Lord, remember David, and all his trouble, how he swore
unto the Lord, and vowed a vow unto the Almighty God of
Jacob: I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house,
nor climb up into my bed;
I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber, neither the temples of my head to take any rest, until I find out a place for the temple of the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
Lo, we heard of the same at Ephratah, and found it in the wood.
We will go into his tabernacle, and fall low on our knees before his footstool.
Arise, O Lord, into thy restingplace, thou, and the ark of thy strength.
Let thy priests be
clothed with righteousness;
and let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
For thy servant David’s sake, turn not away the presence of thine Anointed.
The Lord hath made a faithful oath unto David, and he shall not shrink from it: Of the fruit of thy body shall I set upon thy seat.
If thy children will keep my covenant, and my
testimonies that I shall learn them;
their children also shall sit upon thy seat for evermore.
For the Lord hath chosen
Sion to be an habitation for himself;
he hath longed for her.
This shall be my rest for ever: here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.
I will bless her victuals with increase, and will satisfy her poor with bread.
I will deck her priests with health, and her saints shall rejoice and sing.
There shall I make the horn of David to flourish;
I have ordained a lantern for mine Anointed.
As for his enemies, I
shall clothe them with shame;
but upon himself shall his crown flourish.