1 LORD, remember
David, and all his afflictions:
2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God
3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor
go up into my bed;
4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the
mighty God of Jacob.
6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields
of the wood.
7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy
saints shout for joy.
10 For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine
11 The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn
from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that
I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne
13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his
14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired
15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her
poor 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 to bud: I have ordained
a lamp for mine anointed.
18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall
his crown flourish.