Psalms 132:10-12

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

Psalms 132:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
ESV
10 For the sake of your servant David, do not turn away the face of your anointed one.
NLT
10 For the sake of your servant David, do not reject the king you have anointed.
MSG
10 "Honor your servant David; don't disdain your anointed one."
CSB
10 Because of Your servant David, do not reject Your anointed one.

Psalms 132:10-12 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 132

\\<>\\. Some think this psalm was written by Solomon, since Ps 132:8,10, are much the same with which he concluded his prayer at the dedication of the temple, 2Ch 6:41,42; on account of which it is supposed to be written; though he might borrow these words from hence, as he sometimes did recite the words of his father, Pr 4:4,5. Others are of opinion that it was written by David, either when he brought the ark from Baale or Kirjathjearim to the house of Obededom, and from thence to Zion, 2Sa 6:1-23; or when he had that conversation with Nathan the prophet, in which he expressed such a strong desire to build a house for God, 2Sa 7:1-17; or, as Aben Ezra and Kimchi think, after he had numbered the people, which brought the pestilence on them; and when he and the elders of Israel were in distress on that account, and he was ordered to build an altar in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, 1Ch 21:18; by which it appeared to him that this was the place for the house of the Lord God he had been so desirous of building, 1Ch 22:1. It seems by Ps 132:6,7, that more persons than one were concerned in this psalm, at least the psalmist represents more; and Theodoret takes it to be a prayer of the captives in Babylon, and a prophecy of the Saviour of the world; and this is favoured by the Syriac inscription, which is, ``an anonymous psalm, when they would build the house of the Lord of hosts; and a prayer of David, and a revelation of Christ.'' And certain it is that Christ is spoken of in it, if not principally designed.

Psalms 132:10-12 In-Context

8 ‘Arise, LORD, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
9 May your priests be clothed with your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.’ ”
10 For the sake of your servant David, do not reject your anointed one.
11 The LORD swore an oath to David, a sure oath he will not revoke: “One of your own descendants I will place on your throne.
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 For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,
14 “This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Ps 89:3-4,35
  • 2. S 1 Chronicles 17:11-14; S Matthew 1:1; Luke 3:31; 2 Samuel 7:12
  • 3. 2 Chronicles 6:16; S Psalms 25:10
  • 4. Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30
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