The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you – from your fellow Israelites; 1 you must listen to him.
‘Cursed is the one who refuses to keep the words of this law.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Amen!’
For if they fall, one will help his companion up, but pity 1 the person who falls down and has no one to help him up.
and the Lord will fulfill his promise to me, 1 ‘If your descendants watch their step 2 and live faithfully in my presence 3 with all their heart and being, 4 then,’ he promised, 5 ‘you will not fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’ 6
In the days of those kings the God of heaven will raise up an everlasting kingdom that will not be destroyed and a kingdom that will not be left to another people. It will break in pieces and bring about the demise of all these kingdoms. But it will stand forever.
This announcement is by the decree of the sentinels; this decision is by the pronouncement of the holy ones, so that 1 those who are alive may understand that the Most High has authority over human kingdoms, 2 and he bestows them on whomever he wishes. He establishes over them even the lowliest of human beings.’
I also shook out my garment, 1 and I said, “In this way may God shake out from his house and his property every person who does not carry out 2 this matter. In this way may he be shaken out and emptied!” All the assembly replied, “So be it!” and they praised the LORD. Then the people did as they had promised. 3