A Psalm about
First we have
A Psalm of David
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
4 The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.
Because this Psalm talks about Jesus -
it is called a
The Lord said unto my Lord,
Sit thou at my right hand,
until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
I write out verse one while pointing out
insights into the translation of verse one...
(In Hebrew the word is "Yahweh" which is a name for God)
(In Hebrew the word is "Adonai" which is a name for God)
In this verse,
God the Father is speaking to Jesus.
I remind you that...
Jesus IS God.
We know that "my Lord" could not refer to a regular person
because David calls him "Lord" (in Hebrew = Adonai)
which is a word for God.
Here we see Father God & Jesus.
They are 2 parts of
God the Father
God the Son
God the Holy Spirit.
to explain this further.
Here is the
with helpful insights.
In Psalm 110:1
God the Father says to Jesus ...
Sit thou at my right hand,
(that was fulfilled in Matthew 16:19)
I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Until it is time for Jesus to come back to earth and bring wrath and justice to earth.
Note: Footstool - see also Hebrews 10:13
Below is the verse
which tells about when Jesus
- after the resurrection -
and went to heaven
and then was
seated at the right hand of Father God.
Matthew 16:19 says...
So then after the Lord [ Jesus ] had spoken unto them,
he [ Jesus ] was received up into heaven,
and sat on the right hand of God.
1 Peter 3:22 says...
Who [Jesus] is gone into heaven,
and is on the right hand of God;
angels and authorities and powers
being made subject unto him.
Also see Luke, 22:69 and Ephesians 1:20-22
Jesus is currently sitting at the right hand of
The seat at the right hand of a king is a place of honor.
Yet this psalm indicates
that it is not just a place of honor for Jesus.
It is a place of co-ruling with the Father.
We see Psalm 110:1 quoted by Jesus
in Matthew 22:41-46.
Jesus quoted Psalm 110:1
to highlight in their mind
the idea of a Messiah
who is fully man
(because the Jews know Messiah will be an offspring of David)
and fully God
(because David calls this person Lord/Adonai /God).
Also see Mark 12:35-37 and Luke 20:41-44.
The Jews knew that
Messiah would be in the lineage of David.
2 Samuel 7:15
Isaiah 9:107 especially look at verses 6-7
Isaiah 11:1-11 note that this is about the millennium
The Jews knew Messiah would be human.
They didn't understand that he would also be divine.
Jesus is 100% human and 100% God.
This Psalm was used by Jesus to
Jews thinking about Messiah being both
human and divine.
both Matthew and Luke
provide genealogies tracing Jesus back to David.
The Mary line is biological.
The Joseph line is not biological but still important.
The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion:
rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
That verse relates to Revelation 19.
In Revelation 19:15
we see Jesus
ruling with the rod / scepter
as described in verse 2 above.
15 And out of his [Jesus' ] mouth
goeth a sharp sword,
that with it he should smite the nations:
and he shall rule them with a rod of iron:
and he treadeth the winepress
of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Revelation 19: 11-21
is written out in a green box further down the page.
The First Time Jesus Came...
The first time Jesus came to earth, he was the lamb of God who takes away our sins if we will repent and follow him.
The Second Coming...
The second time Jesus comes to earth, he will come as a lion and with wrath to give out to those who have not submitted to him.
After the Second Coming is the Millennium age.
In the millennium,
Jesus will rule the earth
from Zion (Jerusalem)
for 1,000 years.
Jeremiah 3:17 says...
At that time
they shall call
the throne of the Lord;
and all the nations shall be gathered unto it,
to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem:
neither shall they walk any more
after the imagination of their evil heart.
Jesus fulfilled part of Psalm 110 at his first coming and he will fulfill the rest of it during his second coming.
In Luke 24:44 Jesus explains...
And He [Jesus] said unto them,
“These are the words which I spoke unto you
while I was yet with you,
that all things must be fulfilled which were written
in the Law of Moses and in the Prophets and
in the Psalms
Another helpful video
Before we go to verse 3
I have written out some Scriptures for you...
in the book of Revelation
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Ephesians 1:20-22 ERV
(Speaking of this age and the age to come)
19 And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe. It is the same as the mighty power 20 he used to raise Christ from death and put him at his right side in the heavenly places.
21 He [God the Father ] put Christ over all rulers, authorities, powers, and kings. He gave him [ Jesus ] authority over everything that has power in this world or in the next world.
22 God put everything under Christ’s power and made him head over everything for the church.
23 The church is Christ’s body. It is filled with him. He makes everything complete in every way.
In verse 21, we read that
Jesus has authority over everything that has power and he has this authority in this world and in the next world.....
The next world will be the millennium world.
The world will be very different in the millennium where Jesus will physically rule in Jerusalem for one thousand years.
I plan to post a page on the millennium in the future.
Write me if you want me to inform you when that is completed.
Thy [ God's ] people
shall be willing in the day of thy power,
in the beauties of holiness
from the womb of the morning:
thou hast the dew of thy youth.
The Berean Study Bible
translates this verse as
Your people shall be willing on Your day of battle.
Arrayed in holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn,
to You belongs the dew of Your youth.
I have studied this verse for quite a long time,
and I still do not have a good grasp
on what God is telling us.
My interpretation at this time is...
God's people are willingly serving with Jesus
as Jesus bursts forth on the scene in the Second Coming.
And they are dressed in holiness
and their strength will be renewed daily
like the dew which comes from the womb of the morning.
I encourage you to view many Bible translation versions of verse 3.
The following page will display many of them.
4 The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent,
Thou [ Jesus ] art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
The Hebrew word translated "repent" means "to change your mind."
Father God will not change his mind about Jesus being a priest for
ever after the order of Melchizedek.
This verse says that Jesus is a priest for ever.
This verse says that there are some comparison points
of Melchizedek to Jesus.
Melchizedek is explained in depth in the second video.
5 The Lord at thy right hand shall
strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
Jesus will come and seize power from the kings of the earth.
6 He shall judge among the heathen,
he shall fill the places with the dead bodies;
he shall wound the heads over many countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook in the way:
therefore shall he lift up the head.
Jesus will come and battle the evil ones.
There will much death and destruction.
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