8 'Arise, Lord, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.

Other Translations of Psalm 132:8

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

8 Arise, O Lord, and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.

The Message

8 Up, God, enjoy your new place of quiet repose, you and your mighty covenant ark;

New King James Version

8 Arise, O Lord, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength.

New Living Translation

8 Arise, O Lord, and enter your resting place, along with the Ark, the symbol of your power.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 132:8

Commentary on Psalm 132:1-10

(Read Psalm 132:1-10)

David bound himself to find a place for the Lord, for the ark, the token of God's presence. When work is to be done for the Lord, it is good to tie ourselves to a time. It is good in the morning to fix upon work for the day, with submission to Providence, for we know not what a day may bring forth. And we should first, and without delay, seek to have our own hearts made a habitation of God through the Spirit. He prays that God would take up his dwelling in the habitation he had built; that he would give grace to the ministers of the sanctuary to do their duty. David pleads that he was the anointed of the Lord, and this he pleads as a type of Christ, the great Anointed. We have no merit of our own to plead; but, for His sake, in whom there is a fulness of merit, let us find favour. And every true believer in Christ, is an anointed one, and has received from the Holy One the oil of true grace. The request is, that God would not turn away, but hear and answer their petitions for his Son's sake.