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Psalm 132 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:1 - A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

LORD, remember David
and all that he suffered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:2 - He made a solemn promise to the LORD.
He vowed to the Mighty One of Israel,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:3 - “I will not go home;
I will not let myself rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:4 - I will not let my eyes sleep
nor close my eyelids in slumber
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:5 - until I find a place to build a house for the LORD,
a sanctuary for the Mighty One of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:6 - We heard that the Ark was in Ephrathah;
then we found it in the distant countryside of Jaar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:7 - Let us go to the sanctuary of the LORD;
let us worship at the footstool of his throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:8 - Arise, O LORD, and enter your resting place,
along with the Ark, the symbol of your power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:9 - May your priests be clothed in godliness;
may your loyal servants sing for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:10 - For the sake of your servant David,
do not reject the king you have anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:11 - The LORD swore an oath to David
with a promise he will never take back:
“I will place one of your descendants
on your throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:12 - If your descendants obey the terms of my covenant
and the laws that I teach them,
then your royal line
will continue forever and ever.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:13 - For the LORD has chosen Jerusalem[fn];
he has desired it for his home.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:14 - “This is my resting place forever,” he said.
“I will live here, for this is the home I desired.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:15 - I will bless this city and make it prosperous;
I will satisfy its poor with food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:16 - I will clothe its priests with godliness;
its faithful servants will sing for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:17 - Here I will increase the power of David;
my anointed one will be a light for my people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:18 - I will clothe his enemies with shame,
but he will be a glorious king.”
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew of Jacob; also in 132:5. See note on 44:4.
Hebrew Zion.

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