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1 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions:

2 How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;

3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;

4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,

5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.

7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.

8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.

9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

10 For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.

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.

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.

13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.

14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 132

The excellency of brotherly Love.
- We cannot say too much, it were Well if enough could be said,
to persuade people to live together in peace. It is good for us,
for our honour and comfort; and brings constant delight to those
who live in unity. The pleasantness of this is likened to the
holy anointing Oil. This is the Fruit of the Spirit, the proof
of our union with Christ, and adorns his Gospel. It is
profitable as Well as pleasing; it brings blessings numerous as
the drops of Dew. It cools the scorching heat of men's passions,
as the dews cool the Air and refresh the Earth. It moistens the
Heart, and makes it fit to receive the good seed of the Word,
and to make it fruitful. See the proof of the excellency of
brotherly Love: where brethren Dwell together in unity, the Lord
commands the blessing. God commands the blessing; Man can but
Beg a blessing. Believers that live in Love and peace, shall
have the God of Love and peace with them now, and they shall
shortly be with him for ever, in the world of endless Love and
peace. May all who Love the Lord forbear and forgive one
another, as God, for Christ's sake, hath forgiven them.

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