but I will not remove from him my steadfast love, or be false to my faithfulness.
I will not violate my covenant, or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
Once for all I have sworn by my holiness; I will not lie to David.
His line shall endure for ever, his throne as long as the sun before me.
Like the moon it shall be established for ever; it shall stand firm while the skies endure." [Selah]
But now thou hast cast off and rejected, thou art full of wrath against thy anointed.
Thou hast renounced the covenant with thy servant; thou hast defiled his crown in the dust.
Thou hast breached all his walls; thou hast laid his strongholds in ruins.
All that pass by despoil him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
Thou hast exalted the right hand of his foes; thou hast made all his enemies rejoice.
Yea, thou hast turned back the edge of his sword, and thou hast not made him stand in battle.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)