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Psalm 132 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O God, remember David, remember all his troubles! 1 O LORD, remember David and all the hardships he endured.
2 And remember how he promised God, made a vow to the Strong God of Jacob, 2 He swore an oath to the LORD and made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 "I'm not going home, and I'm not going to bed, 3 "I will not enter my house or go to my bed--
4 I'm not going to sleep, not even take time to rest, 4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes, no slumber to my eyelids,
5 Until I find a home for God, a house for the Strong God of Jacob." 5 till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6 Remember how we got the news in Ephrathah, learned all about it at Jaar Meadows? 6 We heard it in Ephrathah, we came upon it in the fields of Jaar:
7 We shouted, "Let's go to the shrine dedication! Let's worship at God's own footstool!" 7 "Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool--
8 Up, God, enjoy your new place of quiet repose, you and your mighty covenant ark; 8 arise, O LORD, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
9 Get your priests all dressed up in justice; prompt your worshipers to sing this prayer: 9 May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy."
10 "Honor your servant David; don't disdain your anointed one." 10 For the sake of David your servant, do not reject your anointed one.
11 God gave David his word, he won't back out on this promise: "One of your sons I will set on your throne; 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 stay true to my Covenant and learn to live the way I teach them, Their sons will continue the line - always a son to sit on your throne. 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 Yes - I, God, chose Zion, the place I wanted for my shrine; 13 For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling:
14 This will always be my home; this is what I want, and I'm here for good. 14 "This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it--
15 I'll shower blessings on the pilgrims who come here, and give supper to those who arrive hungry; 15 I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.
16 I'll dress my priests in salvation clothes; the holy people will sing their hearts out! 16 I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.
17 Oh, I'll make the place radiant for David! I'll fill it with light for my anointed! 17 "Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one.
18 I'll dress his enemies in dirty rags, but I'll make his crown sparkle with splendor." 18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown on his head will be resplendent."