"But if his descendants disobey my law and do not live according to my commands,
if they disregard my instructions and do not keep my commandments,
then I will punish them for their sins; I will make them suffer for their wrongs.
But I will not stop loving David or fail to keep my promise to him.
I will not break my covenant with him or take back even one promise I made him.
"Once and for all I have promised by my holy name: I will never lie to David.
He will always have descendants, and I will watch over his kingdom as long as the sun shines.
It will be as permanent as the moon, that faithful witness in the sky."