A Song of Degrees
1 Remember, O Jehovah! David With all his affliction:
2 Who sware to Jehovah, [Who] vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 |If I shall enter into the tabernacle of my house, |If I shall go up upon the covering of my bed,
4 |If I give sleep to my eyes, |To my eyelids slumber,
5 |Until I find a place for Jehovah, |Habitations for the mighty God of Jacob,| --
6 Lo! we heard of it at Ephratha; We found it in the fields of the wood.
7 We will enter into his habitations, We will worship at his footstool.
8 Arise, O Jehovah! into thy rest, Thou and the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, And let thy meek ones exult.
10 For the sake of David thy servant Turn not away the face of thy Christ.
11 Sworn hath Jehovah to David in truth, Nor will he turn from it: |Of the fruit of thy belly will I set upon thy throne.
12 |If thy children shall keep my covenant, |And my testimonies, which I will teach them; |Also their children for ever shall sit upon thy throne.|
13 For chosen hath Jehovah Zion; He hath desired her for a habitation to himself.
14 |This is my rest for ever; |Here will I dwell, because I have loved her.
15 |Her provision blessing I will bless;| Her poor I will satisfy with bread.
16 |And her priests I will clothe with salvation; |And her merciful ones with exultation shall exult.
17 |There will I make to bud the horn of David: |I have prepared a lamp for my Christ.
18 |His enemies will I clothe with shame, |And upon him flourish shall his crown.|