if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;133
but I will not take my love from him,2 nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.335
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;437
it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky."5 "Selah"
But you have rejected,6 you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.740
You have broken through all his walls8 and reduced his strongholds9 to ruins.
All who pass by have plundered10 him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.11