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Psalms 132

A song of ascents.

1 O Lord, remember David
     and all the hardships he endured.
2 He swore an oath to the Lord
     and made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 "I will not enter my house
     or go to my bed--
4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes,
     no slumber to my eyelids,
5 till I find a place for the Lord,
     a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6 We heard it in Ephrathah,
     we came upon it in the fields of Jaarheard of it in Ephrathah, / we found it in the fields of Jaar. (And no quotes around verses 7-9)]>(1)
7 "Let us go to his dwelling place;
     let us worship at his footstool--
8 arise, O Lord, and come to your resting place,
     you and the ark of your might.
9 May your priests be clothed with righteousness;
     may your saints sing for joy."
10 For the sake of David your servant,
     do not reject your anointed one.
11 The Lord swore an oath to David,
     a sure oath that 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:
14 "This is my resting place for ever and ever;
     here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it--
15 I will bless her with abundant provisions;
     her poor will I satisfy with food.
16 I will clothe her priests with salvation,
     and her saints will ever sing for joy.
17 "Here I will make a horn(2) grow for David
     and set up a lamp for my anointed one.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown on his head will be resplendent."

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