Tehillim / Psalms 110, ספר תהילים קי, Part 1, The Lord said to My Lord, Sit at My Right Hand


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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 110:1-7, the Psalm opens saying, א   לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר נְאֻם יְהֹוָה | לַאדֹנִי שֵׁב לִימִינִי עַד-אָשִׁית אֹיְבֶיךָ הֲדֹם לְרַגְלֶיךָ:  110:1 The Lord says to my Lord: ‘Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.’ (NASB)  The phrase “The Lord said to my Lord” (נְאֻם יְהֹוָה | לַאדֹנִי) is an interesting phrase in which Yeshua uses in Matthew 22:44 to cause the Pharisees to think about what they believed about the Messiah.  While studying the Hebrew text, it isn’t a straight forward statement in the sense that two different words are used in the MT, the YHVH and the word Adonai.  The One to whom the Lord (YHVH) is speaking to is to sit at the right hand of God, a position of power and authority.  These words draw in a significant Torah context for the One to whom the Lord is speaking to.  David continues saying ins his Psalm saying,    מַטֵּה עֻזְּךָ יִשְׁלַח יְהֹוָה מִצִּיּוֹן רְדֵה בְּקֶרֶב אֹיְבֶיךָ:  110:2 The Lord will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, ‘Rule in the midst of Your enemies. (NASB)  The scepter is a rod of authority that is mentioned throughout the Torah, for example the rod that Moshe carried while going before Pharaoh in Egypt.  Read more here: Tehillim 110-Part1

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