A Song of degrees.
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LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:
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How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
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Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
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I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
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Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
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Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
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We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
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Arise, O LORD, into thy rest;
thou, and the ark of thy strength.
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Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness;
and let thy saints shout for joy.
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For thy servant David’s sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
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The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David;
he will not turn from it;
Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
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If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
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For the LORD hath chosen Zion;
he hath desired it for his habitation.
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This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell;
for I have desired it.
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I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
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I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
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There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
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His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.