18 I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted(A) with David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor(B) to rule over Israel.’(C)

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29 I will establish his line forever,
    his throne as long as the heavens endure.(A)

30 “If his sons forsake my law
    and do not follow my statutes,
31 if they violate my decrees
    and fail to keep my commands,
32 I will punish their sin with the rod,
    their iniquity with flogging;(B)
33 but I will not take my love from him,(C)
    nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
34 I will not violate my covenant
    or alter what my lips have uttered.(D)
35 Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness—
    and I will not lie to David—
36 that his line will continue forever
    and his throne endure before me like the sun;(E)
37 it will be established forever like the moon,
    the faithful witness in the sky.”(F)

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33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom(A) will never end.”(B)

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