19 In vision to thy holy one
thou saidst, I help upon
a strong one laid; out of the folk
I raised a chosen one;
20 even David, I have found him out
a servant unto me;
and with my holy oil my King
anointed him to be.
21 With whom my hand shall stablished be;
mine arm shall make him strong.
22 From him the foe shall not exact,
nor son of mischief wrong.
23 I will beat down before his face
all his malicious foes;
I will them greatly plague who do
with hatred him oppose.
24 My mercy and my faithfulness
with him yet still shall be;
and in my name his horn and power
men shall exalted see.
25 His hand of might shall reach afar;
I’ll set it in the sea;
and his right hand established
shall in the rivers be.
26 Thou art my Father and my God,
he unto me shall cry;
the rock of my salvation thou
on whom I do rely.
27 I’ll make him my first-born, more high
than kings of any land.
28 My love I’ll ever keep for him,
my covenant fast shall stand.
29 His seed I by my power will make
for ever to endure;
and, as the days of heaven, his throne
shall stable be and sure.
30 But if his children shall forsake
my laws, and go astray,
and in my judgments shall not walk,
but wander from the way:
31 If they my statutes do profane,
my laws do not respect;
32 I’ll visit then their faults with rods,
their sins with stripes correct.
33 Yet I’ll not take my love from him,
nor false my promise make.
34 My covenant I’ll not break, nor change
what with my mouth I spake.
35 Once by my holiness I sware,
to David I’ll not lie;
36 his seed and throne shall, as the sun,
before me last for aye.
37 Like the moon established
it shall for ever be:
the witness which is in the heaven
doth witness faithfully.