1 Lord, remember David,*
and all his tribulations,
2 How he swore unto the Lord,*
and vowed a vow unto the Almighty God of Jacob:
3 "I will not come within the tabernacle of my house,*
nor climb up into my bed,
4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep, nor my eyelids to slumber,*
neither the temples of my head to take any rest,
5 Until I find a place for the temple of the Lord,*
a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob."
6 Lo, we heard of the ark at Ephrathah*
and found it in the wood.
7 We will go into his tabernacle,*
and fall low on our knees before his footstool.
8 Arise, O Lord, into your resting-place,*
you and the ark of your strength.
9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness,*
and let your saints sing with joy.
10 For your servant David's sake,*
turn not away the presence of your Anointed.
11 The Lord has made a faithful oath unto David,*
and he shall not shrink from it:
12 "Of the fruit of your body*
shall I set upon your throne.
13 If your children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies that I shall teach them,*
their children also shall sit upon your throne for evermore."
14 For the Lord has chosen Zion for himself;*
he has longed for her to be his habitation:
15 "This shall be my rest for ever;*
here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.
16 I will bless her provisions with increase,*
and will satisfy her poor with bread.
17 I will clothe her priests with salvation,*
and her saints shall rejoice and sing.
18 There shall I make the horn of David flourish;*
I have prepared a lantern for my Anointed.
19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame;*
but upon his head shall his crown flourish."
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