1 LORD, remember David ¶ and all his self-denial.
2 He swore an oath to the LORD, ¶ he made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 "I will not enter my house or go to my bed,
4 I will allow no sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,
5 till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6 We heard it in Ephrathah, ¶ we came upon it in the fields of Jaar: [^1]
7 "Let us go to his dwelling place, let us worship at his footstool, saying,
8 'Arise, LORD, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
9 May your priests be clothed with your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.'"
10 For the sake of your servant David, ¶ do not reject your anointed one.
11 The LORD swore an oath to David, ¶ a sure oath he will not revoke: ¶ "One of your own descendants ¶ I will place on your throne.
12 If your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, ¶ then their sons will sit ¶ on your throne for ever and ever."
13 For the LORD has chosen Zion, ¶ he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,
14 "This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.
15 I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor I will satisfy with food.
16 I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her faithful people will ever sing for joy.
17 "Here I will make a horn [^2] grow for David ¶ and set up a lamp for my anointed one.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but his head will be adorned with a radiant crown."