His dominion will be vast and he will bring immeasurable prosperity. He will rule on David's throne and over David's kingdom, establishing it and strengthening it by promoting justice and fairness, from this time forward and forevermore. The Lord's intense devotion to his people will accomplish this.
In the days of those kings the God of heaven will raise up an everlasting kingdom that will not be destroyed and a kingdom that will not be left to another people. It will break in pieces and bring about the demise of all these kingdoms. But it will stand forever.
"For a remnant will leave Jerusalem; survivors will come out of Mount Zion. The intense devotion of the Lord who commands armies will accomplish this.
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.
Your house and your kingdom will stand before me permanently; your dynasty will be permanent.'"
For a remnant will leave Jerusalem; survivors will come out of Mount Zion. The intense devotion of the sovereign Lord to his people will accomplish this.
Ask me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the ends of the earth as your personal property.
Then a trustworthy king will be established; he will rule in a reliable manner, this one from David's family. He will be sure to make just decisions and will be experienced in executing justice.
Look, a king will promote fairness; officials will promote justice.
Then the kingdom, authority, and greatness of the kingdoms under all of heaven will be delivered to the people of the holy ones of the Most High. His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; all authorities will serve him and obey him.'
Appear in your majesty and be victorious! Ride forth for the sake of what is right, on behalf of justice! Then your right hand will accomplish mighty acts!
For Solomon. O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions! Grant the king's son the ability to make fair decisions!
During his days the godly will flourish; peace will prevail as long as the moon remains in the sky.
Once and for all I have vowed by my own holiness, I will never deceive David.
He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay.
A crushed reed he will not break, a dim wick he will not extinguish; he will faithfully make just decrees.
He sees there is no advocate; he is shocked that no one intervenes. So he takes matters into his own hands; his desire for justice drives him on.
For I looked forward to the day of vengeance, and then payback time arrived.
"I, the Lord, promise that a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, a descendant of David. He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land.
In those days and at that time I will raise up for them a righteous descendant of David. "'He will do what is just and right in the land.
I was concerned for my holy reputation which the house of Israel profaned among the nations where they went.
Then the iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold were broken in pieces without distinction and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors that the wind carries away. Not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the statue became a large mountain that filled the entire earth.
To him was given ruling authority, honor, and sovereignty. All peoples, nations, and language groups were serving him. His authority is eternal and will not pass away. His kingdom will not be destroyed.
Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when he has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power.
but of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and a righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom.