10 The scepter will not depart from Judah,(A)
    nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,[a]
until he to whom it belongs[b] shall come(B)
    and the obedience of the nations shall be his.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 49:10 Or from his descendants
  2. Genesis 49:10 Or to whom tribute belongs; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

Your throne, O God,[a] will last for ever and ever;(A)
    a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 45:6 Here the king is addressed as God’s representative.

The Lord has broken the rod(A) of the wicked,(B)
    the scepter(C) of the rulers,

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17 Mourn for her, all who live around her,
    all who know her fame;(A)
say, ‘How broken is the mighty scepter,(B)
    how broken the glorious staff!’

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