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Wesley's Notes on the Bible
1 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions:
132:1 Afflictions - All his sufferings for thy sake.
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.
132:5 Until - Until I have raised an house in which the ark may be put.
6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
132:6 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.
7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
132:7 Tabernacles - Into his temple. Footstool - The ark, is often said to sit between the cherubim, which were above the ark.
8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
132:8 Rest - Into thy resting place, the temple so called, Isa 66:1, where thou hast now a fixed habitation. The ark - The seat of thy powerful and glorious presence.
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.
132:10 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.
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.
132:16 Salvation - With thy saving graces and blessings.
17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
132:17 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 1Kings 11:36 15:4, and particularly one eminent and glorious light, namely, the Messiah.
18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.