The Lord swore an oath to David, a pledge never to be broken:
“Your own offspring I will set upon your throne. If your sons observe my covenant,
the laws I shall teach them, their sons, in turn, shall sit forever on your throne.”
Yes, the Lord has chosen Zion, desired it for a dwelling:
“This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I desire it.
I will bless Zion with meat; its poor I will fill with bread.
I will clothe its priests with blessings; its faithful shall shout for joy.
There I will make a horn sprout for David’s line; I will set a lamp for my anointed.
His foes I will clothe with shame, but on him my crown shall gleam.”