then 1My covenant may also be broken with David My servant so that he will not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Leviticalpriests, My ministers.
'As the 2host of heavencannot be counted and the 3sand of the seacannot be measured, so I will 4multiply the adescendants of David My servant and the 5Levites who minister to Me.' "
And the word of the LORDcame to Jeremiah, saying,
"Have you not observedwhatthispeople have spoken, saying, 'The 6twofamilieswhich the LORDchose, He has 7rejected them'? Thus they 8despise My people, nolonger are they as a nationbin their sight.
25"Thussays the LORD, 'If My 9covenant for day and night stand not, and the cfixedpatterns of heaven and earth I have 10not established,
26then I would 11reject the ddescendants of Jacob and David My servant, enot taking from his fdescendants12rulersover the gdescendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But I will 13restore their hfortunes and will have14mercy on them.' "