then may also My covenant be broken with David My servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne, and with the Levites the priests, My ministers.
As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the seed of David My servant and the Levites who minister unto Me.'"
Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
"Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, `The two families which the LORD hath chosen, He hath even cast them off'? Thus they have despised My people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
Thus saith the LORD: `If My covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth,
then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David My servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; for I will cause their captivity to cease, and have mercy on them.'"