“I have made a covenant with My chosen; I have sworn to David My servant,
The Lord has sworn to David A truth from which He will not turn back: “ Of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.
I will also appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may live in their own place and not be disturbed again, nor will the wicked afflict them any more as formerly,
‘ Since the day that I brought My people Israel from Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, but I chose David to be over My people Israel.’
“Thus says the Lord, ‘If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time,
May God do so to Abner, and more also, if as the Lord has sworn to David, I do not accomplish this for him,
“Truly is not my house so with God? For He has made an everlasting covenant with me, Ordered in all things, and secured; For all my salvation and all my desire, Will He not indeed make it grow?
He also chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds;
Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, And said, “I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people.
“My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.
“My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips.
You have spurned the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown in the dust.
“ Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations.
“ Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, According to the faithful mercies shown to David.
But they shall serve the Lord their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
“Then I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd.
Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the Lord and to His goodness in the last days.
and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “ This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.”
“ Behold, My Servant whom I have chosen; My Beloved in whom My soul is well-pleased; I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He shall proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
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;
And so, because he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants on his throne,
(for they indeed became priests without an oath, but He with an oath through the One who said to Him, “ The Lord has sworn And will not change His mind, ‘ You are a priest forever’”);