7:14 I will discipline him. As a father, the Lord will discipline the royal son when he does wrong, but His covenantal love will never be taken away from him. Though the punishment is severe, extending even to the loss of land and temple (1 Kin. 9:6–9), God’s promise to establish forever the throne of David cannot fail. This promise will increasingly come to be understood in messianic terms (Is. 9:7; 11:1–5; Jer. 33:14–26; Mic. 5:2–5).