"What if his sons turn away from my laws and do not follow them?
What if they disobey my orders and fail to keep my commands?
Then I will punish them for their sins. I will strike them with the rod. I will whip them for their evil acts.
But I will not stop loving David. I will always be faithful to him.
I will not break my covenant. I will not go back on my word.
Once and for all, I have made a promise with an oath. It is based on my holiness. And I will not lie to David.
His family line will continue forever. His kingdom will last as long as the sun.
It will last forever like the moon, that faithful witness in the sky." "Selah"