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13 He it is[a] who shall build a house for my name, and I will establish his royal throne forever. 14 I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. If he does wrong, I will reprove him with a human rod and with human punishments;(A) 15 but I will not withdraw my favor from him as I withdrew it from Saul who was before you.(B) 16 Your house and your kingdom are firm forever before me; your throne shall be firmly established forever.[b](C)

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  1. 7:13 He it is: Solomon, in the event.
  2. 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.