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Psalm 132 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, do not forget David and all the hardships he endured. 1 O LORD, remember David and all the hardships he endured.
2 Remember, Lord, what he promised, the vow he made to you, the Mighty God of Jacob: 2 He swore an oath to the LORD and made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 "I will not go home or go to bed; 3 "I will not enter my house or go to my bed--
4 I will not rest or sleep, 4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes, no slumber to my eyelids,
5 until I provide a place for the Lord, a home for the Mighty God of Jacob." 5 till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6 In Bethlehem we heard about the Covenant Box, and we found it in the fields of Jearim. 6 We heard it in Ephrathah, we came upon it in the fields of Jaar:
7 We said, "Let us go to the Lord's house; let us worship before his throne." 7 "Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool--
8 Come to the Temple, Lord, with the Covenant Box, the symbol of your power, and stay here forever. 8 arise, O LORD, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
9 May your priests do always what is right; may your people shout for joy! 9 May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy."
10 You made a promise to your servant David; do not reject your chosen king, Lord. 10 For the sake of David your servant, do not reject your anointed one.
11 You made a solemn promise to David - a promise you will not take back: "I will make one of your sons king, and he will rule after you. 11 The LORD swore an oath to David, a sure oath that he will not revoke: "One of your own descendants I will place on your throne--
12 If your sons are true to my covenant and to the commands I give them, their sons, also, will succeed you for all time as kings." 12 if your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever."
13 The Lord has chosen Zion; he wants to make it his home: 13 For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling:
14 "This is where I will live forever; this is where I want to rule. 14 "This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it--
15 I will richly provide Zion with all she needs; I will satisfy her poor with food. 15 I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.
16 I will bless her priests in all they do, and her people will sing and shout for joy. 16 I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.
17 Here I will make one of David's descendants a great king; here I will preserve the rule of my chosen king. 17 "Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one.
18 I will cover his enemies with shame, but his kingdom will prosper and flourish." 18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown on his head will be resplendent."