Psalm 110

Of David. A psalm.

The Lord says(A) to my lord:[a]

“Sit at my right hand(B)
    until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.”(C)

The Lord will extend your mighty scepter(D) from Zion,(E) saying,
    “Rule(F) in the midst of your enemies!”
Your troops will be willing
    on your day of battle.
Arrayed in holy splendor,(G)
    your young men will come to you
    like dew from the morning’s womb.[b](H)

The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind:(I)
“You are a priest forever,(J)
    in the order of Melchizedek.(K)

The Lord is at your right hand[c];(L)
    he will crush kings(M) on the day of his wrath.(N)
He will judge the nations,(O) heaping up the dead(P)
    and crushing the rulers(Q) of the whole earth.
He will drink from a brook along the way,[d]
    and so he will lift his head high.(R)

Psalm 111[e]

Praise the Lord.[f]

I will extol the Lord(S) with all my heart(T)
    in the council(U) of the upright and in the assembly.(V)

Great are the works(W) of the Lord;
    they are pondered by all(X) who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
    and his righteousness endures(Y) forever.
He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate.(Z)
He provides food(AA) for those who fear him;(AB)
    he remembers his covenant(AC) forever.

He has shown his people the power of his works,(AD)
    giving them the lands of other nations.(AE)
The works of his hands(AF) are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy.(AG)
They are established for ever(AH) and ever,
    enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
He provided redemption(AI) for his people;
    he ordained his covenant forever—
    holy and awesome(AJ) is his name.

10 The fear of the Lord(AK) is the beginning of wisdom;(AL)
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.(AM)
    To him belongs eternal praise.(AN)

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 110:1 Or Lord
  2. Psalm 110:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
  3. Psalm 110:5 Or My lord is at your right hand, Lord
  4. Psalm 110:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.
  5. Psalm 111:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  6. Psalm 111:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah