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110. Psalm 110

1{Psalm of David.} Jehovah said unto my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put thine enemies [as] footstool of thy feet. 2Jehovah shall send the sceptre of thy might out of Zion: rule in the midst of thine enemies. 3Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in holy splendour: from the womb of the morning [shall come] to thee the dew of thy youth. 4Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art priest for ever after the order of Melchisedek. 5The Lord at thy right hand will smite through kings in the day of his anger. 6He shall judge among the nations; he shall fill [all places] with dead bodies; he shall smite through the head over a great country. 7He shall drink of the brook in the way; therefore shall 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.




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