The Priestly King

1 A Davidic psalm.
This is the declaration of the Lord
to my Lord:
“Sit at My right hand
until I make Your enemies Your footstool.”(A)
The Lord will extend Your mighty scepter from Zion.
Rule(a) over Your surrounding(b) enemies.(B)
Your people will volunteer
on Your day of battle.(c)(C)
In holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn,
the dew of Your youth belongs to You.(d)(D)
The Lord has sworn an oath and will not take it back:
“Forever, You are a priest
like Melchizedek.”(E)
The Lord is at Your right hand;
He will crush kings on the day of His anger.(F)
He will judge the nations, heaping up corpses;(G)
He will crush leaders over the entire world.(H)
He will drink from the brook by the road;(I)
therefore, He will lift up His head.(J)


a. Psalm 110:2: One Hb ms, LXX, Tg read You will rule
b. Psalm 110:2: Lit Rule in the midst of Your
c. Psalm 110:3: Lit power
d. Psalm 110:3: Hb obscure

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