Psalm 110
The Priestly King
A psalm of David.
1This is the declaration of the Lord
to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies your footstool.”110:1 Mt 22:44; Mk 12:36; Lk 20:42–43; Ac 2:34–35; 1Co 15:25; Heb 1:13
2The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion.
Rule110:2 One Hb ms, LXX, Tg read You will rule over your surrounding110:2 Lit Rule in the midst of your enemies.110:2 Ps 45:6; Ezk 19:14
3Your people will volunteer
on your day of battle.110:3 Lit power110:3 Jdg 5:2
In holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn,
the dew of your youth belongs to you.110:3 Hb obscure110:3 1Ch 16:29; Ps 96:9
4The Lord has sworn an oath and will not take it back:
“You are a priest forever
according to the pattern of Melchizedek.”110:4 Gn 14:18; Heb 5:6,10; 7:17,21

5The Lord is at your right hand;
he will crush kings on the day of his anger.110:5 Ps 16:8; 68:14
6He will judge the nations, heaping up corpses;110:6 Is 66:24; Rv 19:17–18
he will crush leaders over the entire world.110:6 Ps 68:21
7He will drink from the brook by the road;110:7 Jdg 7:5–6
therefore, he will lift up his head.110:7 Ps 27:6