New American Standard Bible
"I have made a covenant with My chosen; 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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I have made a covenant with my chosen - With my chosen one; that is, with David. The original is in the singular number, though by the Septuagint, and the Vulgate, and by Luther, it is rendered in the plural - chosen ones - elect. This is undoubtedly the language of God himself, though it is not expressly ascribed to him. The design is to describe the solemn promise which God had made to David and to his posterity. Compare Psalm 78:70-71. See also, on the use of the phrase "made a covenant," see Psalm 50:5, note; Psalm 83:5, note.
I have sworn unto David my servant - I have taken a solemn oath in regard to him. The substance of the oath is stated in the next verse. The promise referred to is found in 2 Samuel 7:11-16.
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"My covenant shall stand fast." --PSALM lxxxix. 19-29. Such a divine assurance ought to make me perfectly quiet in spirit. Restlessness in a Christian always spells disloyalty. The uncertainty is born of suspicion. There is a rift in the faith, and the disturbing breath of the devil blows through, and destroys my peace. If I am sure of my great Ally, my heart will not be troubled, neither will it be afraid. And such a divine assurance ought to make me bold in will and majestic in labour. I ought …
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The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham:
"And so, because he was a prophet and knew that GOD HAD SWORN TO HIM WITH AN OATH TO SEAT one OF HIS DESCENDANTS ON HIS THRONE,
1 Kings 8:16
Since the day that I brought My people Israel from Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, but I chose David to be over My people Israel.'
I said, "I beseech You, O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,
"My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.
The LORD has sworn to David A truth from which He will not turn back: "Of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.
"I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever.
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