28:9 If you seek him . . . if you forsake him. Basic covenantal conditions apply to the promises given to David and his line. Though the Davidic dynasty itself would not be rejected, individual kings and the nation could suffer severely under God’s judgment for apostasy. For similar expressions of this principle see 2 Chr. 6:14, 16; 7:17–22; 15:2; 16:7–9; 19:2, 3; 21:12–15; 24:20; 34:23–28. See also Introduction: Characteristics and Themes.