Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Psalm 132 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

The Lord Has Chosen Zion

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:1 - A Song of Ascents.
Remember, O LORD, in David’s favor,
all the hardships he endured,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:2 - how he swore to the LORD
and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:3 - “I will not enter my house
or get into my bed,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:4 - I will not give sleep to my eyes
or slumber to my eyelids,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:5 - until I find a place for the LORD,
a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:6 - Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah;
we found it in the fields of Jaar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:7 - “Let us go to his dwelling place;
let us worship at his footstool!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:8 - Arise, O LORD, and go to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:9 - Let your priests be clothed with righteousness,
and let your saints shout for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:10 - For the sake of your servant David,
do not turn away the face of your anointed one.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:11 - The LORD swore to David a sure oath
from which he will not turn back:
“One of the sons of your body[fn]
I will set on your throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:12 - If your sons keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them,
their sons also forever
shall sit on your throne.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:13 - For the LORD has chosen Zion;
he has desired it for his dwelling place:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:14 - “This is my resting place forever;
here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:15 - I will abundantly bless her provisions;
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:16 - Her priests I will clothe with salvation,
and her saints will shout for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:17 - There I will make a horn to sprout for David;
I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:18 - His enemies I will clothe with shame,
but on him his crown will shine.”
ESV Footnotes
Hebrew of your fruit of the womb

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

See detailed copyright information.

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

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan