1If his children forsake my law and do not walk according to my rules,
if they violate my statutes and do not keep my commandments,
then I will punish their transgression with 2the rod and their iniquity with stripes,
but I will not remove from him my steadfast love or be false to my faithfulness.
I will not violate my 3covenant or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
Once for all I have sworn 4by my holiness; I will not 5lie to David.
His 6offspring shall endure forever, 7his 8throne as long as 9the sun before me.
Like 10the moon it shall be established forever, 11a faithful witness in the skies." Selah