1 A Song of the Ascents.
O Jehovah, remember David And all his suffering;
2 How he swore to Jehovah, How he vowed to the Powerful One of Jacob:
3 “I will not go into my tent, my home. I will not lie upon my couch, my bed;
4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep, Nor my eyelids to slumber
5 Until I find a place for Jehovah, A fine residence for the Powerful One of Jacob.”
6 Look! We heard about it in Ephʹrathah; We found it in the fields of the forest.
7 Let us come into his residence; Let us bow down at his footstool.
8 Rise up, O Jehovah, to come to your resting-place, You and the Ark of your strength.
9 May your priests be clothed with righteousness, And may your loyal ones shout joyfully.
10 For the sake of David your servant, Do not reject your anointed one.
11 Jehovah has sworn to David; He will surely not go back on his word: “One of your offspring, I will place on your throne.
12 If your sons keep my covenant And my reminders that I teach them, Their sons too Will sit on your throne forever.”
13 For Jehovah has chosen Zion; He has desired it for his dwelling place:
14 “This is my resting-place forever; Here I will dwell, for this is my desire.
15 I will richly bless it with provisions; I will satisfy its poor with bread.
16 Its priests I will clothe with salvation, And its loyal ones will shout joyfully.
17 There I will make the strength of David grow. I have prepared a lamp for my anointed one.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, But the crown on his head will flourish.”