New American Standard Bible
"Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David.
King James Bible
Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
Darby Bible Translation
Once have I sworn by my holiness; I will not lie unto David:
World English Bible
Once have I sworn by my holiness, I will not lie to David.
Young's Literal Translation
Once I have sworn by My holiness, I lie not to David,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Once have I sworn by my holiness - That is, once for all; - a single oath - an oath once taken by me - makes it certain. To swear by his "holiness" is to pledge his own holy nature; to make it as certain as that he is holy; to stake the whole question of his holiness on that. That is, If this should not be accomplished - if he should fail in this - it would prove that he was not a holy God.
LibrarySeptember the Sixteenth the Steadfastness of the Lord
"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 …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
A vision of the King.
His Future Work
God has spoken in His holiness: "I will exult, I will portion out Shechem and measure out the valley of Succoth.
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.
The Lord GOD has sworn by His holiness, "Behold, the days are coming upon you When they will take you away with meat hooks, And the last of you with fish hooks.
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