David's covenant -- God's promises to his people. (A Song of degrees.)
1)Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions;
2)How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
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 the Lord, a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6)Lo, 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 Lord, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
9)Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
10)For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
11)The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
12)If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
13)For the Lord hath chosen Zion; 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 with salvation; and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17)There will I make the horn of David to bud; I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
18)His enemies will I clothe with shame; but upon himself shall his crown flourish.