then also My covenant with My servant Davida may be broken so that he will not have a son reigning on his throne, and the Levitical priests will not be My ministers.b22
The hosts of heaven cannot be counted; the sand of the sea cannot be measured. So, too, I will make the descendants of My servant David and the Levites who minister to Me innumerable."
The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah:
"Have you not noticed what these people have said? They say: The Lord has rejected the two families He had chosen.c My people are treated with contempt and no longer regarded as a nation among them.
This is what the Lord says: If I do not [keep] My covenant with the day and with the night and fail to establish the fixed order of heaven and earth,
then I might also reject the seed of Jacob and of My servant David-not taking from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Instead, I will restore their fortunesd and have compassion on them."