Originally posted by checkbaiter
With more time I will look into the matter you raise.
My Recovery Version has this translation -
"Jehovah declares to my Lord, Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet." (v.1)
I don't know about the New King James Version. But my favorite English translation The Recovery Version
neutralizes you complaint below.
The first word translated “LORD” with all capital letters is the Hebrew word “Adonai” This word “LORD” is usually a translation of the Hebrew “Yahweh” which is God’s personal name.
Yahweh - Jehovah
- the personal name of God is indicated in the RcV.
Now I would draw your attention to that fact that the Lord in Psalm 110
is made a Priest FOREVER
. That is a PRIEST not just during the church age. That is not just a PRIEST during the millennial kingdom. That is a PRIEST FOREVER
- a promise for which God will not change.
"Jehovah has sworn, And He will not change.
You are a Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek." (Psalm 110:4)
The One of Whom God is speaking is God incarnate - God-man.
You said I am persistent? Yes I am. Jesus Christ is the mingling
of God and man.
Incidently, when Jesus refers to this passage, the critics were stomped and could answer Him nothing. They did not bring up your modern day protest.
" .. What do you think concerning the Christ? Whose son is He ?
They said to Him, David's
He said to them, How then does David in spirit call Him Lord, saying, 'The Lord said to my Lord, sit at My right hand until I put Your enemies underneath Your feet?'
If then David calls Him Lord, how is He his son?
And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone from that day dare to question Him anymore." (Matt. 22:42-46)
The Pharisees did not use any of the argument that you mentioned.
The way Jesus used the passage as referring to the Messianic Son of David it proves that the Son of God is pre-existent.
If He was not pre-existent He could not be David's Lord so that David calls Him "my Lord"
. This has to mean that before the birth of Jesus from the virgin He was the Lord of David and will be David's descendant.