We heard it in Ephrathah,1 we came upon it in the fields of Jaara:b27
"Let us go to his dwelling place;3 let us worship at his footstool4--
arise, O LORD,5 and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
May your priests be clothed with righteousness;6 may your saints7 sing for joy."
For the sake of David your servant, do not reject your anointed one.
The LORD swore an oath to David,8 a sure oath that he will not revoke: "One of your own descendants9 I will place on your throne--
if your sons keep my covenant10 and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne11 for ever and ever."
For the LORD has chosen Zion,12 he has desired it for his dwelling:1314
"This is my resting place for ever and ever;14 here I will sit enthroned,15 for I have desired it--
I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.1616
I will clothe her priests17 with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.18