God Appoints the King both King and Priest

1A psalm of David.

The LORD says to you, my lord:* “Take your throne at my right hand, while I make your enemies your footstool.” g Mt 22, 44; Acts 2, 34–35; 1 Cor 15, 25; Heb 1, 13; 8, 1; 10, 12–13; 1 Pt 3, 22 . * 2The scepter of your sovereign might the LORD will extend from Zion. The LORD says: “Rule over your enemies! 3Yours is princely power from the day of your birth. In holy splendor before the daystar,* like the dew I begot you.” h Pss 2, 7; 89, 27; Is 49, 1 . * 4The LORD has sworn and will not waver: “Like Melchizedek* you are a priest forever.” i Pss 89, 35; 132, 11; Gn 14, 18; Heb 5, 6; 7, 21 . 5At your right hand is the Lord, who crushes kings on the day of wrath, j Ps 2, 9; Rv 2, 27; 12, 5; 19, 15 . 6Who, robed in splendor, judges nations, crushes heads across the wide earth, 7Who drinks from the brook by the wayside* and thus holds high his head. k Ps 3, 4 .

Notes:

g: Mt 22, 44; Acts 2, 34–35; 1 Cor 15, 25; Heb 1, 13; 8, 1; 10, 12–13; 1 Pt 3, 22 .

h: Pss 2, 7; 89, 27; Is 49, 1 .

i: Pss 89, 35; 132, 11; Gn 14, 18; Heb 5, 6; 7, 21 .

j: Ps 2, 9; Rv 2, 27; 12, 5; 19, 15 .

k: Ps 3, 4 .