The Lord Has Chosen Zion

A Song of Ascents.

1 Remember, O LORD, in David's favor, all 1the hardships he endured,
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2 how he swore to the LORD and 2vowed to 3the Mighty One of Jacob,
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3 "I will not enter my house or get into my bed,
4 I will not 4give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,
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5 until I 5find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for 6the Mighty One of Jacob."
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      6 Behold, we heard of it in 7Ephrathah; we found it in 8the fields of Jaar.
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      7 "Let us go to his dwelling place; let us 9worship at his 10footstool!"
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      8 11Arise, O LORD, and go to your 12resting place, you and the ark of your 13might.
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      9 Let your 14priests be 15clothed with righteousness, and let your 16saints shout for joy.
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          10 For the sake of your servant David, 17do not turn away the face of 18your anointed one.
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              11 19The LORD swore to David a sure oath 20from which he will not turn back: 21"One of the sons of your bodya I will set on your throne.
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              12 If your sons keep my covenant and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their sons also forever shall 22sit on your throne."
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              13 For the LORD has 23chosen Zion; he has 24desired it for his dwelling place:
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              14 "This is my 25resting place forever; here I will 26dwell, for I have desired it.
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              15 I will abundantly 27bless her provisions; I will 28satisfy her poor with bread.
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              16 Her 29priests I will clothe with salvation, and her 30saints will shout for joy.
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                  17 There I will make 31a horn to sprout for David; I have prepared 32a lamp for 33my anointed.
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                  18 His enemies I will 34clothe with shame, but on him his crown will shine."
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