Tehillim - Psalms 132

1A Song of Ascents.

Lord, remember unto DavidAll his affliction;

2How he swore unto the Lord,And vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob:
3‘Surely I will not come into the tent of my house,Nor go up into the bed that is spread for me;
4I will not give sleep to mine eyes,Nor slumber to mine eyelids;
5Until I find out a place for the Lord,A dwelling-place for the Mighty One of Jacob.’
6Lo, we heard of it as being in Ephrath;We found it in the field of {a}the wood.
7Let us go into His dwelling-place;Let us worship at His footstool.
8Arise, O Lord, unto Thy resting-place;Thou, and the ark of Thy strength.
9Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness;And let Thy saints shout for joy.
10For Thy servant David’s sakeTurn not away the face of Thine anointed.
11The 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.
12If thy children keep My covenantAnd My testimony that I shall teach them,Their children also for ever shall sit upon thy throne.’
13For the Lord hath chosen Zion;He hath desired it for His habitation:
14‘This is My resting-place for ever;Here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15I will abundantly bless her provision;I will give her needy bread in plenty.
16Her priests also will I clothe with salvation;And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17There will I make a horn to shoot up unto David,There have I ordered a lamp for Mine anointed.
18His enemies will I clothe with shame;But upon himself shall his crown shine.’