Psalm 132. Memento, Domine.
LORD, remember David, * and all his trouble:
2 How he sware unto the LORD, * and vowed a vow unto the Almighty
God of Jacob:
3 I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house, * nor
climb up into my bed;
4 I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber;
* neither the temples of my head to take any rest;
5 Until I find out a place for the temple of the LORD; * an habitation
for the Mighty God of Jacob.
6 Lo, we heard of the same at Ephratah, * and found it in the
7 We will go into his tabernacle, * and fall low on our knees
before his footstool.
8 Arise, O LORD, into thy resting-place; * thou, and the ark
of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; * and let thy
saints sing with joyfulness.
10 For thy servant David's sake, * turn not away the face of
11 The LORD hath made a faithful oath unto David, * and he shall
not shrink from it:
12 Of the fruit of thy body * shall I set upon thy throne.
13 If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies
that I shall teach them; * their children also shall sit upon
thy throne for evermore.
14 For the LORD hath chosen Sion to be an habitation for himself;
* he hath longed for her.
15 This shall be my rest for ever: * here will I dwell, for I
have a delight therein.
16 I will bless her victuals with increase, * and will satisfy
her poor with bread.
17 I will deck her priests with health, * and her saints shall
rejoice and sing.
18 There shall I make the horn of David to flourish: * I have
ordained a lantern for mine anointed.
19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame; * but
upon himself shall his crown flourish.