Once and for all I have sworn an oath by My holiness; I will not lie to David.
His offspring will continue forever, his throne like the sun before Me,
The Lord God has sworn by His holiness: Look, the days are coming when you will be taken away with hooks, every last [one] of you with fishhooks.
I will rejoice
Therefore my heart is glad, and my spirit rejoices; my body also rests securely.
For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see the Pit.
You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.
What more can David say to You? You know Your servant, Lord God.
Because of Your word and according to Your will, You have revealed all these great things to Your servant.
"This is why You are great, Lord God. There is no one like You, and there is no God besides You, as all we have heard confirms.
And who is like Your people Israel? God came to one nation on earth in order to redeem a people for Himself, to make a name for Himself, and to perform for them great and awesome acts, driving out nations and their gods before Your people You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt.
You established Your people Israel Your own people forever, and You, LORD, have become their God.
"Now, LORD God, fulfill the promise forever that You have made to Your servant and his house. Do as You have promised,
so that Your name will be exalted forever, when it is said, 'The LORD of Hosts is God over Israel.' The house of Your servant David will be established before You
since You, LORD of Hosts, God of Israel, have revealed this to Your servant when You said, 'I will build a house for you.' Therefore, Your servant has found the courage to pray this prayer to You.
Lord God, You are God; Your words are true, and You have promised this grace to Your servant.
Now, please bless Your servant's house so that it will continue before You forever. For You, Lord God, have spoken, and with Your blessing Your servant's house will be blessed forever."
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy,
For His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.
The border of Manasseh went from Asher to Michmethath near Shechem. It then went southward toward the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
So they designated Kedesh in the hill country of Naphtali in Galilee, Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.
Joshua assembled all the tribes of Israel at Shechem and summoned Israel's elders, leaders, judges, and officers, and they presented themselves before God.
but Jacob went on to Succoth. He built a house for himself and stalls for his cattle; that is why the place was called Succoth.
He said to the men of Succoth, "Please give some loaves of bread to the people who are following me, because they are exhausted, for I am pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian."
But the princes of Succoth asked, "Are Zebah and Zalmunna now in your hands that we should give bread to your army?"