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Psalms 132

Introduction

1David in his prayer commends unto God the religious care he had for the ark.
8His prayer at the removing of the ark;
11with a repetition of God's promises.

Verse 1

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
120:1; 121:1; 122:1; 123:1; 124:1; 125:1; 126:1; 127:1; 128:1; *titles; 129:1; 130:1; 131:1; *titles
remember
25:6,7; Genesis 8:1; Exodus 2:24; Lamentations 3:19; 5:1
all his afflictions
1 Samuel 18:1-30; 2 Samuel 15:1-20
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 1:11 - remember; 2 Samuel 6:1 - General; 1 Kings 11:13 - for David; 2 Chronicles 6:42 - remember; 2 Chronicles 17:3 - he walked; Nehemiah 13:22 - Remember; Acts 7:46 - and desired

Verse 2

How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
he sware
56:12; 65:1; 66:13,14; 116:14-18; 119:106; 2 Samuel 7:1
the mighty
5; 46:11; 50:1; 146:5,6; Genesis 49:24
Reciprocal: Genesis 28:20 - vowed; Exodus 3:6 - I am; Leviticus 5:4 - to do evil; Numbers 21:2 - vowed; 1 Samuel 1:11 - remember; Isaiah 45:23 - every tongue; John 12:3 - ointment

Verse 3

Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
I will not
Ecclesiastes 9:10; Haggai 1:4; Matthew 6:33
Reciprocal: Genesis 24:33 - General; 2 Kings 1:16 - on which thou art gone up; 1 Chronicles 28:2 - rest

Verse 4

I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
give sleep
Genesis 24:33; Ruth 3:18; Proverbs 6:4

Verse 5

Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
I find
2 Samuel 6:17; 1 Chronicles 15:3,12; Acts 7:46
an habitation
Heb. habitations.
1 Kings 8:27; 2 Chronicles 2:6; Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:47-49; Ephesians 2:22
for the mighty
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:24 - the mighty; Exodus 15:2 - an habitation; 2 Samuel 7:2 - the ark; 1 Chronicles 17:1 - the ark; 1 Chronicles 22:7 - it was in; 2 Chronicles 1:4 - for he had pitched; 2 Chronicles 6:2 - I have built

Verse 6

Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
at Ephratah
Ruth 1:2; 1 Samuel 17:12; Micah 5:2
we found
1 Samuel 7:1; 1 Chronicles 13:5,6
Reciprocal: Genesis 35:16 - Ephrath; Ruth 4:11 - Ephratah; 2 Samuel 6:12 - So David; 1 Chronicles 13:3 - the ark; 2 Chronicles 1:4 - for he had pitched

Verse 7

We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
will go
5:7; 66:13,14; 118:19; 122:1; Isaiah 2:3
worship
95:6; 99:5,9; Lamentations 2:1
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 28:2 - the footstool; Isaiah 60:13 - the place; Isaiah 66:1 - The heaven

Verse 8

Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
Arise
68:1; Numbers 10:35,36; 2 Chronicles 6:41,42
the ark
78:61
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 6:17 - they brought; 1 Chronicles 6:31 - after that; 1 Chronicles 16:1 - in the midst; 2 Chronicles 5:7 - the priests; Psalm 24:7 - shall; Psalm 105:4 - his strength; Psalm 132:14 - my rest; Ezekiel 24:21 - the excellency

Verse 9

Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
thy priests
16; 93:1; 104:1; Job 29:14; Isaiah 61:10; Romans 13:14; 1 Peter 5:5; Revelation 19:8
let thy saints
35:26,27; 68:3; 70:4; Judges 5:31
shout
47:1; Isaiah 65:14; Ezra 3:11,12; Zephaniah 3:14; Zechariah 9:9
Reciprocal: Exodus 28:2 - holy garments; Leviticus 8:13 - Moses; Psalm 30:4 - Sing; Psalm 68:1 - God arise; Proverbs 31:25 - Strength; Jeremiah 31:14 - satiate; Luke 15:22 - the best; Acts 6:7 - the priests; Ephesians 3:18 - with

Verse 10

For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
thy servant
1 Kings 11:12,13,34; 15:4,5; 2 Kings 19:34; Hosea 3:5
turn not
84:9; 89:38,39; 2 Chronicles 6:42
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:16 - deny me not; Psalm 18:50 - to his; Isaiah 10:27 - because

