25 “And now, Lord God, keep forever the promise(A) you have made concerning your servant and his house. Do as you promised,

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and that the Lord may keep his promise(A) to me: ‘If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully(B) before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’

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12 “As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, observe my laws and keep all my commands(A) and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise(B) I gave to David your father.

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25 “Now Lord, the God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises(A) you made to him when you said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me faithfully as you have done.’

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I will establish(A) your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail(B) to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’

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13 Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him, but will give him one tribe(A) for the sake(B) of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen.”(C)

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32 But for the sake(A) of my servant David and the city of Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, he will have one tribe.

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34 I will defend(A) this city and save it,
    for my sake and for the sake of David(B) my servant.’”

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16 “Now, Lord, the God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you made to him when you said, ‘You shall never fail(A) to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me according to my law,(B) as you have done.’

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18 I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted(A) with David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor(B) to rule over Israel.’(C)

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Nevertheless, because of the covenant the Lord had made with David,(A) the Lord was not willing to destroy the house of David.(B) He had promised to maintain a lamp(C) for him and his descendants forever.

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24 My faithful love will be with him,(A)
    and through my name his horn[a] will be exalted.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 89:24 Horn here symbolizes strength.

33 but I will not take my love from him,(A)
    nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.

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17 For this is what the Lord says: ‘David will never fail(A) to have a man to sit on the throne of Israel,

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