The LORD said to my lord,
“Sit here at my right
until I put your enemies under your feet.”
2From Zion the LORD will extend your royal power.
“Rule over your enemies,” he says.
3On the day you fight your enemies,
your people will volunteer.
Like the dew of early morning
your young men will come to you on the sacred hills.110.3 Verse 3 in Hebrew is unclear.
The LORD made a solemn promise and will not take it back:
“You will be a priest for ever
in the priestly order of Melchizedek.”110.4 in… Melchizedek; or like Melchizedek; or in the line of succession to Melchizedek.
5The Lord is at your right side;
when he becomes angry, he will defeat kings.
6He will pass judgement on the nations
and fill the battlefield with corpses;
he will defeat kings all over the earth.
7The king will drink from the stream by the road,
and strengthened, he will stand victorious.
1111Praise the LORD!
With all my heart I will thank the LORD
in the assembly of his people.
2How wonderful are the things the LORD does!
All who are delighted with them want to understand them.
3All he does is full of honour and majesty;
his righteousness is eternal.
4The LORD does not let us forget his wonderful actions;
he is kind and merciful.
5He provides food for those who honour him;
he never forgets his covenant.
6He has shown his power to his people
by giving them the lands of foreigners.
7In all he does he is faithful and just;
all his commands are dependable.
8They last for all time;
they were given in truth and righteousness.
9He set his people free
and made an eternal covenant with them.
Holy and mighty is he!
The way to become wise is to honour the LORD;111.10 The way… the LORD; or The most important part of wisdom is honouring the LORD.
he gives sound judgement to all who obey his commands.
He is to be praised for ever.
1121Praise the LORD!
Happy is the person who honours the LORD,
who takes pleasure in obeying his commands.
2The good man's children will be powerful in the land;
his descendants will be blessed.
3His family will be wealthy and rich,
and he will be prosperous for ever.
4Light shines in the darkness for good people,
for those who are merciful, kind, and just.
5Happy is the person who is generous with his loans,
who runs his business honestly.
6A good person will never fail;
he will always be remembered.
7He is not afraid of receiving bad news;
his faith is strong, and he trusts in the LORD.
8He is not worried or afraid;
he is certain to see his enemies defeated.
He gives generously to the needy,
and his kindness never fails;
he will be powerful and respected.
10The wicked see this and are angry;
they glare in hate and disappear;
their hopes are gone for ever.