The Lord Has Chosen Zion

A Song of Ascents.

1Remember, O Lord, in David's favor,

all the hardships he endured,

2how he swore to the Lord

and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,

3“I will not enter my house

or get into my bed,

4I will not give sleep to my eyes

or slumber to my eyelids,

5until I find a place for the Lord,

a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

6Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah;

we found it in the fields of Jaar.

7“Let us go to his dwelling place;

let us worship at his footstool!”

8Arise, O Lord, and go to your resting place,

you and the ark of your might.

9Let your priests be clothed with righteousness,

and let your saints shout for joy.

10For the sake of your servant David,

do not turn away the face of your anointed one.

11The Lord swore to David a sure oath

from which he will not turn back:

“One of the sons of your body

I will set on your throne.

12If your sons keep my covenant

and my testimonies that I shall teach them,

their sons also forever

shall sit on your throne.”

13For the Lord has chosen Zion;

he has desired it for his dwelling place:

14“This is my resting place forever;

here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

15I will abundantly bless her provisions;

I will satisfy her poor with bread.

16Her priests I will clothe with salvation,

and her saints will shout for joy.

17There I will make a horn to sprout for David;

I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.

18His enemies I will clothe with shame,

but on him his crown will shine.”

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