David in his prayer commendeth unto God the religious care he had for the Ark.
Psalms 132:1 A Song of the Ascents. Remember, Jehovah, for David, all his afflictions. Psalms 132:2 Who hath sworn to Jehovah. He hath vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob: Psalms 132:3 'If I enter into the tent of my house, If I go up on the couch of my bed, Psalms 132:4 If I give sleep to mine eyes, To mine eyelidsslumber, Psalms 132:5 Till I do find a place for Jehovah, Tabernacles for the Mighty One of Jacob. Psalms 132:6 'Lo, we have heard it in Ephratah, We have found it in the fields of the forest. Psalms 132:7 We come in to His tabernacles, We bow ourselves at His footstool.
His prayer at the removing of the Ark,
Psalms 132:8 Arise, O Jehovah, to Thy rest, Thou, and the ark of Thy strength, Psalms 132:9 Thy priests do put on righteousness, And Thy pious ones cry aloud. Psalms 132:10 For the sake of David Thy servant, Turn not back the face of Thine anointed.
with a repetition of God's promises.
Psalms 132:11 Jehovah hath sworn truth to David, He turneth not back from it: Of the fruit of thy body, I set on the throne for thee. Psalms 132:12 If thy sons keep My covenant, And My testimonies that I teach them, Their sons also for ever and ever, Do sit on the throne for thee. Psalms 132:13 For Jehovah hath fixed on Zion, He hath desired [it] for a seat to Himself, Psalms 132:14 This [is] My rest for ever and ever, Here do I sit, for I have desired it. Psalms 132:15 Her provision I greatly bless, Her needy ones I satisfy [with] bread, Psalms 132:16 And her priests I clothe [with] salvation, And her pious ones do sing aloud. Psalms 132:17 There I cause to spring up a horn for David, I have arranged a lamp for Mine anointed. Psalms 132:18 His enemies I do clothe [with] shame, And upon him doth his crown flourish!