(131-1) <A gradual canticle.> O Lord, remember David, and all his meekness.
(131-2) How he swore to the Lord, he vowed a vow to the God of Jacob:
(131-3) If I shall enter into the tabernacle of my house: if I shall go up into the bed wherein I lie:
(131-4) If I shall give sleep to my eyes, or slumber to my eyelids,
(131-5) Or rest to my temples: until I find out a place for the Lord, a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
(131-6) Behold we have heard of it in Ephrata: we have found it in the fields of the wood.
(131-7) We will go into his tabernacle: we will adore in the place where his feet stood.
(131-8) Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which thou hast sanctified.
(131-9) Let thy priests be clothed with justice: and let thy saints rejoice.
(131-10) For thy servant David’s sake, turn not away the face of thy anointed.
(131-11) The Lord hath sworn truth to David, and he will not make it void: of the fruit of thy womb I will set upon thy throne.
(131-12) If thy children will keep my covenant, and these my testimonies which I shall teach them: Their children also for evermore shall sit upon thy throne.
(131-13) For the Lord hath chosen Sion: he hath chosen it for his dwelling.
(131-14) This is my rest for ever and ever: here will I dwell, for I have chosen it.
(131-15) Blessing I will bless her widow: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
(131-16) I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall rejoice with exceeding great joy.
(131-17) There will I bring forth a horn to David: I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.
(131-18) His enemies I will clothe with confusion: but upon him shall my sanctification flourish.