A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:
Afflictions — All his sufferings for thy sake.
 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
Until — Until I have raised an house in which the ark may be put.
 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
It — Of the ark.
Ephratah — In the tribe of Ephraim, which was called also Ephratah.
Found it — Afterwards we found it in Kirjath-jearim, which signifies a city of woods, in the territory whereof the ark was seated for twenty years.
 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
Tabernacles — Into his temple.
Footstool — The ark, is often said to sit between the cherubim, which were above the ark.
 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
Rest — Into thy resting place, the temple so called, Isaiah 66:1, where thou hast now a fixed habitation.
The ark — The seat of thy powerful and glorious presence.
 For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
David's sake — In regard of thy promises vouchsafed to David.
Turn not — Cast me not out of thy presence.
Of — Of me whom thou hast anointed to be king over thy people.
 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
Salvation — With thy saving graces and blessings.
 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
There — In Jerusalem.
To bud — His power and glory to flourish.
A lamp — A successor to continue for ever in his family, as this phrase is expounded 15:4, and particularly one eminent and glorious light, namely, the Messiah.