The Last Words of David
Now these are the last words of David.
Thus says David the son of Jesse;
Thus says a the man raised up on high,
b The anointed of the God of Jacob,
And the sweet psalmist of Israel:
"The c Spirit of the LORD spoke by me,
And His word was on my tongue.
The God of Israel said,
d The Rock of Israel spoke to me:
'He who rules over men must be just,
Ruling e in the fear of God.
And f he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises,
A morning without clouds,
Like the tender grass springing out of the earth,
By clear shining after rain.'
"Although my house is not so with God,
g Yet He has made with me an everlasting covenant,
Ordered in all things and secure.
For this is all my salvation and all my desire;
Will He not make it increase?
But the sons of rebellion shall all be as thorns thrust away,
Because they cannot be taken with hands.
But the man who touches them
Must be armed with iron and the shaft of a spear,
And they shall be utterly burned with fire in their place."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2 Samuel 7:12 - 16
When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.
His seed also I will make to endure forever, And his throne as the days of heaven.
2 Samuel 7:8
Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel.
2 Samuel 7:9
And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a great name, like the name of the great men who are on the earth.
He also chose David His servant, And took him from the sheepfolds.
From following the ewes that had young He brought him, To shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel His inheritance.
1 Samuel 16:12
So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!
1 Samuel 16:13
Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
I have found My servant David; With My holy oil I have anointed him.
He said to them, "How then does David in the Spirit call Him 'Lord,' saying:
2 Peter 1:21
For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.
Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
Isaiah 11:1 - 5
There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
His seed shall endure forever, And his throne as the sun before Me.
Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.