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Psalm 132 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:1 - A song of ascents. LORD, remember David and all his self-denial.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:2 - He swore an oath to the LORD, he made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:3 - “I will not enter my house or go to my bed,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:4 - I will allow no sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:5 - till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:6 - We heard it in Ephrathah, we came upon it in the fields of Jaar:[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:7 - “Let us go to his dwelling place, let us worship at his footstool, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:8 - ‘Arise, LORD, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:9 - May your priests be clothed with your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:10 - For the sake of your servant David, do not reject your anointed one.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:11 - The LORD swore an oath to David, a sure oath he will not revoke: “One of your own descendants I will place on your throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:12 - If your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:13 - For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:14 - “This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:15 - I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor I will satisfy with food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:16 - I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her faithful people will ever sing for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:17 - “Here I will make a horn[fn] grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:18 - I will clothe his enemies with shame, but his head will be adorned with a radiant crown.”
NIV Footnotes
Or heard of it in Ephrathah, / we found it in the fields of Jearim. (See 1 Chron. 13:5,6) (And no quotation marks around verses 7-9)
Horn here symbolizes strong one, that is, king.

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