Announcement of the Messiah’s Reign(A)

A Psalm of David.

110 The (B)Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your (C)footstool.”
The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength (D)out of Zion.
(E)Rule in the midst of Your enemies!

(F)Your people shall be volunteers
In the day of Your power;
(G)In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning,
You have the dew of Your youth.
The Lord has sworn
And (H)will not relent,
“You are a (I)priest forever
According to the order of (J)Melchizedek.”

The Lord is (K)at Your right hand;
He shall [a]execute kings (L)in the day of His wrath.
He shall judge among the nations,
He shall fill the places with dead bodies,
(M)He shall [b]execute the heads of many countries.
He shall drink of the brook by the wayside;
(N)Therefore He shall lift up the head.

Praise to God for His Faithfulness and Justice

111 Praise[c] the Lord!

(O)I will praise the Lord with my whole heart,
In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.

(P)The works of the Lord are great,
(Q)Studied by all who have pleasure in them.
His work is (R)honorable and glorious,
And His righteousness endures forever.
He has made His wonderful works to be remembered;
(S)The Lord is gracious and full of compassion.
He has given food to those who fear Him;
He will ever be mindful of His covenant.
He has declared to His people the power of His works,
In giving them the [d]heritage of the nations.

The works of His hands are (T)verity[e] and justice;
All His precepts are sure.
(U)They stand fast forever and ever,
And are (V)done in truth and uprightness.
(W)He has sent redemption to His people;
He has commanded His covenant forever:
(X)Holy and awesome is His name.

10 (Y)The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.
His praise endures forever.

The Blessed State of the Righteous

112 Praise[f] the Lord!

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
Who (Z)delights greatly in His commandments.

(AA)His descendants will be mighty on earth;
The generation of the upright will be blessed.
(AB)Wealth and riches will be in his house,
And his righteousness [g]endures forever.
(AC)Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness;
He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
(AD)A good man deals graciously and lends;
He will guide his affairs (AE)with discretion.
Surely he will never be shaken;
(AF)The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.
(AG)He will not be afraid of evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
His (AH)heart is established;
(AI)He will not be afraid,
Until he (AJ)sees his desire upon his enemies.

He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever;
His [h]horn will be exalted with honor.
10 The wicked will see it and be grieved;
He will gnash his teeth and melt away;
The desire of the wicked shall perish.

The Majesty and Condescension of God

113 Praise[i] the Lord!

(AK)Praise, O servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord!
(AL)Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time forth and forevermore!
(AM)From the rising of the sun to its going down
The Lord’s name is to be praised.

The Lord is (AN)high above all nations,
(AO)His glory above the heavens.
(AP)Who is like the Lord our God,
Who dwells on high,
(AQ)Who humbles Himself to behold
The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?

(AR)He raises the poor out of the dust,
And lifts the (AS)needy out of the ash heap,
That He may (AT)seat him with princes—
With the princes of His people.
(AU)He grants the [j]barren woman a home,
Like a joyful mother of children.

Praise the Lord!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 110:5 Lit. break kings in pieces
  2. Psalm 110:6 Lit. break in pieces
  3. Psalm 111:1 Heb. Hallelujah
  4. Psalm 111:6 inheritance
  5. Psalm 111:7 truth
  6. Psalm 112:1 Heb. Hallelujah
  7. Psalm 112:3 stands
  8. Psalm 112:9 Strength
  9. Psalm 113:1 Heb. Hallelujah
  10. Psalm 113:9 childless