Judah, your brothers will praise you. Your hand will be on the necks of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you.
Judah is a young lion-- my son, you return from the kill-- he crouches; he lies down like a lion and like a lioness-- who wants to rouse him?
The scepter will not depart from Judah, or the staff from between his feet, until He whose right it is comes and the obedience of the peoples belongs to Him.
The neighbor women said, "A son has been born to Naomi," and they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.
Now this is the genealogy of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron.
Hezron fathered Ram, who fathered Amminadab.
Amminadab fathered Nahshon, who fathered Salmon.
Salmon fathered Boaz, who fathered Obed.
And Obed fathered Jesse, who fathered David.
The LORD said to Samuel, "How long are you going to mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go. I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem because I have selected a king from his sons."
But I have chosen Jerusalem so that My name will be there, and I have chosen David to be over My people Israel."
The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
If your sons keep My covenant and My decrees that I will teach them, their sons will also sit on your throne, forever."
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His home:
"This is My resting place forever; I will make My home here because I have desired it.