Psalm 110: God’s Priest and King

Who besides David recognized God’s plan for the Master’s dominion?

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Psalm 110:1 A song of David.
God told my Master, “Sit here at my right hand until I’ve put your enemies under your control.”
Matthew 22:43–44 “Assuming that is true, how do you explain the fact that David, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, called the Messiah ‘my Lord.’ He said, God said unto my Lord, ‘Sit here at my right hand until I have put all your enemies beneath your feet.'”
1 Corinthians 15:25 Christ must reign until the last enemy has been defeated,
Hebrews 1:13 God never said to an angel, “Sit here at my right hand until I’ve put your enemies under your control.”
1 Peter 3:22 Christ now sits in Heaven’s highest place of honor, with all authorities and powers subject to him.
King James
Psalm 110:1 <A Psalm of David.> The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Matthew 22:43–44 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
1 Corinthians 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
Hebrews 1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

How far beyond Jerusalem will the Lord’s dominion extend?

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Psalm 110:2 He will extend your dominion beyond Jerusalem to rule over your enemies.
King James
Psalm 110:2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

At what time will people surrender to the Lord’s power?

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Psalm 110:3 At the break of dawn on the first day of your reign, people will surrender to your power, recognizing how splendid you are.
King James
Psalm 110:3 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.

What comparisons can be made between the Lord and Melchizedek?

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Genesis 14:18–19 Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of the most high God, brought bread and wine. He said in blessing, “Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of earth and sky.”
Psalm 110:4 God made a solemn promise and will never change his mind. “You are a priest forever, of the Melchizedek order.”
Hebrews 7:3 Without father or mother, with no ancestors, and without beginning or end, the image of God’s Son, Melchizedek remains a priest forever.
King James
Genesis 14:18–19 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
Psalm 110:4 The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

What does it mean to stand on the “right hand” of God?

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Psalm 110:5 The Lord stands on the right hand of God. In his passion, he will crush mighty kings.
King James
Psalm 110:5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

By what “law” will the Lord “judge the nations”?

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Psalm 110:6 He will judge the nations, fill the valleys with corpses, and defeat leaders across the land.
King James
Psalm 110:6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.)

How will the Lord “drink from the brook” and be “lifted up”?

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Psalm 110:7 He will drink from the brook on the way, and he will be lifted up.
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Psalm 110:7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.