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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.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 132

Psalm 132

A song for those who go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord.

Lord, remember David
    and all the times he didn’t do what he wanted.

Lord, he made a promise.
    Mighty One of Jacob, he made a promise to you.
He said, “I won’t enter my house
    or go to bed.
I won’t let my eyes sleep.
    I won’t close my eyelids
until I find a place for the Lord.
    I want to build a house for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Here are the words we heard in Ephrathah.
    We heard them again in the fields of Kiriath Jearim.
“Let us go to the Lord’s house.
    Let us worship at his feet. Let us say,
Lord, rise up and come to your resting place.
    Come in together with the ark. It’s the sign of your power.
May your priests put on godliness as if it were their clothes.
    May your faithful people sing for joy.’ ”

10 In honor of your servant David,
    don’t turn your back on your anointed king.

11 The Lord made a promise to David.
    It is a firm promise that he will never break.
He said, “After you die,
    I will place one of your own sons on your throne.
12 If your sons keep my covenant
    and the laws I teach them,
then their sons will sit
    on your throne for ever and ever.”

13 The Lord has chosen Zion.
    That’s the place where he wants to live.
14 He has said, “This will be my resting place for ever and ever.
    Here I will sit on my throne, because that’s what I want.
15 I will greatly bless Zion with everything it needs.
    I will give plenty of food to the poor people living there.
16 I will put salvation on its priests as if it were their clothes.
    God’s faithful people will always sing for joy.

17 “Here in Jerusalem I will raise up a mighty king from the family of David.
    I will set up the lamp of David’s kingdom for my anointed king.
    Its flame will burn brightly forever.
18 I will put shame on his enemies as if it were their clothes.
    But he will wear on his head a shining crown.”