I will establish his dynasty for all time. His throne will last as long as heaven does.
But if his children ever abandon my Instruction, stop following my rules—
if they treat my statutes like dirt, stop keeping my commandments—
then I will punish their sin with a stick, and I will punish their wrongdoing with a severe beating.
But even then I won't withdraw my loyal love from him. I won't betray my faithfulness.
I won't break my covenant. I won't renege on what crossed my lips.
By my own holiness I've sworn one thing: I will not lie to David.
His dynasty will last forever. His throne will be like the sun, always before me.