GOD'S WORD® Translation
1[A song for going up to worship.] O LORD, remember David and all the hardships he endured.
2Remember how he swore an oath to the LORD and made this vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3"I will not step inside my house,
4get into my bed, shut my eyes, or close my eyelids
5until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6Now, we have heard about the ark [of the promise]being in Ephrathah. We have found it in Jaar.
7Let's go to his dwelling place. Let's worship at his footstool.
8O LORD, arise, and come to your resting place with the ark of your power.
9Clothe your priests with righteousness. Let your godly ones sing with joy.
10For the sake of your servant David, do not reject your anointed one.
11The LORD swore an oath to David. This is a truth he will not take back: "I will set one of your own descendants on your throne.
12If your sons are faithful to my promise and my written instructions that I will teach them, then their descendants will also sit on your throne forever."
13The LORD has chosen Zion. He wants it for his home.
14"This will be my resting place forever. Here I will sit enthroned because I want Zion.
15I will certainly bless all that Zion needs. I will satisfy its needy people with food.
16I will clothe its priests with salvation. Then its godly ones will sing joyfully.
17There I will make a horn sprout up for David. I will prepare a lamp for my anointed one.
18I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown on my anointed one will shine."