110 The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right side,[a] until I make your enemies into a footstool for you.”
2 The Lord will let your power reach out from Zion, and you will rule over your enemies. 3 Your glorious power will be seen on the day you begin to rule. You will wear the sacred robes and shine like the morning sun in all of your strength.[b] 4 The Lord has made a promise that will never be broken: “You will be a priest forever, just like Melchizedek.”
5 My Lord is at your right side, and when he gets angry he will crush the other kings. 6 He will judge the nations and crack their skulls, leaving piles of dead bodies all over the earth. 7 He will drink from any stream that he chooses, while winning victory after victory.[c]
Praise the Lord for All He Has Done
111 Shout praises to the Lord! With all my heart I will thank the Lord when his people meet. 2 The Lord has done many wonderful things! Everyone who is pleased with God’s marvelous deeds will keep them in mind. 3 Everything the Lord does is glorious and majestic, and his power to bring justice will never end.
4 The Lord God is famous for his wonderful deeds, and he is kind and merciful. 5 He gives food to his worshipers and always keeps his agreement with them. 6 He has shown his mighty power to his people and has given them the lands of other nations.
7 God is always honest and fair, and his laws can be trusted. 8 They are true and right and will stand forever. 9 God rescued his people, and he will never break his agreement with them. He is fearsome and holy.
10 Respect and obey the Lord! This is the first step to wisdom and good sense.[d] God will always be respected.
God Blesses His Worshipers
112 Shout praises to the Lord! The Lord blesses everyone who worships him and gladly obeys his teachings. 2 Their descendants will have great power in the land, because the Lord blesses all who do right. 3 They will get rich and prosper and will always be remembered for their fairness. 4 They will be so kind and merciful and good, that they will be a light in the dark for others who do the right thing.
5 Life will go well for those who freely lend and are honest in business. 6 They won’t ever be troubled, and the kind things they do will never be forgotten. 7 Bad news won’t bother them; they have decided to trust the Lord. 8 They are dependable and not afraid, and they will live to see their enemies defeated. 9 They will always be remembered and greatly praised, because they were kind and freely gave to the poor. 10 When evil people see this, they angrily bite their tongues and disappear. They will never get what they really want.
5 I have heard terrible things about some of you. In fact, you are behaving worse than the Gentiles. A man is even sleeping with his own stepmother.[a]2 You are proud, when you ought to feel bad enough to chase away anyone who acts like that.
3-4 I am with you only in my thoughts. But in the name of our Lord Jesus I have already judged this man, as though I were with you in person. So when you meet together and the power of the Lord Jesus is with you, I will be there too. 5 You must then hand that man over to Satan. His body will be destroyed, but his spirit will be saved when the Lord Jesus returns.
6 Stop being proud! Don’t you know how a little yeast can spread through the whole batch of dough? 7 Get rid of the old yeast! Then you will be like fresh bread made without yeast, and that is what you are. Our Passover lamb is Christ, who has already been sacrificed. 8 So don’t celebrate the festival by being evil and sinful, which is like serving bread made with yeast. Be pure and truthful and celebrate by using bread made without yeast.
9 In my other letter[b] I told you not to have anything to do with immoral people. 10 But I wasn’t talking about the people of this world. You would have to leave this world to get away from everyone who is immoral or greedy or who cheats or worships idols. 11 I was talking about your own people who are immoral or greedy or worship idols or curse others or get drunk or cheat. Don’t even eat with them! 12 Why should I judge outsiders? Aren’t we supposed to judge only church members? 13 God judges everyone else. The Scriptures say, “Chase away any of your own people who are evil.”
5.1is even sleeping with his own stepmother: Or “has even married his own stepmother.”
5.9other letter: An unknown letter that Paul wrote to the Christians at Corinth before he wrote this one.
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