110 Jehovah said to my Lord the Messiah,[a] “Rule as my regent—I will subdue your enemies and make them bow low before you.”
2 Jehovah has established your throne[b] in Jerusalem to rule over your enemies. 3 In that day of your power your people shall come to you willingly, dressed in holy altar robes.[c] And your strength shall be renewed day by day like morning dew. 4 Jehovah has taken oath and will not rescind his vow that you are a priest forever like[d] Melchizedek. 5 God stands beside you to protect you. He will strike down many kings in the day of his anger. 6 He will punish the nations and fill them with their dead. He will crush many heads. 7 But he himself shall be refreshed from springs along the way.
- Psalm 110:1 the Messiah, implied. In Matthew 22:41-45, Jesus applies these words to himself.
- Psalm 110:2 Jehovah has established your throne, literally, “The Lord will send forth the rod of your strength out of Zion.” in Jerusalem, literally, “from Zion.”
- Psalm 110:3 holy altar robes, literally, “in holy array.”
- Psalm 110:4 like, literally, “after the manner of.”
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