The LORD has sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it;
Of the fruit of your body will I set upon your throne.
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Augustine of Hippo
11. "The Lord hath made a faithful oath unto David, and He shall not repent" (ver. 11). What meaneth, "hath made an oath"? Hath confirmed a promise through Himself. What meaneth, "He shall not repent"? He will not change. For God suffereth not the pain of repentance, nor is He deceived in any matter, so that He would wish to correct that wherein He hath erred. But as when a man repents of anything, he wisheth to change what he hath done; thus where thou hearest that God repenteth, look for an actual change. God doth it differently from thee, although He calleth it by the name of repentance; for thou dost it, because thou hadst erred; while He doth it, because He avengeth, or freeth. He changed Saul's kingdom, when He repented, as it is said: and in the very passage where the Scripture saith, "It repented Him;" it is said a little after, "for He is not a man that He should repent." When therefore He changeth His works through His immutable counsel, He is said to repent on account of thi...
Make. Literally, "deceive him. "Hebrew, "will not turn from it "the truth. (Berthier)
Thy. St. Cyprian and St. Hilary read, "my throne "which belonged to the Lord, 1 Paralipomenon xxix. 23. (Calmet)
But it might also be styled David's, as the promises were made to him. (Haydock)
Christ was born of the virgin's womb, without having any man for his father. (St. Augustine)
This promise actually was fulfilled in Solomon, and in Christ, who would infallibly possess the throne, 2 Kings vii., and Acts ii. But Christ reigns over all. (Berthier) (Luke i. 32.)
St. Peter hence proves our Saviour's resurrection, (Worthington) and power in the Church. (Haydock)
After the captivity, the royal power was not enjoyed by the family of David: which ought to have persuaded the Jews to acknowledge Christ and his eternal spiritual kingdom. ...