Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Psalms 110

Verse 1

The Lord said unto my Lord

The importance of Psalms 110 is attested by the remarkable prominence given to it in the New Testament.

(1) It affirms the deity of Jesus, thus answering those who deny the full divine meaning of his N.T. title of "Lord." Matthew 22:41-45; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44; Acts 2:34; Acts 2:35; Hebrews 1:13; Hebrews 10:12; Hebrews 10:13.

(2) This Psalm announces the eternal priesthood of Messiah--one of the most important statements of Scripture (Psalms 110:4).

(See Scofield "Genesis 14:18") See Scofield "Hebrews 5:6".; Hebrews 7:1-28; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Timothy 2:6; John 14:6.

(3) Historically, the Psalm begins with the ascension of Christ Psalms 110:1,; John 20:17; Acts 7:56; Revelation 3:21.

(4) Prophetically, the Psalm looks on

(a) to the time when Christ will appear as the Rod of Jehovah's strength, the Deliverer out of Zion. Romans 11:25-27 and the conversion of Israel; Psalms 110:3; Joel 2:27; Zechariah 13:9; Deuteronomy 30:1-9 (See Scofield "Deuteronomy 30:3"), and

(b) to the judgment upon the Gentile powers which precedes the setting up of the kingdom (Psalms 110:5; Psalms 110:6); Joel 3:9-17; Zechariah 14:1-4; Revelation 19:11-21.

See "Armageddon" Revelation 16:14 (See Scofield "Revelation 19:17"). "Israel" Genesis 12:2; Genesis 12:3. See Scofield "Romans 11:26". "Kingdom" See Scofield "Zechariah 12:8". See Scofield "1 Corinthians 15:24". See Scofield "Psalms 2:6". See Scofield "Psalms 118:22.

See Psalms 118, last in order of the Messianic Psalms.

Verse 4


(See Scofield "Zechariah 8:14").

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 110". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.