110:1 «A Psalm of David.» The a LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
(a) Jesus Christ in (Matthew
22:44) gives the interpretation of this, and shows that this cannot
properly be applied to David but to himself.
110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength
out of b Zion: rule thou in the midst of
(b) And then it will stretch through all the
world: and this power chiefly stands in the preaching of his word.
110:3 Thy people [shall be] willing in the day of c
thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast
the dew of thy youth.
(c) By the word your people will be assembled
into your Church...increase will be...anointed wonderful... drops of the...
110:4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent,
Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of d
(d) As Melchizedek the figure of Christ was both
a King and Priest, so this effect cannot be accomplished on any king save only
110:6 He shall judge among
the heathen, he shall fill [the places] with the dead bodies; he shall wound the
e heads over many countries.
(e) No power will be able to resist him.
110:7 He shall f
drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.
(f) Under this comparison of a captain that is so
eager to destroy his enemies that he will not scarce drink by the way, he
shows how God will destroy his enemies.