“So now this is what you are to say to my servant David: ‘This is what the Lord of Armies says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, to be ruler over my people Israel.(A) I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies before you. I will make a great name(B) for you like that of the greatest on the earth.(C) 10 I will designate a place(D) for my people Israel and plant them,(E) so that they may live there and not be disturbed again. Evildoers will not continue to oppress them as they have done 11 ever since the day I ordered judges to be over my people Israel.(F) I will give you rest from all your enemies.

“‘The Lord declares to you: The Lord himself will make a house for you. 12 When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up after you your descendant, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.(G) 13 He is the one who will build a house for my name,(H) and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.(I) 14 I will be his father, and he will be my son.(J) When he does wrong, I will discipline him with a rod of men and blows from mortals. 15 But my faithful love will never leave him(K) as it did when I removed it from Saul, whom I removed from before you.(L) 16 Your house and kingdom will endure before me[a] forever,(M) and your throne will be established forever.’”(N)

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  1. 7:16 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr; other Hb mss read you

“So now this is what you are to say to my servant David: ‘This is what the Lord of Armies says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, to be ruler over my people Israel.(A) I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies before you. I will make a name for you like that of the greatest on the earth. I will designate a place for my people Israel and plant them,(B) so that they may live there and not be disturbed again. Evildoers will not continue to oppress them as they have done 10 ever since the day I ordered judges to be over my people Israel. I will also subdue all your enemies.

“‘Furthermore, I declare to you that the Lord himself will build a house for you. 11 When your time comes to be with your ancestors, I will raise up after you your descendant, who is one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. 12 He is the one who will build a house for me,(C) and I will establish his throne forever. 13 I will be his father, and he will be my son.(D) I will not remove my faithful love from him as I removed it from the one who was before you.(E) 14 I will appoint him over my house and my kingdom forever, and his throne will be established forever.’”(F)

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17 “For this is what the Lord says: David will never fail to have a man sitting on the throne of the house of Israel.(A) 18 The Levitical priests will never fail to have a man always before me to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings, and to make sacrifices.”(B)

19 The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: 20 “This is what the Lord says: If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night so that day and night cease to come at their regular time,(C) 21 then also my covenant with my servant David(D) may be broken. If that could happen, then he would not have a son reigning on his throne and the Levitical priests would not be my ministers.(E)

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