Psalm 132:3
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New International Version
"I will not enter my house or go to my bed,

New Living Translation
"I will not go home; I will not let myself rest.

English Standard Version
“I will not enter my house or get into my bed,

Berean Study Bible
“I will not enter my house or get into my bed,

New American Standard Bible
"Surely I will not enter my house, Nor lie on my bed;

King James Bible
Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

Christian Standard Bible
"I will not enter my house or get into my bed,

Contemporary English Version
"I won't go home or crawl into bed

Good News Translation
"I will not go home or go to bed;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will not enter my house or get into my bed,

International Standard Version
"I will not enter my house, or lie down on my bed,

NET Bible
He said, "I will not enter my own home, or get into my bed.

New Heart English Bible
"Surely I will not come into the structure of my house, nor go up into my bed;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I shall not ascend to the mattress of my bed, neither shall I give sleep to my eyes”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I will not step inside my house,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely I will not come into the tent of my house, Nor go up into the bed that is spread for me;

New American Standard 1977
“Surely I will not enter my house, Nor lie on my bed;

Jubilee Bible 2000
surely I will not come into the habitation of my house nor go up into my bed,

King James 2000 Bible
Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

American King James Version
Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

American Standard Version
Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, Nor go up into my bed;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I shall enter into the tabernacle of my house: if I shall go up into the bed wherein I lie:

Darby Bible Translation
I will not come into the tent of my house, I will not go up to the couch of my bed;

English Revised Version
Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

Webster's Bible Translation
Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

World English Bible
"Surely I will not come into the structure of my house, nor go up into my bed;

Young's Literal Translation
'If I enter into the tent of my house, If I go up on the couch of my bed,
Study Bible
Remember David's Affliction
2how he swore an oath to the LORD, and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob: 3“I will not enter my house or get into my bed, 4I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,…
Cross References
Job 21:28
For you say, 'Where now is the nobleman's house, and where are the tents in which the wicked dwell?'

Amos 3:12
This is what the LORD says: "As the shepherd snatches from the mouth of the lion two legs or a piece of an ear, so the Israelites dwelling in Samaria will be snatched away with the corner of a bed or the cushion of a couch.

Treasury of Scripture

Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

I will not

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there …

Haggai 1:4 Is it time for you, O you, to dwell in your paneled houses, and this …

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and …

(3-5) It is vain to search the historical accounts for this vow. It may be implied from 2Samuel 7:2, and from the persistent purpose which David certainly nourished. The LXX. and Vulg. give the vow in even greater detail, adding, "and rest to my temples."

(3) Tabernacle.--We have in the mention of tent either a reminiscence of the old nomadic times of the race, or an allusion to David's own wandering and warlike habits.

Verse 3. - Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house. I will not take up my abode quietly and comfortably in my own solid and substantial house (see 2 Samuel 5:11). Nor go up into my bed. Indulge, i.e., in luxurious repose. (Fur a contrary feeling on the part of some Israelites, see Haggai 1:4.) Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house,.... The new house and palace David built for himself after he came to the throne, made of cedar, 2 Samuel 5:11; not that he should never enter into it till he had found a dwelling for God, but that he should not go into it with pleasure till that was done; for this and what follows are hyperboles, as Kimchi observes, and signify that he should have no peace nor satisfaction of mind till this was accomplished. It may be applied to our Lord's ascension to heaven, which was not till after he had purchased the church with his blood, which is the temple and habitation of God;

nor go up into my bed; or "the bed that made for me" (r); the royal bed, a bed of down, with soft pillows, fit for a person of such dignity to lie down on. Ainsworth renders it "the pallets of my bed"; the phrase of going up agrees with the custom of the eastern countries, who have galleries in their chambers where they are set; at one end of each chamber in their houses there is a little gallery raised three, four, or five feet above the floor, with a balustrade in the front of it, with a few steps likewise leading up to it; here they place their beds (s); so that when they went to bed they might with great propriety be said to go up to it; but this David could not do with pleasure, so long as there was no place and habitation for God.

(r) "lectum strati mei, vel stratorum meorum", Gejerus, Michaelis. (s) Dr. Shaw's Travels, p. 209. Ed. 2.132:1-10 David bound himself to find a place for the Lord, for the ark, the token of God's presence. When work is to be done for the Lord, it is good to tie ourselves to a time. It is good in the morning to fix upon work for the day, with submission to Providence, for we know not what a day may bring forth. And we should first, and without delay, seek to have our own hearts made a habitation of God through the Spirit. He prays that God would take up his dwelling in the habitation he had built; that he would give grace to the ministers of the sanctuary to do their duty. David pleads that he was the anointed of the Lord, and this he pleads as a type of Christ, the great Anointed. We have no merit of our own to plead; but, for His sake, in whom there is a fulness of merit, let us find favour. And every true believer in Christ, is an anointed one, and has received from the Holy One the oil of true grace. The request is, that God would not turn away, but hear and answer their petitions for his Son's sake.
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