Once you spoke in a vision, to your faithful people you said: "I have bestowed strength on a warrior; I have exalted a young man from among the people.
I have found David1 my servant;2 with my sacred oil3 I have anointed4 him.
My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.522
No enemy will subject him to tribute;6 no wicked man will oppress7 him.
I will crush his foes before him8 and strike down his adversaries.924
My faithful love will be with him,10 and through my name his horna will be exalted.
I will set his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers.1126
He will call out to me, 'You are my Father,12 my God, the Rock13 my Savior.'1427
I will also appoint him my firstborn,15 the most exalted16 of the kings17 of the earth.
I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.1829
I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.1930
"If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;2033
but I will not take my love from him,21 nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.2235
Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness-- and I will not lie to David--
that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;2337
it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky."24 "Selah"