Psalm 132 NIV

132:8-10pp -- 2Ch 6:41-42

A song of ascents.

1 O LORD, remember David and all the hardships he endured.1

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2 He swore an oath to the LORD and made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:2

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3 "I will not enter my house3 or go to my bed--

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4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes, no slumber to my eyelids,
5 till I find a place4 for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

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6 We heard it in Ephrathah,5 we came upon it in the fields of Jaara:b6

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    • a 132:6 - That is, Kiriath Jearim
    • b 132:6 - Or "heard of it in Ephrathah, / we found it in the fields of Jaar." (And no quotes around verses 7-9)
      7 "Let us go to his dwelling place;7 let us worship at his footstool8--

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      8 arise, O LORD,9 and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.

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      9 May your priests be clothed with righteousness;10 may your saints11 sing for joy."

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      10 For the sake of David your servant, do not reject your anointed one.
      11 The LORD swore an oath to David,12 a sure oath that he will not revoke: "One of your own descendants13 I will place on your throne--

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      12 if your sons keep my covenant14 and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne15 for ever and ever."

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      13 For the LORD has chosen Zion,16 he has desired it for his dwelling:17

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      14 "This is my resting place for ever and ever;18 here I will sit enthroned,19 for I have desired it--

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      15 I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.20

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      16 I will clothe her priests21 with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.22

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      17 "Here I will make a hornc grow23 for David and set up a lamp24 for my anointed one.25

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        • c 132:17 - "Horn" here symbolizes strong one, that is, king.
          18 I will clothe his enemies with shame,26 but the crown on his head27 will be resplendent."

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