New International Version
You said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant,
King James Bible
I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
Darby Bible Translation
I have made a covenant with mine elect, I have sworn unto David my servant:
World English Bible
"I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David, my servant,
Young's Literal Translation
I have made a covenant for My chosen, I have sworn to David My servant:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I have made a covenant with my chosen - I have made a covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and renewed it with Moses and Joshua in reference to the Israelites in general: but I have made one with David in especial relation to himself and posterity, of whom, according to the flesh, the Christ is to come. And this is the covenant with David: -
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The People's Christ
Second Sunday in Lent
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:
But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne.
1 Kings 8:16
Since the day I brought my people Israel out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city in any tribe of Israel to have a temple built so that my Name might be there, but I have chosen David to rule my people Israel.'
Then I said: "LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
The LORD swore an oath to David, a sure oath he will not revoke: "One of your own descendants I will place on your throne.
I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my sanctuary among them forever.
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