The Last Words of David

2 Samuel 23

1 Now these are the last words of David.
Thus says David the son of Jesse;
Thus says a the man raised up on high,
b The anointed of the God of Jacob,
And the sweet psalmist of Israel:

2 "The c Spirit of the LORD spoke by me,
And His word was on my tongue.
3 The God of Israel said,
d The Rock of Israel spoke to me:
'He who rules over men must be just,
Ruling e in the fear of God.
4 And f he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises,
A morning without clouds,
Like the tender grass springing out of the earth,
By clear shining after rain.'

5 "Although my house is not so with God,
g Yet He has made with me an everlasting covenant,
Ordered in all things and secure.
For this is all my salvation and all my desire;
Will He not make it increase?
6 But the sons of rebellion shall all be as thorns thrust away,
Because they cannot be taken with hands.
7 But the man who touches them
Must be 1 armed with iron and the shaft of a spear,
And they shall be utterly burned with fire in their place."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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