Verse 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.
sworn
89:3,4,33,37; 110:4; 1 Samuel 15:29; Jeremiah 33:20-26; Hebrews 6:18
Of the fruit
2 Samuel 7:12; 1 Kings 8:25; 2 Chronicles 6:16; Luke 1:69,70; Acts 2:30
body
Heb. belly.
Reciprocal: Genesis 3:15 - her seed; Deuteronomy 28:11 - body; 1 Kings 1:13 - sit; 1 Kings 1:46 - General; 1 Kings 1:48 - which; 1 Kings 2:4 - his word; 1 Kings 9:5 - I will establish; 1 Chronicles 17:11 - I will raise; 1 Chronicles 29:23 - sat on the throne; 2 Chronicles 1:9 - let thy promise; 2 Chronicles 7:18 - as I have; 2 Chronicles 21:7 - as he promised; Psalm 16:5 - thou; Psalm 60:6 - God; Psalm 89:29 - His seed; Psalm 89:35 - Once; Psalm 89:49 - thou; Psalm 147:14 - filleth; Jeremiah 17:25 - sitting; Jeremiah 33:21 - may; Matthew 1:1 - the son of David; Luke 1:32 - give; Luke 1:55 - General; Luke 24:27 - and all; John 7:42 - not; Acts 7:46 - found; Acts 13:23 - this; Acts 26:6 - the promise

Verse 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.
If thy children
89:30-35
their children
102:28; 115:14; Isaiah 9:7; 59:21; Luke 1:32,33
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:20 - right hand; 2 Samuel 7:12 - I will set; 1 Kings 1:13 - sit; 1 Kings 1:48 - which; 1 Kings 2:4 - his word; 1 Kings 2:12 - sat Solomon; 1 Kings 2:33 - his house; 1 Kings 3:14 - if thou; 1 Kings 6:12 - if thou wilt; 1 Kings 6:13 - I will dwell; 1 Kings 9:5 - I will establish; 1 Chronicles 28:7 - Moreover; 2 Chronicles 1:9 - let thy promise; 2 Chronicles 6:16 - saying; 2 Chronicles 7:18 - as I have; 2 Chronicles 17:5 - the Lord; Psalm 78:68 - mount; Psalm 89:4 - General; Psalm 89:49 - thou; Psalm 103:18 - To such; Psalm 119:88 - so shall I; Jeremiah 17:25 - sitting; Jeremiah 33:21 - may; Lamentations 1:6 - all

Verse 13

For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
the Lord
76:1,2; 78:68,69; Isaiah 14:32; Hebrews 12:22
he hath desired
48:1-3; 68:16; 87:2
Reciprocal: Exodus 20:24 - in all places; Leviticus 26:11 - I will; Deuteronomy 12:5 - habitation; Joshua 9:27 - in the place; 2 Samuel 5:7 - Zion; 1 Kings 6:13 - I will dwell; 1 Kings 8:13 - a settled; 1 Kings 8:16 - 1chose; 1 Kings 8:44 - toward the city; 1 Kings 9:3 - mine eyes; 1 Kings 11:13 - for Jerusalem's; 1 Kings 14:21 - the city; 2 Kings 21:4 - In Jerusalem; 2 Kings 21:7 - In this house; 1 Chronicles 11:5 - the castle; 1 Chronicles 22:1 - This is the house; 1 Chronicles 23:25 - that they may dwell in Jerusalem; 2 Chronicles 5:2 - which is Zion; 2 Chronicles 6:2 - I have built; 2 Chronicles 6:6 - But I have chosen Jerusalem; 2 Chronicles 7:12 - have chosen; 2 Chronicles 30:8 - which he hath; 2 Chronicles 32:19 - the God; 2 Chronicles 33:7 - God had said; Ezra 6:12 - caused; Psalm 2:6 - my; Psalm 3:4 - his; Psalm 9:11 - which; Psalm 24:3 - the hill; Psalm 43:3 - thy holy; Psalm 68:18 - that; Psalm 74:2 - this mount; Psalm 122:4 - Whither; Psalm 125:1 - be as mount; Psalm 135:21 - which dwelleth; Isaiah 18:4 - I will; Isaiah 25:10 - in this; Isaiah 65:11 - my holy; Jeremiah 17:25 - and this; Lamentations 1:6 - all; Ezekiel 23:4 - Aholibah; Ezekiel 35:10 - whereas; Habakkuk 2:20 - the Lord; Haggai 1:8 - and I will take; Zechariah 1:17 - choose; Matthew 23:21 - and by; John 4:20 - and ye; Revelation 14:1 - mount

