I will also appoint him my firstborn,1 the most exalted2 of the kings3 of the earth.
I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.429
I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.530
"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;633
but I will not take my love from him,7 nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.835
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;937
it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky."10 "Selah"