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17 The Lord has done to you what he declared through me: he has torn the kingdom from your hand and has given it to your neighbor David.

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15 but I will not withdraw my favor from him as I withdrew it from Saul who was before you.(A) 16 Your house and your kingdom are firm forever before me; your throne shall be firmly established forever.[a](B)

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  1. 7:16 The unconditional promise made here, and reflected in Ps 89:34–35, stands in contrast to the tradition in Ps 132:12, where the continuation of the line of David depends on their fidelity to the Lord; cf. also 1 Kgs 2:4; 6:12; 8:25.