And [as for the fact] that He raised Him from the dead, never again to return to decay [in the grave], He has spoken in this way: ‘I will give you the holy and sureblessingsof David [those blessings and mercies that were promised to him].’
And as to His having raised Him from among the dead, now no more to return to [undergo] putrefaction and dissolution [of the grave], He spoke in this way, I will fulfill and give to you the holy and sure mercy and blessings [that were promised and assured] to David.
God raised Jesus from the dead, and he will never go back to ·the grave and become dust [L corruption; decay]. So God said: ‘I will give you the holy and ·sure blessings [L faithful things] that I promised to David [Is. 55:3].’
“And we’re here today bringing you good news: the Message that what God promised the fathers has come true for the children—for us! He raised Jesus, exactly as described in the second Psalm: My Son! My very own Son! Today I celebrate you! “When he raised him from the dead, he did it for good—no going back to that rot and decay for him. That’s why Isaiah said, ‘I’ll give to all of you David’s guaranteed blessings.’ So also the psalmist’s prayer: ‘You’ll never let your Holy One see death’s rot and decay.’
“God had promised to not let him decay in the tomb or face destruction again, so God raised him from the dead. He gave this promise in the Psalms: ‘I will give to you what I gave to David: Faithful mercies that you can trust.’
And he that again-raised him from death, that he should not turn again into corruption [Forsooth that he again-raised him from dead, now no more to turn again into corruption], [he] said thus, For I shall give to you the holy true things of David.
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