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Chapter 132

132:1 A Song of Ascents. the Lord, remember unto David all his affliction;

132:2 How he swore unto the Lord, and vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob:

132:3 'Surely I will not come into the tent of my house, nor go up into the bed that is spread for me;

132:4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, nor slumber to mine eyelids;

132:5 Until I find out a place for the Lord, a dwelling-place for the Mighty One of Jacob.'

132:6 Lo, we heard of it as being in Ephrath; we found it in the field of the wood.

132:7 Let us go into His dwelling-place; let us worship at His footstool.

132:8 Arise, O the Lord, unto Thy resting-place; Thou, and the ark of Thy strength.

132:9 Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let Thy saints shout for joy.

132:10 For Thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of Thine anointed.

132:11 the Lord swore unto David in truth; He will not turn back from it: 'Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

132:12 If thy children keep My covenant and My testimony that I shall teach them, their children also for ever shall sit upon thy throne.'

132:13 For the Lord hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for His habitation:

132:14 'This is My resting-place for ever; here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

132:15 I will abundantly bless her provision; I will give her needy bread in plenty.

132:16 Her priests also will I clothe with salvation; and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

132:17 There will I make a horn to shoot up unto David, there have I ordered a lamp for Mine anointed.

132:18 His enemies will I clothe with shame; but upon himself shall his crown shine.'

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