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Psalm 132 Mar. 16 A Song of Ascents.  1Yahweh, remember David and all his affliction, 2how he swore to Yahweh, and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob: 3Surely I will not come under the roof of my house, nor go up into my bed; 4I will not give sleep to my eyes, or slumber to my eyelids; 5until I find out a place for Yahweh, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob. 6Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah. We found it in the field of Jaar: 7We will go into His dwelling place. We will worship at His footstool. 8Arise, Yahweh, into Your resting place; You, and the ark of Your strength. 9Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, let Your saints shout for joy! 10For Your servant David’s sake, don’t turn away the face of Your anointed one. 11Yahweh has sworn to David in truth, He will not turn from it: I will set the fruit of your body on your throne. 12If your children will keep My covenant, My testimony that I will teach them, their children also will sit on your throne forever. 13For Yahweh has chosen Zion, He has desired it for His habitation. 14This is my resting place forever. Here I will live, for I have desired it. 15I will abundantly bless her provision. I will satisfy her poor with bread. 16Her priests I will also clothe with salvation, her holy people will shout aloud for joy. 17There I will make the horn of David to bud. I have ordained a lamp for my anointed. 18I will clothe his enemies with shame, but on himself, his crown will be splendid.   


132 The mutuality possible between God and man is brought out by the structure of several of the Psalms, in which God and David are shown to be involved in a dynamic, two way relationship. Consider this Psalm: A (:1,2) David swears to God; B (:3-5) What David swore; C (:6,7) Search for a dwelling place; D (:8) Prayer to enter into rest; E (:9) Prayer for priests; F (:9) Prayer for saints / holy ones; G (:10) Prayer for Messiah. This was responded to by God: A1 (:11) God swears to David; B1 (:11,12) What God swore; C1 (:13) Designation of the dwelling place; D1 (:14,15) Answer to prayer in D; 1 (:16) Answer to prayer in E; F1 (:16) Answer to prayer in F; G1 (:17,18) Answer to prayer in G.