Old Testament

Psalm 110
Psalm 110
The Lord's Decree to My Lord
By David. A psalm.
The First Decree of the Lord
1The decree of the Lord to my lord:[]
“Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies
a footstool under your feet.”
Description of King Messiah's Rule
2The Lord will stretch out your strong scepter from Zion.
Rule in the midst of your enemies.
3Your people will be willing on the day of your power.
In majesty of holiness, from the womb of the dawn,
the dew of your youth will be yours.[]
The Second Decree of the Lord
4The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind:
“You are a priest forever, in the manner of Melchizedek.”
Description of King Messiah's Rule
5The Lord is at your right hand.
He will crush kings on the day of his wrath.
6He will judge the nations.
He will fill valleys with corpses.[]
He will crush heads over the wide world.[]
7He will drink from a stream beside the way;
therefore he will lift up his head.


  • 110:1 The second lord in verse 1 is not one of the divine names that are usually rendered Lord or Lord. It is the common noun for lord. It does refer to Christ but as a description, not a title.
  • 110:3 Verse 3 is cryptic. The translation is quite literal.
  • 110:6 The translation combines the Hebrew and Greek variants.
  • 110:6 Or crush the head of the wide world