Psalm 132

English Standard Version

1 A Song of Ascents. Remember, O Lord, in David’s favor, all the hardships he endured, (1Ch 22:14; Ps 120:1) 2 how he swore to the Lord and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob, (Ge 49:24; Ps 50:14; Ps 132:5; Isa 49:26; Isa 60:16) 3 “I will not enter my house or get into my bed, 4 I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, (Pr 6:4) 5 until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” (1Ch 22:7; Ps 132:2; Ac 7:46) 6 Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of Jaar. (Ge 35:19; 1Sa 7:1; 1Sa 17:12) 7 “Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!” (Ps 5:7; Ps 99:5) 8 Arise, O Lord, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. (2Ch 6:41; Ps 68:1; Ps 78:61; Ps 132:14) 9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your saints shout for joy. (Job 29:14; Ps 132:16; Ps 149:5) 10 For the sake of your servant David, do not turn away the face of your anointed one. (1Ki 1:39; 2Ki 18:24; Ps 132:17) 11 The Lord swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back: “One of the sons of your body[1] I will set on your throne. (2Sa 7:12; 2Ch 6:16; Ps 89:3; Ps 89:34; Ps 110:4; Lu 1:32; Ac 2:30) 12 If your sons keep my covenant and my testimonies that I shall teach them, their sons also forever shall sit on your throne.” (1Ki 8:25; Job 36:7) 13 For the Lord has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place: (Ps 68:16; Ps 78:68; Ps 135:21) 14 “This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it. (Ps 132:8; Mt 23:21) 15 I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread. (Ru 1:6; Ps 147:14) 16 Her priests I will clothe with salvation, and her saints will shout for joy. (Ps 132:9) 17 There I will make a horn to sprout for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed. (1Ki 11:36; 1Ki 15:4; 2Ki 8:19; 2Ch 21:7; Ps 132:10; Eze 29:21; Lu 1:69) 18 His enemies I will clothe with shame, but on him his crown will shine.” (Job 8:22)