The Lord Appoints a King
A psalm of David.
1The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit by me at my right side
until I put your enemies under your control.”
2The Lord will enlarge your kingdom beyond Jerusalem,
and you will rule over your enemies.
3Your people will join you on your day of battle.
You have been dressed in holiness from birth;
you have the freshness of a child.
4The Lord has made a promise
and will not change his mind.
He said, “You are a priest forever,
a priest like Melchizedek.”
5The Lord is beside you to help you.
When he becomes angry, he will crush kings.
6He will judge those nations, filling them with dead bodies;
he will defeat rulers all over the world.
7The king will drink from the brook on the way.
Then he will be strengthened.