shall not depart
2 Samuel 7:15
7:15 shall not depart. Saul’s kingdom was completely removed, but David was not. Even though Solomon’s sins resulted in the divided kingdom and ultimately in the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities, the covenant was reconfirmed through Christ, who was made of “the seed of David according to the flesh” (Romans 1:3), entitled legally to David’s throne through Solomon (Matthew 1:6-16) and biologically through Mary, the daughter of Heli (Luke 3:23-31).