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The Davidic covenant is the covenant God made with David, it has six parts. (see 2 Samuel 7:8-16) Part 1, the Lord will establish a house for you: "House" means royal dynasty, so this means that David's kingdom will be a dynasty. Part 2, I will raise up your heir...and make his kingdom firm: David's son will rule over his kingdom. Part 3, He shall build a house for my name: David's son will build a temple for the Ark of the Covenant. Part 4, I will be a Father to him and he shall be a son to Me: The son of David will be adopted as God's own son. This is the first time that the idea of divine sonship is applied to one individual. While God had referred to Israel as His first-born son, no one as yet in the Bible has been called "son of God." Part 5, If he does wrong, I will correct him...with human chastisements, but I will not withdraw my favor from him: If David's son breaks His Law, God will send punishments but will never disown him as He disowned Saul. Part 6, Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever: David's dynasty will never end. There will always be an heir of David seated upon his throne.
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