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Ps 132:1-18. The writer, perhaps Solomon (compare Ps 132:8, 9), after relating David's pious zeal for God's service, pleads for the fulfilment of the promise (2Sa 7:16), which, providing for a perpetuation of David's kingdom, involved that of God's right worship and the establishment of the greater and spiritual kingdom of David's greater Son. Of Him and His kingdom both the temple and its worship, and the kings and kingdom of Judah, were types. The congruity of such a topic with the tenor of this series of Psalms is obvious.
1-5. This vow is not elsewhere recorded. It expresses, in strong
language, David's intense desire to see the establishment of God's
worship as well as of His kingdom.
5. habitation--literally, "dwellings," generally used to denote the sanctuary.
6. These may be the "words of David" and his pious friends, who,
7. The purpose of engaging in God's worship is avowed.
10-12. For thy servant David's sake--that is, On account of the promise
made to him.
14-18. That choice is expressed in God's words, "I will sit" or "dwell," or sit enthroned. The joy of the people springs from the blessings of His grace, conferred through the medium of the priesthood.
17. make the horn . . . to bud--enlarge his power.