1 LORD, remember in David's favor all of his troubles; 2 how he swore an oath to the LORD, vowing to the Mighty One of Jacob, 3 "I will not enter my house, or lie down on my bed, 4 or let myself go to sleep or even take a nap, 5 until I locate a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6 We heard about it in Ephrata; we found it in the fields of Jaar. 7 Let's go to his dwelling place and worship at his footstool. 8 Arise, LORD, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your strength. 9 May your priests be clothed with righteousness and may your godly ones shout for joy. 10 For the sake of your servant David, don't turn away the face of your anointed one.
11 The LORD made an oath to David from which he will not retreat: "One of your sons I will set in place on your throne. 12 If your sons keep my covenant and my statutes that I will teach them, then their sons will also sit on your throne forever."
13 For the LORD has chosen Zion, desiring it as his dwelling place. 14 "This is my resting place forever. Here I will live, because I desire to do so. 15 I will bless its provisions abundantly; I will satiate its poor with food. 16 I will clothe its priests with salvation and its godly ones will shout for joy. 17 There I will create a power base for David I have prepared a lamp for my anointed one. 18 I will clothe his enemies with disgrace, but on him his crown will shine." A Davidic Song of Ascents