132:1 A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, [and] all his a afflictions:
(a) That is, with great difficulty he came to the
kingdom, and with great zeal and care he went about to build your temple.
132:3 Surely I b
will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
(b) Because the chief charge of the king was to
set forth God's glory, he shows that he would take no rest, neither would he
go about any worldly thing, were it never so necessary before he had executed
132:5 Until I find out a
place for the c LORD, an habitation for
the mighty [God] of Jacob.
(c) That is, the ark, which was a sign of God's
132:6 Lo, we heard of it at d
Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
(d) The common instinct was that the ark should
remain in Ephratah, that is, in Bethlehem a plentiful place: but later we
perceived that you would place it in Jerusalem, which was barren as a forest
and compassed about only with hills.
132:8 Arise, O LORD, into thy
e rest; thou, and the ark of thy
(e) That is Jerusalem, because later his Ark
would move to no other place.
132:9 Let thy priests be clothed with f
righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
(f) Let the effect of your grace appear both in
the priests and in the people.
132:10 For thy g
servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
(g) As you first made promise to David, so
continue it to his posterity that whatever they ask for their people, it may
132:12 If thy children will
keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall
also sit upon thy throne for h evermore.
(h) Because this cannot be accomplished but in
Christ, it follows that the promise was spiritual.
132:14 This [is] my rest
for ever: here will I dwell; for I have i
(i) Meaning, for his own sake and not for the
plentifulness of the place: for he promises to bless it, declaring before that
it was barren.
132:16 I will also clothe
her priests with k salvation: and her
saints shall shout aloud for joy.
(k) That is, with my protection, by which they
will be safe.
132:17 There will I make the l
horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
(l) Though his force for a time seemed to be
broken, yet he promises to restore it.