sit upon thy throne.
                  13 For Jehovah hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his dwelling:
                  14 This is my rest for ever; here will I dwell, for I have desired it.
                  15 I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her needy ones with bread;
                  16 And I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
                  17 There will I cause the horn of David to bud forth; I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

                  References for Psalms 132:17

                    • g 132:17 - Lit. 'a horn for.'
                    • h 132:17 - Or 'sprout;' as Isa. 4.2; Jer. 33.15; Ezek. 29.21.
                    • i 132:17 - Others read 'I will ordain.'
                      18 His enemies will I clothe with shame; but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

                      References for Psalms 132:18

                        • j 132:18 - Or 'diadem:' see Ps. 89.39