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How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
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.
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.
For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

132:6 Ephratah. Ephratah is the same place as Bethlehem. Micah, a contemporary of Hezekiah (Micah 1:1), had prophesied that the Messiah would be born at Bethlehem Ephratah (Micah 5:2), and Hezekiah very likely knew of this prophecy. If Hezekiah wrote this psalm, he may have foreseen by divine inspiration the same great event when the Lord would finally fulfill His promise to David (and therefore also to Hezekiah) that “thine anointed,” or Messiah (Psalm 132:10) would come, and that “their children [that is, those of David and his seed] shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore” (Psalm 132:12). Prophetically, Hezekiah perhaps saw the event which the shepherds would see “at Ephratah,…in the fields of the wood,” where in a manger, there would be “an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob” (Psalm 132:5).

132:10 thine anointed. “Anointed,” here and in Psalm 132:17 is Messiah, implicitly prophesying of Christ.

132:14 my rest for ever. The prophecy here looks forward to the New Jerusalem, which will be the eternal “habitation” (Psalm 132:13) of the Lord and His people (Revelation 21:2-3).

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