For this is what the LORD says: 'David will never fail1 to have a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel,
nor will the priests,2 who are Levites,3 ever fail to have a man to stand before me continually to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to present sacrifices.4' "
The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
"This is what the LORD says: 'If you can break my covenant with the day5 and my covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time,621
then my covenant7 with David my servant--and my covenant with the Levites8 who are priests ministering before me--can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne.9