The LORD Has Chosen Zion
A song of ascents.
1O LORD, remember on behalf of David
all the hardships he endured,
2 how he swore an oath to the LORD,
and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 “I will not enter my house
or get into my bed,
4 I will not give sleep to my eyes
5 until I find a place for the LORD,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob. a”
we found it in the fields of Jaar.
7 Let us go to His dwelling place;
let us worship at His footstool.
8 Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place,
You and the ark of Your strength.
9 May Your priests be clothed with righteousness,
and Your saints shout for joy.
10 For the sake of Your servant David,
11 The LORD swore an oath to David,
a promise He will not revoke:
“One of your descendants
I will place on your throne. c
12 If your sons keep My covenant
and the testimony I will teach them,
then their sons will also sit on your throne
forever and ever.”
13 For the LORD has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His home:
14 “This is My resting place forever and ever;
here I will dwell, for I have desired this home.
15 I will bless her with abundant provisions;
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 I will clothe her priests with salvation,
and her saints will sing out in joy.
17 There I will make a horn grow for David;
I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one.
18 I will clothe his enemies with shame,
but the crown upon him will gleam.”
5 a LXX for the God of Jacob ; see Acts 7:46.
6 b Literally Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah
11 c Literally “From the fruit of your body I will set (one) on your throne. Cited in Acts 2:30