New American Standard Bible
The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, "Rule in the midst of Your enemies."
King James Bible
The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah shall send the sceptre of thy might out of Zion: rule in the midst of thine enemies.
World English Bible
Yahweh will send forth the rod of your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of your enemies.
Young's Literal Translation
The rod of thy strength doth Jehovah send from Zion, Rule in the midst of thine enemies.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion - The scepter of thy power; that with which thou shalt rule. It will be given to thee by Yahweh; and it will be given to thee, as it were, "out of Zion;" that is, as proceeding from the church, and as derived from that. It will be an appointment connected with the church, and will be "as if" the church had conferred it on thee. The idea is, that the Messiah would receive, as it were, his designation, authority, commission, power from the church. He would spring from it Isaiah 11:1; would act for it; would do what was needful for its good; would wield the power which properly belongs to the church on the earth. Compare the notes at Psalm 2:9.
Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies - Set up thy power over them, and reign in them. This is a commission to set up a kingdom "in the very midst" of those who were his enemies; in the hearts of those who had been and were rebellious. His kingdom is set up not by destroying them, but by "subduing" them so that they become his willing servants. They yield to him, and he rules over them. It is not here a commission to cut them off, but one much more difficult of execution - to make them his friends, and to dispose them to submit to his authority. Mere "power" may crush people; it requires more than that to make rebels willingly submissive, and to dispose them voluntarily to obey.
'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.'--PSALM cx. 3. It is no part of my present purpose to establish the reference of this psalm to our Lord. We have Christ's own authority for that. It does not seem to be typical--that is to say, it does not appear to have had a lower application to a king of Israel who was a shadow of the true monarch, but rather to refer only to the coming Sovereign, whom …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Christ's Interpretation of Psalm cx. , 1 (Mark, xii. , 35-37. )
History of Arian Opinions.
The Millennium in Relation to Sin.
'You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.'"
May He send you help from the sanctuary And support you from Zion!
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
May he also rule from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth.
"Mourn for him, all you who live around him, Even all of you who know his name; Say, 'How has the mighty scepter been broken, A staff of splendor!'
And fire has gone out from its branch; It has consumed its shoots and fruit, So that there is not in it a strong branch, A scepter to rule.'" This is a lamentation, and has become a lamentation.
"I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him.
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