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Is not my house firm before God?
    He has made an eternal covenant with me,
    set forth in detail and secured.(A)
Will he not bring to fruition
    all my salvation and my every desire?

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14 but now your kingship shall not endure. The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart[a] to appoint as ruler over his people because you did not observe what the Lord commanded you.”(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 13:14 After his own heart: i.e., of his choosing, for his purpose. While the verse undoubtedly refers to David, it concerns the Lord’s decision to continue the kingship, even though he has rejected Saul, by selecting the heir to Saul’s throne.

26 But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you, because you rejected the word of the Lord and the Lord has rejected you as king of Israel.”(A)

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28 So Samuel said to him: “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you.(A)

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34 I will shield and save this city
    for my own sake and the sake of David my servant.”(A)

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11 when your days have been completed and you must join your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you who will be one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom.(A) 12 He it is who shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne forever.(B) 13 I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me, and I will not withdraw my favor from him as I withdrew it from the one who was before you;(C) 14 but I will maintain him in my house and in my kingdom forever, and his throne shall be firmly established forever.

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33 I will punish their crime with a rod
    and their guilt with blows.
34 But I will not take my mercy from him,
    nor will I betray my bond of faithfulness.(A)

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