A Song of Ascents
1 O Jehovah, remember David and all his afflictions;
2 how he swore to Jehovah, and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 Surely I will not go into the tent of my house, nor go up into my bed;
4 I will not give sleep to my eyes nor slumber to my eyelids,
5 until I find a place for Jehovah, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.
6 Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; we learned of it in the land of the forests.
7 Let us go into His tabernacle; let us bow down at His footstool.
8 Arise, O Jehovah, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength.
9 Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let Your saints shout for joy.
10 For Your servant David's sake, do not turn away the face of Your anointed.
11 Jehovah has sworn in truth unto David; He will not turn from it: I will set upon your
throne the fruit of your body.
12 If your sons will keep My Covenant and My Testimony which I shall teach them,
their sons also shall sit upon your throne continually.
13 For Jehovah has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place.
14 This is My continual resting place; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
15 I will bless, will bless her provisions; I will satisfy her needy with bread.
16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 There will I make the horn of David sprout; I have set in place a lamp for My
18 His enemies will I clothe with shame, but his crown shall sparkle.