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Psalm 132:1-18 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, remember David and all of the hard times he went through. 1 O LORD, remember David and all the hardships he endured.
2 Lord, he took an oath. Mighty One of Jacob, he made a promise to you. 2 He swore an oath to the LORD and made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 He said, "I won't enter my house or go to bed. 3 "I will not enter my house or go to my bed--
4 I won't let my eyes sleep. I won't close my eyelids 4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes, no slumber to my eyelids,
5 until I find a place for the Lord. I want to build a house for the Mighty One of Jacob." 5 till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6 Here are the words we heard in Ephrathah. We heard them again in the fields of Kiriath Jearim. 6 We heard it in Ephrathah, we came upon it in the fields of Jaar:
7 "Let us go to the LORD's house. Let us worship at his feet. 7 "Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool--
8 Lord, rise up and come to your resting place. Come in together with the ark. It's the sign of your power. 8 arise, O LORD, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
9 May your priests put on godliness as if it were their clothes. May your faithful people sing with joy." 9 May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy."
10 In honor of your servant David, don't turn your back on your anointed king. 10 For the sake of David your servant, do not reject your anointed one.
11 The LORD took an oath and made a promise to David. It is a firm promise that he will never break. He said, "After you die, I will place one of your own sons 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 keep my covenant and the laws I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever." 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. That's the place where he wants to live. 13 For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling:
14 He has said, "This will be my resting place for ever and ever. Here I will sit on my throne, because that's what I want. 14 "This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it--
15 I will greatly bless Zion with everything it needs. I will give plenty of food to the poor people living there. 15 I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.
16 I will put salvation on its priests as if it were their clothes. God's faithful people will always sing with joy. 16 I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.
17 "Here in Jerusalem I will raise up a mighty king from the family of David. I will set up the lamp of David's kingdom for my anointed king. Its flame will burn brightly forever. 17 "Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one.
18 I will put shame on his enemies as if it were their clothes. But the royal crown he wears will shine with glory." 18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown on his head will be resplendent."