2 Samuel 7:12-16New American Standard Bible (NASB)
12 When your days are finished and you [a]lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your [b]descendant after you, who will come from [c]you, and I will establish his kingdom.13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.14 I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he does wrong, I will discipline him with a rod of men and with strokes of sons of mankind,15 but My favor shall not depart from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from you.16 Your house and your kingdom shall endure before [d]Me forever; your throne shall be established forever.”’”
3 “I have made a covenant with My chosen; I have sworn to My servant David, 4 I will establish your [a]descendants forever And build up your throne to all generations.” Selah
5 The heavens will praise Your wonders, Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones. 6 For who in the skies is comparable to the Lord? Who among the [b]sons of the mighty is like the Lord, 7 A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him? 8 Lord God of armies, who is like You, mighty [c]Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. 9 You rule the surging of the sea; When its waves rise, You calm them. 10 You Yourself crushed [d]Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with [e]Your mighty arm.
11 The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and [f]all it contains, You have established them. 12 The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name. 13 You have [g]a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted. 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and [h]truth go before You. 15 Blessed are the people who know the [i]joyful sound! Lord, they walk in the light of Your face. 16 In Your name they rejoice all the day, And by Your righteousness they are exalted. 17 For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor [j]our horn is exalted. 18 For our shield belongs to the Lord, [k]And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
19 [l]Once You spoke in vision to Your godly [m]ones, And said, “I have [n]given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people. 20 I have found My servant David; With My holy oil I have anointed him, 21 With whom My hand will be established; My arm also will strengthen him. 22 The enemy will not [o]deceive him, Nor will the [p]son of wickedness afflict him. 23 But I will crush his adversaries before him, And strike those who hate him. 24 My faithfulness and My favor will be with him, And in My name his horn will be exalted. 25 I will also place his hand on the sea, And his right hand on the rivers. 26 He will call to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.’ 27 I will also make him Myfirstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth. 28 I will maintain My favor for him forever, And My covenant shall be confirmed to him. 29 So I will establish his [q]descendants forever, And his throne as the days of heaven.
30 “If his sons abandon My Law And do not walk in My judgments, 31 If they [r]violate My statutes And do not keep My commandments, 32 Then I will punish their wrongdoing with the rod, And their guilt with [s]afflictions. 33 But I will not [t]withhold My favor from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness. 34 I will not [u]violate My covenant, Nor will I alter [v]the utterance of My lips. 35 [w]Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David. 36 His [x]descendants shall endure forever, And his throne as the sun before Me. 37 It shall be established forever like the moon, And a witness in the sky is faithful.” Selah
38 But You have rejected and refused, You have been full of wrath [y]against Your anointed. 39 You have [z]repudiated the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown [aa]in the dust. 40 You have broken down all his walls; You have brought his strongholds to ruin. 41 All who pass along the way plunder him; He has become a disgrace to his neighbors. 42 You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice. 43 You also turn back the edge of his sword, And have not made him stand in battle. 44 You have put an end to his [ab]splendor And cast his throne to the ground. 45 You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah
46 How long, Lord? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire? 47 Remember [ac]what my lifespan is; For what futility [ad]You have created all the sons of mankind! 48 What man can live and not see death? Can he save his soul from the [ae]power of [af]Sheol? Selah
49 Where are Your former acts of favor, Lord, Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness? 50 Remember, Lord, the taunt against Your servants; [ag]How I carry in my heart the taunts of all the many peoples, 51 With which Your enemies have taunted, Lord, With which they have taunted the footsteps of Your anointed.
6 For a Child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; And the government will [a]rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace On the throne of David and over [b]his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of armies will accomplish this.
God’s Anger with Israel’s Arrogance
8 The Lord sends a [c]message against Jacob, And it falls on Israel. 9 And all the people know it, That is, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, Asserting in pride and in arrogance of heart: 10 “The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with smooth stones; The sycamores have been cut down, But we will replace them with cedars.” 11 Therefore the Lord raises superior adversaries against them from Rezin And provokes their enemies, 12 The Arameans from the east and the Philistines from the west; And they devour Israel with [d]gaping jaws. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away, And His hand is still stretched out.
13 Yet the people do not turn back to Him who struck them, Nor do they seek the Lord of armies. 14 So the Lord cuts off head and tail from Israel, Both palm branch and bulrush in a single day. 15 The head is the elder and esteemed man, And the prophet who teaches falsehood is the tail. 16 For those who guide this people are leading them astray; And those who are guided by them are [e]confused. 17 Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over their young men, Nor does He have compassion on their [f]orphans or their widows; For every one of them is godless and an evildoer, And every mouth is speaking foolishness. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away, And His hand is still stretched out.
18 For wickedness burns like a fire; It consumes briars and thorns; It also sets the thickets of the forest aflame And they roll upward in a column of smoke. 19 By the wrath of the Lord of armies the land is burned, And the people are like fuel for the fire; No one spares his brother. 20 [g]They devour what is on the right hand but are stillhungry, And [h]they eat what is on the left hand, but they are not satisfied; Each of them eats the flesh of his own arm. 21 Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh, And together they are against Judah. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.
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