A Song of degrees.
1 יהוה, remember Dawid, and all his afflictions;
2 How he sware unto יהוה, and vowed unto the mighty of Jacob (Yaaqov);
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 יהוה, a habitation for the mighty of Jacob (Yaaqov).
6 Behold, 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 יהוה, into Your rest; You, and the ark of Your strength.
9 Let Your priests (kohanim) be clothed with righteousness; and let Your faithful ones (chasidim) shout for joy.
10 For your servant Dawid’s sake turn not away the face of Your anointed (mashiach).
11 יהוה hath sworn in truth unto Dawid; He will not turn from it: “Of the fruit of your body will I set upon your throne.
12 If your children will keep My covenant and My testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon your throne forevermore.”
13 For יהוה hath chosen Zion (Tsiyon); He hath desired it for His habitation.
14 This is my rest forever; 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 (kohanim) with salvation: and her faithful ones (chasidim) shall shout aloud for joy.
17 There will I make the horn of Dawid to bud; I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed (mashiach).
18 His enemies will I clothe with shame, but upon himself shall his crown flourish.