132 1 The faithful grounding on God’s promise made unto David, desire that he would establish the same, both as touching his posterity, and the building of the Temple, to pray there as was forspoken, Deut. 12:5.

A song of degrees.

Lord, remember David with all his [a]affliction,

Who sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God, of Jacob, saying,

I [b]will not enter into the Tabernacle of mine house, nor come upon my pallet or bed,

Nor suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber,

Until I find out a place for the [c]Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

Lo, we heard of it in [d]Ephrathah, and found it in the fields of the forest.

We will enter into his Tabernacles, and worship before his footstool.

Arise, O Lord, to come into thy [e]rest, thou, and the Ark of thy strength.

Let thy Priests be clothed with [f]righteousness, and let thy Saints rejoice.

10 For thy [g]servant David’s sake refuse not the face of thine Anointed.

11 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David, and he will not shrink from it, saying, Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

12 If thy sons keep my Covenant, and my testimonies, that I shall teach them, their sons also shall sit upon thy throne [h]forever.

13 For the Lord hath chosen Zion, and loved to dwell in it, saying,

14 This is my rest forever: here will I dwell, for I have a [i]delight therein.

15 I will surely bless her vittles, and will satisfy her poor with bread,

16 And will clothe her Priests with [j]salvation, and her Saints shall shout for joy.

17 There will I make the [k]horn of David to bud: for I have ordained a light for mine Anointed.

18 His enemies will I clothe with shame, but on him his crown shall flourish.


  1. Psalm 132:1 That is, with how great difficulty he came to the kingdom, and with how great zeal and care he went about to build thy Temple.
  2. Psalm 132:3 Because the chief charge of the king was to set forth God’s glory, he showeth that he could take no rest, neither would go about any worldly thing, were it never so necessary, before he had executed his office.
  3. Psalm 132:5 That is, the Ark, which was a sign of God’s presence.
  4. Psalm 132:6 The common bruit was that the Ark should remain in Ephrathah, that is, in Bethlehem a plentiful place: but after we perceived that thou wouldest place it in Jerusalem, which was barren as a forest, and compassed about only with hills.
  5. Psalm 132:8 That is, Jerusalem, because that afterward his Ark should remove to none other place.
  6. Psalm 132:9 Let the effect of thy grace both appear in the Priests and in the people.
  7. Psalm 132:10 As thou first madest promise to David, so continue it to his posterity, that whatsoever they shall ask for their people, it may be granted.
  8. Psalm 132:12 Because this cannot be accomplished but in Christ, it followeth, that the promise was spiritual.
  9. Psalm 132:14 Meaning, for his own sake, and not for the plentifulness of the place: for he promiseth to bless it, declaring before that it was barren.
  10. Psalm 132:16 That is, with my protection, whereby they shall be safe.
  11. Psalm 132:17 Though his force for a time seemed to be broken, yet he promiseth to restore it.

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