1 The Lord says to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your control.” 2 The Lord will make your royal authority spread out from Zion to other lands. He says, “Rule over your enemies who are all around you.” 3 Your troops will be willing to fight for you on the day of battle. Your young men will be wrapped in holy majesty. They will come to you like the fresh dew that falls early in the morning. 4 The Lord has made a promise. He will not change his mind. He has said, “You are a priest forever, just like Melchizedek.” 5 The Lord is at your right hand. He will crush kings on the day when he is angry. 6 He will judge the nations. He will pile up dead bodies on the field of battle. He will crush the rulers of the whole earth. 7 He will drink from a brook along the way and receive new strength. And so he will win the battle.