Psalm 110 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Psalm 110)
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 thine enemies.

(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 Melchizedek.

(d) As Melchizedek the figure of Christ was both a King and Priest, so this effect cannot be accomplished on any king save only Christ.

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.