You once spoke to your faithful people in a vision.
You said, “I have given strength to a soldier.
I have raised up a young man from among the people.
I have found my servant David.
I have poured my sacred oil on his head.
My powerful hand will keep him going.
My mighty arm will give him strength.
No enemy will have the victory over him.
No evil person will treat him badly.
I will crush the king’s enemies.
I will completely destroy them.
I will love him and be faithful to him.
Because of me his power will increase.
I will give him a great kingdom.
It will reach from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River.
He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father.
You are my God. You are my Rock and Savior.’
I will also make him my oldest son.
Among all the kings of the earth, he will be the most important one.
I will continue to love him forever.
I will never break my covenant with him.
I will make his family line continue forever.
His kingdom will last as long as the heavens.