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Psalm 110

Assurance of Victory for God’s Priest-King

Of David. A Psalm.

The Lord says to my lord,
    “Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies your footstool.”(A)

The Lord sends out from Zion
    your mighty scepter.
    Rule in the midst of your foes.(B)
Your people will offer themselves willingly
    on the day you lead your forces
    on the holy mountains.[a]
From the womb of the morning,
    like dew, your youth[b] will come to you.(C)
The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind,
    “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”[c](D)

The Lord is at your right hand;
    he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.(E)
He will execute judgment among the nations,
    filling them with corpses;
he will shatter heads
    over the wide earth.(F)
He will drink from the stream by the path;
    therefore he will lift up his head.(G)

Psalm 111

Praise for God’s Wonderful Works

Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
    in the company of the upright, in the congregation.(H)
Great are the works of the Lord,
    studied by all who delight in them.
Full of honor and majesty is his work,
    and his righteousness endures forever.(I)
He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds;
    the Lord is gracious and merciful.(J)
He provides food for those who fear him;
    he is ever mindful of his covenant.(K)
He has shown his people the power of his works,
    in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
    all his precepts are trustworthy.(L)
They are established forever and ever,
    to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.(M)
He sent redemption to his people;
    he has commanded his covenant forever.
    Holy and awesome is his name.(N)
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all those who practice it[d] have a good understanding.
    His praise endures forever.(O)

Psalm 112

Blessings of the Righteous

Praise the Lord!
    Happy are those who fear the Lord,
    who greatly delight in his commandments.(P)
Their descendants will be mighty in the land;
    the generation of the upright will be blessed.(Q)
Wealth and riches are in their houses,
    and their righteousness endures forever.
They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright;
    they are gracious, merciful, and righteous.(R)
It is well with those who deal generously and lend,
    who conduct their affairs with justice.
For the righteous will never be moved;
    they will be remembered forever.(S)
They are not afraid of evil tidings;
    their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord.(T)
Their hearts are steady; they will not be afraid;
    in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.(U)
They have distributed freely; they have given to the poor;
    their righteousness endures forever;
    their horn is exalted in honor.(V)
10 The wicked see it and are angry;
    they gnash their teeth and melt away;
    the desire of the wicked comes to nothing.(W)


  1. 110.3 Heb mss Symmachus Jerome: MT in holy splendor
  2. 110.3 Cn: Heb the dew of your youth
  3. 110.4 Or forever, a rightful king by my edict
  4. 111.10 Gk Syr: Heb them

Sexual Immorality Defiles the Church

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you and the sort of sexual immorality that is not found even among gentiles, for a man is living with his father’s wife.(A) And you are arrogant! Should you not rather have mourned, so that he who has done this would have been removed from among you?

For I, though absent in body, am present in spirit, and as if present I have already pronounced judgment in the name of the Lord Jesus on the man who has done such a thing.[a] When you are assembled and my spirit is present with the power of our Lord Jesus,(B) you are to hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.[b](C)

Your boasting is not a good thing. Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all of the dough?(D) Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch of dough, as you really are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.(E) Therefore, let us celebrate the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.(F)

Sexual Immorality Must Be Judged

I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral persons, 10 not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since you would then need to go out of the world.(G) 11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother or sister who is sexually immoral or greedy or an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler. Do not even eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging those outside? Are you not judges of those who are inside?(H) 13 God will judge those outside. “Drive out the wicked person from among you.”(I)


  1. 5.4 Or on the man who has done such a thing in the name of the Lord Jesus
  2. 5.5 Other ancient authorities add Jesus