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Psalms 132:8

    Psalms 132:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Arise, O LORD, into your rest; you, and the ark of your strength.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Arise, O Jehovah, into thy resting-place; Thou, and the ark of thy strength.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Come back, O Lord, to your resting-place; you and the ark of your strength.

    Webster's Revision

    Arise, O Jehovah, into thy resting-place; Thou, and the ark of thy strength.

    World English Bible

    Arise, Yahweh, into your resting place; you, and the ark of your strength.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Arise, O LORD, into thy resting place; thou, and the ark of thy strength.

    Definitions for Psalms 132:8

    Ark - Box; chest.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 132:8

    Arise, O Lord, into thy rest; thou and the ark of thy strength - Using the same expressions which Solomon used when he dedicated the temple, 2 Chronicles 6:41, 2 Chronicles 6:42. There are several difficulties in these passages. Ephratah may mean the tribe of Ephraim; and then we may understand the place thus: "I have learned that the ark had been in the tribe of Ephraim, and I have seen it at Kirjath-jearim, or Field of the woods, but this is not a proper place for it, for the Lord hath chosen Jerusalem." It is true that the ark did remain in that tribe from the days of Joshua to Samuel, during three hundred and twenty-eight years; and thence it was brought to Kirjath-jearim, where it continued seventy years, till the commencement of the reign of David over all Israel.

    But if we take Psalm 132:6-8, not as the continuation of David's vow, but as the words of the captives in Babylon, the explanation will be more plain and easy: "We have heard, O Lord, from our fathers, that thy tabernacle was formerly a long time at Shiloh, in the tribe of Ephraim. And our history informs us that it has been also at Kirjath-jearim, the fields of the wood; and afterwards it was brought to Jerusalem, and there established: but Jerusalem is now ruined, the temple destroyed, and thy people in captivity. Arise, O Lord, and reestablish thy dwelling-place in thy holy city!" See Calmet and others on this place.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 132:8

    Arise, O Lord, into thy rest - Into that which is appointed for its permanent place of repose, that it may no longer be removed from spot to spot. This is spoken of the ark, considered as the place where God, by an appropriate symbol, abode. That symbol - the Shechinah - rested on the cover of the ark. The same language was used by Solomon at the dedication of the temple: "Now, therefore, arise, O Lord God, into thy resting place, thou and the ark of thy strength," 2 Chronicles 6:41.

    Thou, and the ark of thy strength - The ark, the symbol of the divine power, as if the power of God resided there, or as if the Almighty had his abode there. Perhaps the language was derived from the fact that the ark, in the wars of the Hebrews against their foes, was a symbol of the divine presence and protection - that by which the divine power was put forth.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 132:8

    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.