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Jehovah’s Witnesses



Psalm 132:1-18

A Song of the Ascents. 132  Remember, O Jehovah, concerning David+ All his humiliations;+   How he swore to Jehovah,+ How he vowed to the Powerful One+ of Jacob:+   “I will not go into the tent of my house.+ I will not go up on the divan of my grand lounge,+   I will not give sleep to my eyes,+ Nor slumber to my own beaming eyes,+   Until I find a place for Jehovah,+ A grand tabernacle* for the Powerful One of Jacob.”+   Look! We have heard it in Ephʹra·thah,+ We have found it in the fields of the forest.+   Let us come into his grand tabernacle;+ Let us bow down at his footstool.+   Do arise, O Jehovah, to your resting-place,+ You and the ark+ of your strength.+   Let your priests themselves be clothed with righteousness,+ And let your own loyal ones cry out joyfully.+ 10  On account of David your servant,+ Do not turn back the face of your anointed one.*+ 11  Jehovah has sworn to David,+ Truly he will not draw back from it:*+ “Of the fruitage of your belly+ I shall set on your throne.+ 12  If your sons will keep my covenant+ And my reminders that I shall teach them,+ Their sons also forever+ Will sit upon your throne.”+ 13  For Jehovah has chosen Zion;+ He has longed for it* as a dwelling for himself:+ 14  “This is my resting-place forever;+ Here I shall dwell, for I have longed for it.+ 15  Its* provisions I shall bless without fail.+ Its poor ones I shall satisfy with bread.*+ 16  And its priests I shall clothe with salvation;+ And its loyal ones will without fail cry out joyfully. 17  There I shall cause the horn of David to grow.+ I have set in order a lamp for my anointed one.*+ 18  His enemies I shall clothe with shame;+ But upon him his diadem+ will flourish.”*+


Or, “grand residence.” Lit., “tabernacles,” but pl. to denote excellence.
“Your anointed one.” Heb., meshi·cheʹkha; Gr., khri·stouʹ; Syr., meshi·chakh; Lat., chriʹsti.
Or, “a truth from which he will not draw back.”
Or, “her,” fem., referring to “Zion.”
See vs 13 ftn.
Or, “food.”
“For my anointed one.” Heb., lim·shi·chiʹ; Gr., khri·stoiʹ; Syr., lam·shi·cheh; Lat., chriʹsto.
Or, “put forth blossoms.”