A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:
A. M. 2962. B.C. 1042. (Title.) A Song of degrees. Some attribute this Psalm to Solomon; and others refer it to the building of the second temple; but it seems more probable that it was sung at the solemn induction of the ark into the tabernacle of Mount Zion, expressing the holy joy and triumph of that event
all his afflictions
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
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.
for the mighty
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.
let thy saints
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.
Of the fruit
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.
If thy children
For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
he hath desired
This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
for I have
I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
or, surely. bless her provision.
I will satisfy
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.
will I make
I have ordained
His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.