Psalm 132

Prayer for Jehovah’s blessing upon the sanctuary.

A Song of Ascents.

132 Jehovah, remember for David
All his affliction;
How he sware unto Jehovah,
And vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob:
Surely I will not come into the [a]tabernacle of my house,
Nor go up into [b]my bed;
I will not give sleep to mine eyes,
Or slumber to mine eyelids;
Until I find out a place for Jehovah,
[c]A tabernacle for the Mighty One of Jacob.
Lo, we heard of it in [d]Ephrathah:
We found it in the field of [e]the wood.
We will go into his tabernacles;
We will worship at his footstool.
Arise, O Jehovah, into thy resting-place;
Thou, and the ark of thy strength.
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 anointed.
11 Jehovah hath sworn unto David in truth;
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 also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore.
13 For Jehovah hath chosen Zion;
He hath desired it for his habitation.
14 This is my resting-place for ever:
Here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15 I will [f]abundantly bless her provision:
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 Her priests also will I clothe with salvation;
And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 There will I make [g]the horn of David to bud:
I have [h]ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
18 His enemies will I clothe with shame;
But upon himself shall his crown flourish.


  1. Psalm 132:3 Hebrew tent.
  2. Psalm 132:3 Hebrew the couch of my bed.
  3. Psalm 132:5 Hebrew Tabernacles.
  4. Psalm 132:6 Or, Ephraim
  5. Psalm 132:6 Or, Jaar. See 1 Chr. 13:5.
  6. Psalm 132:15 Or, surely
  7. Psalm 132:17 Or, a horn to spring forth unto David
  8. Psalm 132:17 Or, prepared