There were six steps leading up to the throne, and a gold footstool was attached to the throne. 1 The throne had two armrests with a statue of a lion standing on each side. 2
He does not take his eyes 1 off the righteous; but with kings on the throne he seats the righteous 2 and exalts them forever. 3
For you defended my just cause; 1 from your throne you pronounced a just decision. 2
The Lord made a reliable promise to David; 1 he will not go back on his word. 2 He said, 3 “I will place one of your descendants 4 on your throne.
I will fasten him like a peg into a solid place; 1 he will bring honor and respect to his father’s family. 2
He spoke kindly to him and gave him a more prestigious position than 1 the other kings who were with him in Babylon.
Adjacent to them worked Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite, who were men of Gibeon and Mizpah. These towns were under the jurisdiction 1 of the governor of Trans-Euphrates.
If your sons keep my covenant and the rules I teach them, their sons will also sit on your throne forever.”