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Psalm 132 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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David and Zion Chosen

A song of ascents.

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LORD, remember David

and all the hardships he endured,

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and how he swore an oath to the LORD,

making a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:

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“I will not enter my house

or get into my bed,

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“I will not allow my eyes to sleep

or my eyelids to slumber

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“until I find a place for the LORD,

a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

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We heard of the ark in Ephrathah;[fn]

we found it in the fields of Jaar.[fn]

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Let us go to his dwelling place;

let us worship at his footstool.

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Rise up, LORD, come to your resting place,

you and your powerful ark.

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May your priests be clothed with righteousness,

and may your faithful people shout for joy.

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For the sake of your servant David,

do not reject your anointed one.[fn]

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The LORD swore an oath to David,

a promise he will not abandon:

“I will set one of your offspring[fn]

on your throne.

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“If your sons keep my covenant

and my decrees that I will teach them,

their sons will also sit on your throne forever.”

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For the LORD has chosen Zion;

he has desired it for his home:

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“This is my resting place forever;

I will make my home here

because I have desired it.

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“I will abundantly bless its food;

I will satisfy its needy with bread.

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“I will clothe its priests with salvation,

and its faithful people will shout for joy.

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“There I will make a horn grow for David;

I have prepared a lamp for my anointed one.

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“I will clothe his enemies with shame,

but the crown he wears[fn] will be glorious.”

CSB Footnotes
= Bethlehem
= Kiriath-jearim
= the king
Lit set the fruit of your belly
Lit but on him his crown

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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