New International Version
I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David will be prince among them. I the LORD have spoken.
King James Bible
And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
Darby Bible Translation
And I Jehovah will be their God, and my servant David a prince in their midst: I Jehovah have spoken [it].
World English Bible
I, Yahweh, will be their God, and my servant David prince among them; I, Yahweh, have spoken it.
Young's Literal Translation
And I, Jehovah, I am their God, And My servant David prince in their midst, I, Jehovah, have spoken.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I the Lord will be their God, and my Servant David a Prince - Here we find God and his Christ are all in all in his Church, and Jesus is still Prince among them; and to him the call and qualifications of all genuine pastors belong, and from him they must be derived. And he has blotted out what is called uninterrupted succession, that every Christian minister may seek and receive credentials from himself. Here is the grand reason why the uninterrupted succession cannot be made out. And here is the proof also that the Church that pretends to it, and builds upon it, must be a false Church; for it is founded on a falsity; an uninterrupted succession which does not exist either in history or in fact.
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This, then, is the meaning of the text; that God would make Jerusalem and the places round about his hill a blessing. I shall not, however, use it so this morning, but I shall use it in a more confined sense--or, perhaps, in a more enlarged sense--as it applies to the church of Jesus Christ, and to this particular church with which you and I stand connected. "I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
The Good Shepherd' and his one Flock' - Last Discourse at the Feast of Tabernacles.
That the Ruler Should Be, through Humility, a Companion of Good Livers, But, through the Zeal of Righteousness, Rigid against the vices of Evildoers.
Covenanting Provided for in the Everlasting Covenant.
Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples.
Instead, they will serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
Their leader will be one of their own; their ruler will arise from among them. I will bring him near and he will come close to me-- for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?' declares the LORD.
A ruin! A ruin! I will make it a ruin! The crown will not be restored until he to whom it rightfully belongs shall come; to him I will give it.'
I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms.
"'My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees.
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