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110. Psalm 110

1Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand,

Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

2Jehovah will asend forth the arod of thy strength out of Zion:

Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

3Thy people aoffer themselves willingly

In the day of thy apower, ain holy array:

Out of the womb of the morning

aThou hast the dew of thy youth.

4Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent:

Thou art a priest for ever

After the aorder of Melchizedek.

5The Lord at thy right hand

aWill strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

6He will judge among the nations,

aHe awill fill the places with dead bodies;

He awill strike through the head ain many countries.

7He will drink of the brook in the way:

Therefore will he lift up the head.

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Verses 21–31

The psalmist takes God's comforts to himself, but in a very humble manner. He was troubled in mind. His body was wasted, and almost worn away. But it is better to have leanness in the body, while the soul prospers and is in health, than to have leanness in the soul, while the body is feasted. He was ridiculed and reproached by his enemies. But if God bless us, we need not care who curses us; for how can they curse whom God has not cursed; nay, whom he has blessed? He pleads God's glory, and the honour of his name. Save me, not according to my merit, for I pretend to none, but according to thy-mercy. He concludes with the joy of faith, in assurance that his present conflicts would end in triumphs. Let all that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him. Jesus, unjustly put to death, and now risen again, is an Advocate and Intercessor for his people, ever ready to appear on their behalf against a corrupt world, and the great accuser.