The LORD swore an oath to David,1 a sure oath that he will not revoke: "One of your own descendants2 I will place on your throne--
if your sons keep my covenant3 and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne4 for ever and ever."
For the LORD has chosen Zion,5 he has desired it for his dwelling:614
"This is my resting place for ever and ever;7 here I will sit enthroned,8 for I have desired it--
I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.916
I will clothe her priests10 with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.1117
"Here I will make a horna grow12 for David and set up a lamp13 for my anointed one.1418
I will clothe his enemies with shame,15 but the crown on his head16 will be resplendent."