O God, remember David, remember all his troubles!
And remember how he promised God, made a vow to the Strong God of Jacob,
"I'm not going home, and I'm not going to bed,
I'm not going to sleep, not even take time to rest,
Until I find a home for God, a house for the Strong God of Jacob."
Remember how we got the news in Ephrathah, learned all about it at Jaar Meadows?
We shouted, "Let's go to the shrine dedication! Let's worship at God's own footstool!"
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)