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20 I discovered my servant David. I anointed him with my holy oil.
I have found my servant David; with my holy oil I have anointed him;
21 My hand will sustain him— yes, my arm will strengthen him!
my hand shall always remain with him; my arm also shall strengthen him.
22 No enemy will oppress him; no wicked person will make him suffer.
The enemy shall not outwit him, the wicked shall not humble him.
23 I will crush all his foes in front of him. I will strike down all those who hate him.
I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him.
24 My faithfulness and my loyal love will be with him. He will be strengthened by my name.
My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him; and in my name his horn shall be exalted.
25 I will set his hand on the sea. I will set his strong hand on the rivers.
I will set his hand on the sea and his right hand on the rivers.
26 He will cry out to me: "You are my father, my God, the rock of my salvation."
He shall cry to me, "You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation!'
27 Yes, I'll make him the one born first— I'll make him the high king of all earth's kings.
I will make him the firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.
28 I will always guard my loyal love toward him. My covenant with him will last forever.
Forever I will keep my steadfast love for him, and my covenant with him will stand firm.
29 I will establish his dynasty for all time. His throne will last as long as heaven does.
I will establish his line forever, and his throne as long as the heavens endure.
30 But if his children ever abandon my Instruction, stop following my rules—
If his children forsake my law and do not walk according to my ordinances,
31 if they treat my statutes like dirt, stop keeping my commandments—
if they violate my statutes and do not keep my commandments,
32 then I will punish their sin with a stick, and I will punish their wrongdoing with a severe beating.
then I will punish their transgression with the rod and their iniquity with scourges;
33 But even then I won't withdraw my loyal love from him. I won't betray my faithfulness.
but I will not remove from him my steadfast love, or be false to my faithfulness.
34 I won't break my covenant. I won't renege on what crossed my lips.
I will not violate my covenant, or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
35 By my own holiness I've sworn one thing: I will not lie to David.
Once and for all I have sworn by my holiness; I will not lie to David.
36 His dynasty will last forever. His throne will be like the sun, always before me.
His line shall continue forever, and his throne endure before me like the sun.
37 It will be securely established forever; like the moon, a faithful witness in the sky. Selah
It shall be established forever like the moon, an enduring witness in the skies." (Selah)
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