New International Reader's Version

Psalm 110

Psalm 110

A psalm of David.

The Lord says to my lord,
    “Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
    under your control.”

The Lord will make your royal authority spread out from Zion to other lands.
    He says, “Rule over your enemies who are all around you.”
Your troops will be willing to fight for you
    on the day of battle.
Your young men will be wrapped in holy majesty.
    They will come to you like the fresh dew that falls early in the morning.

The Lord has made a promise.
    He will not change his mind.
He has said, “You are a priest forever,
    just like Melchizedek.”

The Lord is at your right hand.
    He will crush kings on the day when he is angry.
He will judge the nations. He will pile up dead bodies on the field of battle.
    He will crush the rulers of the whole earth.
He will drink from a brook along the way and receive new strength.
    And so he will win the battle.

The Message

Psalm 110

A David Prayer

11-3 The word of God to my Lord:
    “Sit alongside me here on my throne
    until I make your enemies a stool for your feet.”
You were forged a strong scepter by God of Zion;
    now rule, though surrounded by enemies!
Your people will freely join you, resplendent in holy armor
    on the great day of your conquest,
Join you at the fresh break of day,
    join you with all the vigor of youth.

4-7 God gave his word and he won’t take it back:
    you’re the permanent priest, the Melchizedek priest.
The Lord stands true at your side,
    crushing kings in his terrible wrath,
Bringing judgment on the nations,
    handing out convictions wholesale,
    crushing opposition across the wide earth.
The King-Maker put his King on the throne;
    the True King rules with head held high!