A song of ascents. 2 O Lord, for David’s sake remember all his strenuous effort, 3
A song of ascents. O LORD, remember David and all the hardships he endured.
<<A Song of Ascents.>> Remember, O LORD, on David’s behalf, All his affliction;
<<A song for the ascent to Jerusalem.>> LORD, remember David and all that he suffered.
O GOD, remember David, remember all his troubles!
<A Song of the going up.> Lord, give thought to David, and to all his troubles;
O LORD, remember in David’s favor all the hardships he endured;
<<A Song of Ascents.>> LORD, remember David And all his afflictions;
[and] all his afflictions
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1 sn Psalm 132. The psalmist reminds God of David’s devotion and of his promises concerning David’s dynasty and Zion.
2 sn The precise significance of this title, which appears in Pss 120-134, is unclear. Perhaps worshipers recited these psalms when they ascended the road to Jerusalem to celebrate annual religious festivals. For a discussion of their background see L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 (WBC), 219-21.
3 tn Heb “all his affliction.” This may refer to David’s strenuous and tireless efforts to make provision for the building of the temple (see 1 Chr 22:14). Some prefer to revocalize the text as עַנַוָתוֹ (’anavato, “his humility”).