Yahweh Gives Authority to His Messiah
Of David. A psalm.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
1A declaration of Yahweh to my lord,
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies your footstool.”
2Yahweh will send out your mighty scepter from Zion;
rule in the midst of your enemies.
3Your people will volunteer#Literally “will be freewill offerings”; see the related verbal form in Judg 5:2 in the day of your power.#Or “day of your army,” or “day of battle”
In holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn,
you will have the dew of your youth.#The meaning of this verse is obscure
4Yahweh has sworn and he will not change his mind,
“You are a priest forever
according to the manner of Melchizedek.”
5O Lord, at your right hand
he will shatter kings in the day of his anger.
6He will judge among the nations;
he will fill them with corpses.
He will shatter the rulers#Literally “head” of many countries.
7He will drink from the stream by the road;
therefore he will lift up his head.