LORD, remember David and all that he suffered.
He made a solemn promise to the LORD . He vowed to the Mighty One of Israel,
“I will not go home; I will not let myself rest.
I will not let my eyes sleep nor close my eyelids in slumber
until I find a place to build a house for the LORD, a sanctuary for the Mighty One of Israel.”
We heard that the Ark was in Ephrathah; then we found it in the distant countryside of Jaar.
Let us go to the sanctuary of the LORD ; let us worship at the footstool of his throne.
Arise, O LORD, and enter your resting place, along with the Ark, the symbol of your power.
May your priests be clothed in godliness; may your loyal servants sing for joy.
For the sake of your servant David, do not reject the king you have anointed.
The LORD swore an oath to David with a promise he will never take back: “I will place one of your descendants on your throne.
If your descendants obey the terms of my covenant and the laws that I teach them, then your royal line will continue forever and ever.”
For the LORD has chosen Jerusalem ; he has desired it for his home.
“This is my resting place forever,” he said. “I will live here, for this is the home I desired.
I will bless this city and make it prosperous; I will satisfy its poor with food.
I will clothe its priests with godliness; its faithful servants will sing for joy.
Here I will increase the power of David; my anointed one will be a light for my people.
I will clothe his enemies with shame, but he will be a glorious king.”