¶ The song of the stairs.LORD, remember David and all his trouble. How he swore unto the LORD, and vowed a vow unto the allmighty one of Iacob: I will not come within the tabernacle of my house, nor climb up in my bed. I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber. Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty one of Iacob. Lo, we heard of the same at Ephrata, and found it in the wood. We will go into his tabernacle, and fall down before his footstool. Arise, O LORD, into thy resting place, thou and the ark of thy strength. Let thy Priests be clothed with righteousness, and let thy saints rejoice. For thy servant David's sake turn not away the presence of thine anointed.
¶ The LORD hath made a faithful oath unto David, and he shall not shrink from it: Of the fruit of the body shall I set upon thy seat. If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimony that I shall learn them: their children also shall sit upon thy seat for evermore. For the LORD hath chosen Sion, to be an habitation for himself hath he chosen her. This shall be my rest, here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein. I will bless her vitailles with increase, and will satisfy her poor with bread. I will deck her Priests with health, and her saints shall rejoice and be glad. There shall I make the horn of David to flourish, I have ordained a lantern for mine anointed. As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame, but upon himself shall his crown flourish.