Good News Translation
In Praise of the Temple
1Lord, do not forget David
and all the hardships he endured.
2Remember, Lord, what he promised,
the vow he made to you, the Mighty God of Jacob:
3“I will not go home or go to bed;
4I will not rest or sleep,
5until I provide a place for the Lord,
a home for the Mighty God of Jacob.”
and we found it in the fields of Jearim.
7We said, “Let us go to the Lord's house;
let us worship before his throne.”
8Come to the Temple, Lord, with the Covenant Box,
the symbol of your power,
and stay here forever.
9May your priests do always what is right;
may your people shout for joy!
10You made a promise to your servant David;
do not reject your chosen king, Lord.
a promise you will not take back:
“I will make one of your sons king,
and he will rule after you.
12If your sons are true to my covenant
and to the commands I give them,
their sons, also, will succeed you for all time as kings.”
13The Lord has chosen Zion;
he wants to make it his home:
14“This is where I will live forever;
this is where I want to rule.
15I will richly provide Zion with all she needs;
I will satisfy her poor with food.
16I will bless her priests in all they do,
and her people will sing and shout for joy.
here I will preserve the rule of my chosen king.
18I will cover his enemies with shame,
but his kingdom will prosper and flourish.”
Good News Translation® (Today’s English Version, Second Edition)
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