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A Psalm of David.

1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

4 The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

5 The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

Book of Psalms | Psalm 109 | Psalm 111

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Psalms
Book: Psalms
Chapter: 110

The Lord is to be praised for his Works.
- The psalmist resolves to praise God himself. Our exhortations
and our examples should agree together. He recommends the Works
of the Lord, as the proper subject, when we are praising him;
and the dealings of his Providence toward the world, the Church,
and particular persons. All the Works of the Lord are spoken of
as one, it is his work; So admirably do all the dispensations of
his Providence centre in one design. The Works of God, humbly
and diligently sought into, shall all be found just and holy.
God's pardoning Sin is the most wonderful of all his Works, and
ought to be remembered to his Glory. He will ever be mindful of
his Covenant; he has ever been So, and he ever will be So. His
Works of Providence were done according to the Truth of the
Divine promises and prophecies, and So were verity, or Truth;
and By him who has a right to dispose of the Earth as he
pleases, and So are Judgment, or righteous: and this holds good
of the work of Grace upon the Heart of Man, ver. 7,8. All
God's Commandments are sure; all have been fulfilled By Christ,
and remain with him for a rule of walk and Conversation to us.
He sent Redemption unto his people, out of Egypt at first, and
often afterwards; and these were typical of the great
Redemption, which in the Fulness of time was to be wrought out
By the Lord Jesus. Here his Everlasting Righteousness shines
forth in union with his boundless Mercy. No Man is Wise who does
not fear the Lord; No Man Acts wisely except as influenced By
that fear. This fear will lead to Repentance, to Faith in
Christ, to watchfulness and obedience. Such persons are of a
good understanding, however Poor, unlearned, or despised.

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