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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Book V
Prayer for Jehovah’s Blessing Upon the Sanctuary
A Song of Ascents.
[1]  JEHOVAH, remember for David
All his affliction;
[2]  How he sware unto Jehovah,
And vowed unto the Mighty One of Jacob:
[3]  Surely I will not come into the tabernacle 1 of my house,
Nor go up into my 2 bed;
[4]  I will not give sleep to mine eyes,
Or slumber to mine eyelids;
[5]  Until I find out a place for Jehovah,
A 3 tabernacle for the Mighty One of Jacob.
[6]  Lo, we heard of it Ephrathah: 4
We found it in the field of the 5 wood.
[7]  We will go into his tabernacles;
We will worship at his footstool.
[8]  Arise, O Jehovah, into thy resting place;
Thou, and the ark of thy strength.
[9]  Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness;
And let thy saints shout for joy.
[10]  For thy servant David’s sake
Turn not away the face of thine anointed.
[11]  Jehovah hath sworn unto David in truth;
He will not turn from it:
Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
[12]  If thy children will keep my covenant
And my testimony that I shall teach them,
Their children also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore.
[13]  For Jehovah hath chosen Zion;
He hath desired it for his habitation.
[14]  This is my resting-place for ever:
Here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
[15]  I will abundantly 6 bless her provision:
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
[16]  Her priests also will I clothe with salvation;
And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
[17]  There will I make the 7 horn of David to bud:
I have ordained 8 a lamp for mine anointed.
[18]  His enemies will I clothe with shame;
But upon himself shall his crown flourish.
Note 1. Heb. tent. [back]
Note 2. Heb. the couch of my bed. [back]
Note 3. Heb. Tabernacles. [back]
Note 4. Or, Ephraim. [back]
Note 5. Or, Jaar. See 1 Chr. 13. 5. [back]
Note 6. Or, surely. [back]
Note 7. Or, a horn to spring forth unto David. [back]
Note 8. Or, prepared. [back]


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