Psalms 110
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1  Of David. A psalm. Hashem said to my lord, “Sit at My right hand while I make your enemies your footstool.”

א  לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר נְאֻם יְהֹוָה לַאדֹנִי שֵׁב לִימִינִי עַד־אָשִׁית אֹיְבֶיךָ הֲדֹם לְרַגְלֶיךָ׃

2  Hashem will stretch forth from Tzion your mighty scepter; hold sway over your enemies!

ב  מַטֵּה־עֻזְּךָ יִשְׁלַח יְהֹוָה מִצִּיּוֹן רְדֵה בְּקֶרֶב אֹיְבֶיךָ׃

3  Your people come forward willingly on your day of battle. In majestic holiness, from the womb, from the dawn, yours was the dew of youth.

ג  עַמְּךָ נְדָבֹת בְּיוֹם חֵילֶךָ בְּהַדְרֵי־קֹדֶשׁ מֵרֶחֶם מִשְׁחָר לְךָ טַל יַלְדֻתֶיךָ׃

4  Hashem has sworn and will not relent, “You are a Kohen forever, after the manner of Melchizedek.”

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ד  נִשְׁבַּע יְהֹוָה וְלֹא יִנָּחֵם אַתָּה־כֹהֵן לְעוֹלָם עַל־דִּבְרָתִי מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶק׃

110:4   Melchizedek 

This psalm speaks of the coronation of a king, possibly David. It includes praises and blessings to the king of Israel who rules from Tzion, who will judge the nation, lead the army, and follow in the ways of Hashem. God sees the king as a kind of priest, as he serves the people and represents them to God, much like a priest does in the Beit Hamikdash. The first king-priest lived in the time of Avraham, though he was not from his family. The Bible praises Melchizedek, the great king of Shalem, which is the original name for Yerushalayim. Melchizedek recognizes Avraham’s justice and blesses God in his presence (Genesis 14:18-20).3 comments

5  Hashem is at your right hand. He crushes kings in the day of His anger.

ה  אֲדֹנָי עַל־יְמִינְךָ מָחַץ בְּיוֹם־אַפּוֹ מְלָכִים׃

6  He works judgment upon the nations, heaping up bodies, crushing heads far and wide.

ו  יָדִין בַּגּוֹיִם מָלֵא גְוִיּוֹת מָחַץ רֹאשׁ עַל־אֶרֶץ רַבָּה׃

7  He drinks from the stream on his way; therefore he holds his head high.

ז  מִנַּחַל בַּדֶּרֶךְ יִשְׁתֶּה עַל־כֵּן יָרִים רֹאשׁ׃

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  • This psalm speaks of the making of a king, the coronation of a king, perhaps even King David himself. We are told that it contains the praises that are made to him as king of Israel. Who will judge all nations from Zion. lead the armies. Follow the ways of The Lord thy God. God sees the King as a kind of Priest. Ahead of his nation. He serves his people and represents them all before the throne of God. As we are told much like the Priest do in the very Temple of God. We are then told that the first king/priest was not from the family of Abraham. I do not understand this. Since in a real thought are not all the Children of Israel descents of Abraham? I am a little bit confused on this? However we are told that the king recognizes recognizes Abraham’s justice and blesses God in Abraham’s presence. This was Melchizedek, This is in the spirit of Melchizedek. Who we knew had brought the bread and wine to Abraham after hiss battle with the four kings.

    One day and we hope soon with the coming of the Messiah, Israel will be once again the center of the world as it was always meant to be. The great and wonderful unifies of the World under the Messiah. The Third and final Temple will be built to welcome Him. Earth will finally be a peace under Messiah's rule. This within our lifetime. Amen. Carl

    • Exie Doherty

      I respect that the Jews believed the interpretations of the Tanakh handed down by the ancient rabbis and sages, but one has to remember that none of them perceived that the Messiah was spoken of in their holy scrolls. Now concerning the topic, "the Messiah" and the Psalms of King David, their interpretations do not agree with what Yeshua himself was teaching the Pharisees ABOUT THEIR MESSIAH, essentially about himself and not about King David or anyone in his time but about the future King/Priest. If King David was writing ABOUT himself and not of Messiah as he refers to as לַֽאדֹנִ֗י [la-ḏō-nî] [my Master], then why did Yeshua CHOOSE Psalms 110 instead of any other book in the Tanakh when teaching the Pharisees about the Messiah and whose son he is?

      Yeshua's words to them,
      “What do you think concerning the Messiah? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of Dawiḏ.”

      “Then how does Dawiḏ in the Spirit call Him ‘Master,’ says Yeshua. [David called Him, the Messiah) Master]

      It's as if Yeshua's answer to that is, "Wrong answer." and he continues teaching.

      [vs 45] “If then Dawiḏ calls Him ‘Master,’ how is He his Son?”

      For David said, [vs 44] ‘יהוה said to my Master, “Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies a footstool of Your feet”(ps 110:1)? Matthew chapter 22

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