1 Jehovah, remember David and all his affliction.
2 Remember how he swore an oath to Jehovah and made this vow to the Mighty One of Jacob.
3 He said: »I will not step inside my house,
4 get into my bed, shut my eyes, or close my eyelids
5 until I find a place for Jehovah, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.«
6 Now, we have heard about the Ark of the Covenant being in Ephrathah. We found it in Jaar.
7 Let us go to his dwelling place. Let us worship at his footstool.
8 O Jehovah, arise, and come to your resting place with the ark of your power.
9 Clothe your priests with righteousness. Let your godly ones sing with joy.
10 For the sake of your servant David do not reject your anointed one.
11 Jehovah 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.
12 »If your sons are faithful to my covenant and my written instructions that I will teach them, then their descendants will also sit on your throne forever.«
13 Jehovah 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.
15 I will greatly bless all that Zion needs. I will satisfy its needy people with food.
16 I will clothe its priests with salvation. Then its godly ones will sing joyfully.
17 There I will make the horn of David grow give mighty power to David. I will prepare a lamp light for my anointed one.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown on my anointed one will shine.