New American Standard Bible
"If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments,
King James Bible
If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
Darby Bible Translation
If his sons forsake my law, and walk not in mine ordinances;
World English Bible
If his children forsake my law, and don't walk in my ordinances;
Young's Literal Translation
If his sons forsake My law, And in My judgments do not walk;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If his children - His posterity; his successors on the throne.
Forsake my law - If they are not regulated by it in the administration of their government, and in their private lives. It is here supposed that they might forsake his law, or fail to observe it; but still there is the assurance that the power would not depart permanently from the successors of David, but that it would be restored ultimately to that line, and be permanent and eternal.
And walk not in my judgements - And do not obey my commandments.
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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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2 Samuel 7:14
"I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men,
1 Kings 9:6
"But if you or your sons indeed turn away from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them,
If they violate My statutes And do not keep My commandments,
Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked, Who forsake Your law.
For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction.
The LORD said, "Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice nor walked according to it,
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