A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.132Lord, remember David and all that he suffered.
2He made a solemn promise to the Lord. He vowed to the Mighty One of Israel,
3“I will not go home; I will not let myself rest.
4I will not let my eyes sleep nor close my eyelids in slumber
5until I find a place to build a house for the Lord, a sanctuary for the Mighty One of Israel.”
6We heard that the Ark was in Ephrathah; then we found it in the distant countryside of Jaar.
7Let us go to the sanctuary of the Lord; let us worship at the footstool of his throne.
8Arise, O Lord, and enter your resting place, along with the Ark, the symbol of your power.
9May your priests be clothed in godliness; may your loyal servants sing for joy.
10For the sake of your servant David, do not reject the king you have anointed.
11The Lord swore an oath to David with a promise he will never take back. “I will place one of your descendants on your throne.
12If your descendants obey the terms of my covenant and the laws that I teach them, then your royal line will continue forever and ever.”
13For the Lord has chosen Jerusalem; he has desired it for his home.
14“This is my resting place forever,” he said. “I will live here, for this is the home I desired.
15I will bless this city and make it prosperous; I will satisfy its poor with food.
16I will clothe its priests with godliness; its faithful servants will sing for joy.
17Here I will increase the power of David; my anointed one will be a light for my people.
18I will clothe his enemies with shame, but he will be a glorious king.”
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