Amplified Bible

Psalm 132

Prayer for the Lord’s Blessing Upon the Sanctuary.

A Song of [a]Ascents.

1O Lord, remember on David’s behalf
All his hardship and affliction;

How he swore to the Lord
And vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:

“I absolutely will not enter my house,
Nor get into my bed—

I certainly will not permit my eyes to sleep
Nor my eyelids to slumber,

Until I find a place for the Lord,
A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob (Israel).”


Behold, we heard of it at Ephrathah;
We found it in the field of Jaar.

Let us go into His tabernacle;
Let us worship at His footstool.

Arise, O Lord, to Your resting place,
You and the ark [the symbol] of Your strength.

Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness (right living),
And let Your godly ones shout for joy.

10 
For the sake of Your servant David,
Do not turn away the face of Your anointed.
11 
The Lord swore to David
A truth from which He will not turn back:
“One of your [b]descendants I will set upon your throne.
12 
“If your children will keep My covenant
And My testimony which I will teach them,
Their children also shall sit upon your throne forever.”

13 
For the Lord has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His dwelling place:
14 
“This is My resting place forever” [says the Lord];
“Here will I dwell, for I have desired it.
15 
“I will abundantly bless her provisions;
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 
“Her priests also I will clothe with salvation,
And her godly ones will shout aloud for joy.
17 
“There I will make the horn (strength) of David grow;
I have prepared a lamp for My anointed [fulfilling the promises].
18 
“His enemies I will clothe with shame,
But upon himself shall his crown shine.”

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 132:1 See Psalm 120 title note.
  2. Psalm 132:11 Lit the fruit of your body.

The Message

Psalm 132

A Pilgrim Song

11-5 O God, remember David,
    remember all his troubles!
And remember how he promised God,
    made a vow to the Strong God of Jacob,
“I’m not going home,
    and I’m not going to bed,
I’m not going to sleep,
    not even take time to rest,
Until I find a home for God,
    a house for the Strong God of Jacob.”

6-7 Remember how we got the news in Ephrathah,
    learned all about it at Jaar Meadows?
We shouted, “Let’s go to the shrine dedication!
    Let’s worship at God’s own footstool!”

8-10 Up, God, enjoy your new place of quiet repose,
    you and your mighty covenant ark;
Get your priests all dressed up in justice;
    prompt your worshipers to sing this prayer:
“Honor your servant David;
    don’t disdain your anointed one.”

11-18 God gave David his word,
    he won’t back out on this promise:
“One of your sons
    I will set on your throne;
If your sons stay true to my Covenant
    and learn to live the way I teach them,
Their sons will continue the line—
    always a son to sit on your throne.
Yes—I, God, chose Zion,
    the place I wanted for my shrine;
This will always be my home;
    this is what I want, and I’m here for good.
I’ll shower blessings on the pilgrims who come here,
    and give supper to those who arrive hungry;
I’ll dress my priests in salvation clothes;
    the holy people will sing their hearts out!
Oh, I’ll make the place radiant for David!
    I’ll fill it with light for my anointed!
I’ll dress his enemies in dirty rags,
    but I’ll make his crown sparkle with splendor.”