|1 A Song of Ascents. Lord, remember David And all his afflictions;
2 How he swore to the Lord, And vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 "Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house, Or go up to the comfort of my bed;
4 I will not give sleep to my eyes Or slumber to my eyelids,
5 Until I find a place for the Lord, A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6 Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; We found it in the fields of the woods.
7 Let us go into His tabernacle; Let us worship at His footstool.
8 Arise, O Lord, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength.
9 Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And let Your saints shout for joy.
10 For Your servant David's sake, Do not turn away the face of Your Anointed. |
11 The Lord has sworn in truth to David; He will not turn from it: "I will set upon your throne the fruit of your body.
12 If your sons will keep My covenant And My testimony which I shall teach them, Their sons also shall sit upon your throne forevermore."
13 For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place:
14 "This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation, And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 There I will make the horn of David grow; I will prepare a lamp for My Anointed.
18 His enemies I will clothe with shame, But upon Himself His crown shall flourish."