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| Quote #4
Make vows to the Lord your God, and perform them;
let all who are around him bring gifts
to the one who is awesome,
who cuts off the spirit of princes,
who inspires fear in the kings of the earth. (NRSV 76:11-12)
Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth. (KJV 76:11-12)
If you were in charge of a city, would you put the temple (for God) next to the palace (for the king)? Where is the Davidic monarchy in this passage?
| Quote #5
'I will not violate my covenant,
or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
Once and for all I have sworn by my holiness;
I will not lie to David.
His line shall continue for ever,
and his throne endure before me like the sun.
It shall be established for ever like the moon,
an enduring witness in the skies.' (NRSV 89:34-37)
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before me.
It shall be established forever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. (KJV 89:34-37)
If God promises that he won't abandon the Israelites, the only way for the Israelites to explain their destruction is to acknowledge that they've violated the covenant. Yeah, God kind of backed them into a corner on this one.