Verse 14

This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
my rest
8; Isaiah 11:10; 66:1; Zephaniah 3:17
here will
68:18; 76:2; 135:21; 1 Kings 8:13,27; Isaiah 8:18; 12:6; 57:15; Joel 3:21; Ephesians 2:22; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 21:23
for I have
87:2
Reciprocal: Exodus 20:24 - in all places; Leviticus 26:11 - I will; Numbers 35:34 - dwell among; Deuteronomy 12:5 - habitation; Deuteronomy 33:12 - The beloved; Joshua 9:27 - in the place; 1 Kings 8:44 - toward the city; 1 Kings 9:3 - mine eyes; 1 Kings 11:13 - for Jerusalem's; 1 Kings 14:21 - the city; 2 Kings 21:4 - In Jerusalem; 2 Kings 21:7 - In this house; 1 Chronicles 6:31 - after that; 1 Chronicles 22:1 - This is the house; 1 Chronicles 23:25 - that they may dwell in Jerusalem; 1 Chronicles 28:2 - rest; 2 Chronicles 6:2 - I have built; 2 Chronicles 7:12 - have chosen; 2 Chronicles 7:16 - have 1chosen; 2 Chronicles 30:8 - which he hath; 2 Chronicles 32:19 - the God; 2 Chronicles 33:7 - God had said; Ezra 6:12 - caused; Psalm 2:6 - my; Psalm 3:4 - his; Psalm 9:11 - which; Psalm 24:3 - the hill; Psalm 43:3 - thy holy; Psalm 68:16 - the hill; Psalm 74:2 - this mount; Psalm 125:1 - be as mount; Isaiah 14:32 - the Lord; Isaiah 18:4 - I will; Isaiah 25:10 - in this; Jeremiah 17:25 - and this; Jeremiah 25:30 - his holy; Ezekiel 23:4 - Aholibah; Ezekiel 34:26 - my hill; Ezekiel 35:10 - whereas; Ezekiel 43:7 - where I; Ezekiel 48:35 - The Lord; Daniel 2:11 - whose; Hosea 5:15 - return; Habakkuk 2:20 - the Lord; Haggai 1:8 - and I will take; Zechariah 1:17 - choose; Matthew 23:21 - and by; Revelation 14:1 - mount

Verse 15

I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
abundantly
or, surely. bless her provision.
147:14; Exodus 23:25; Leviticus 26:4,5; Deuteronomy 28:2-5; Proverbs 3:9,10; Haggai 1:6,9; Haggai 2:16-19; Malachi 2:2; Matthew 14:19-21; Luke 1:53; 2 Corinthians 9:10,11
I will satisfy
22:26; 33:18,19; 36:8; 37:3,19; Deuteronomy 14:29; Isaiah 33:16; Jeremiah 31:14; Matthew 5:6; 6:32,33; Mark 8:6-9
Reciprocal: Ruth 1:6 - in giving; Psalm 72:7 - In his days; Psalm 107:9 - General; Psalm 145:16 - openest

Verse 16

I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
clothe
9; 140:4; 2 Chronicles 6:41; Isaiah 61:10; Galatians 3:27
her saints
Hosea 11:12; Zechariah 9:9,15-17; John 16:24
Reciprocal: Exodus 28:2 - holy garments; Psalm 35:27 - shout; Psalm 149:4 - beautify; Proverbs 29:6 - but; Proverbs 31:25 - Strength; Jeremiah 31:14 - satiate; Jeremiah 43:12 - putteth; Luke 15:22 - the best; Acts 6:7 - the priests; 1 Peter 5:5 - be clothed

Verse 17

There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
will I make
92:10; 148:14; Ezekiel 29:21; Luke 1:69
I have ordained
1 Kings 11:36; 15:4; 2 Chronicles 21:7; Luke 2:30-32
lamp
or, candle.
Reciprocal: Numbers 17:8 - budded; 2 Samuel 3:18 - By the hand; 2 Samuel 21:17 - quench; 1 Kings 11:13 - for David; 1 Kings 12:16 - now see; 2 Chronicles 10:16 - David; Psalm 16:5 - thou; Psalm 18:2 - horn; Psalm 18:28 - candle; Psalm 89:17 - our horn; Isaiah 10:27 - because; Jeremiah 33:21 - may; Lamentations 2:3 - the horn; Acts 26:6 - the promise

Verse 18

His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
His enemies
21:8,9; 35:26; 109:29; Job 8:22; Daniel 12:2
but upon
72:8-11; Isaiah 9:6,7; 58:10-12; Matthew 28:18; Luke 1:32,33; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 17:14 Reciprocal: Genesis 49:26 - they shall; Numbers 17:8 - budded; 2 Samuel 3:18 - By the hand; 2 Samuel 6:15 - David; 2 Kings 11:12 - put the crown; 2 Chronicles 23:11 - put upon; 2 Chronicles 32:21 - with shame; Psalm 6:10 - Let all; Psalm 16:5 - thou; Psalm 25:3 - let; Psalm 44:7 - put them; Psalm 71:13 - covered; Psalm 89:23 - plague; Psalm 109:19 - as the garment; Proverbs 3:35 - but; Proverbs 12:8 - he; Isaiah 10:27 - because; Jeremiah 43:12 - putteth; Ezekiel 26:16 - clothe; Obadiah 1:10 - shame; Luke 1:69 - an; Luke 13:17 - all his; Hebrews 1:13 - until

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 132". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-132.html.