A reading from the book of Psalms
The LORD says to my lord:
"Sit at my right hand,
till I make your enemies
The LORD sends forth from Zion
your mighty scepter.
Rule in the midst of your foes!
Your people will offer themselves freely
on the day you lead your host
upon the holy mountains.
From the womb of the morning
like dew your youth will come to you.
The LORD has sworn
and will not change his mind,
"You are a priest for ever
after the order of Melchizedek."
The LORD is at your right hand;
he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
He will execute judgment among the nations,
filling them with corpses;
he will shatter chiefs
over the wide earth.
He will drink from the brook by the way;
therefore he will life up his head.
--Psalm 110, RSV