The LORD Gives Dominion to the King

1101 The Lord said to my lord, Be seated at my right hand, till I put all those who are against you under your feet. 2 The Lord will send out the rod of your strength from Zion; be king over your haters. 3 Your people give themselves gladly in the day of your power; like the dew of the morning on the holy mountains is the army of your young men. 4 The Lord has made an oath, and will not take it back. You are a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek.

5 In the day of his wrath kings will be wounded by the Lord at your right hand. 6 He will be judge among the nations, the valleys will be full of dead bodies; the head over a great country will be wounded by him. 7 He will take of the stream by the way; so his head will be lifted up.

The LORD's Care for His People

1111 Let the Lord be praised. I will give praise to the Lord with all my heart, among the upright, and in the meeting of the people. 2 The works of the Lord are great, searched out by all those who have delight in them. 3 His work is full of honour and glory; and his righteousness is unchanging for ever. 4 Certain for ever is the memory of his wonders: the Lord is full of pity and mercy. 5 He has given food to his worshippers; he will keep his agreement in mind for ever.

6 He has made clear to his people the power of his works, giving them the heritage of the nations. 7 The works of his hands are faith and righteousness; all his laws are unchanging. 8 They are fixed for ever and ever, they are done in faith and righteousness. 9 He has sent salvation to his people; he has given his word for ever: holy is his name and greatly to be feared. 10 The fear of the Lord is the best part of wisdom: all those who keep his laws are wise: his praise is eternal.

The Prosperity of Him Who Fears the LORD

1121 Let the Lord be praised. Happy is the man who gives honour to the Lord, and has great delight in his laws. 2 His seed will be strong on the earth; blessings will be on the generation of the upright. 3 A store of wealth will be in his house, and his righteousness will be for ever. 4 For the upright there is a light shining in the dark; he is full of grace and pity. 5 All is well for the man who is kind and gives freely to others; he will make good his cause when he is judged.

6 He will not ever be moved; the memory of the upright will be living for ever. 7 He will have no fear of evil news; his heart is fixed, for his hope is in the Lord. 8 His heart is resting safely, he will have no fear, till he sees trouble come on his haters. 9 He has given with open hands to the poor; his righteousness is for ever; his horn will be lifted up with honour. 10 The sinner will see it with grief; he will be wasted away with envy; the desire of the evil-doers will come to nothing.

Judgment of Immorality

51 It is said, in fact, that there is among you a sin of the flesh, such as is not seen even among the Gentiles, that one of you has his father's wife. 2 And in place of feeling sorrow, you are pleased with yourselves, so that he who has done this thing has not been sent away from among you. 3 For I myself, being present in spirit though not in body, have come to a decision about him who has done this thing; 4 In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you have come together with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5 That this man is to be handed over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may have forgiveness in the day of the Lord Jesus. 6 This pride of yours is not good. Do you not see that a little leaven makes a change in all the mass?

7 Take away, then, the old leaven, so that you may be a new mass, even as you are without leaven. For Christ has been put to death as our Passover. 8 Let us then keep the feast, not with old leaven, and not with the leaven of evil thoughts and acts, but with the unleavened bread of true thoughts and right feelings.

9 In my letter I said to you that you were not to keep company with those who go after the desires of the flesh; 10 But I had not in mind the sinners who are outside the church, or those who have a desire for and take the property of others, or those who give worship to images; for it is not possible to keep away from such people without going out of the world completely: 11 But the sense of my letter was that if a brother had the name of being one who went after the desires of the flesh, or had the desire for other people's property, or was in the way of using violent language, or being the worse for drink, or took by force what was not his, you might not keep company with such a one, or take food with him. 12 For it is no business of mine to be judging those who are outside; but it is yours to be judging those who are among you; 13 As for those who are outside, God is their judge. So put away the evil man from among you.