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1     ¶ A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:
2     How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
3     Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
4     I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
5     Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6     Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
7     We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
8     Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; 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     ¶ 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.
12     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.
13     For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
14     This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15     I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16     I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17     There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
18     His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.



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