Psalms 110:6

6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.

Psalms 110:6 in Other Translations

6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
6 He will execute judgment among the nations, filling them with corpses; he will shatter chiefs over the wide earth.
6 He will punish the nations and fill their lands with corpses; he will shatter heads over the whole earth.
6 Bringing judgment on the nations, handing out convictions wholesale, crushing opposition across the wide earth.
6 He will judge the nations, heaping up corpses; He will crush leaders over the entire world.

Psalms 110:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 110:6

He shall judge among the Heathen
Either rule among the Gentiles, making them through his Gospel obedient by word and deed, and so reigning in their hearts by his Spirit and grace; and, by making many converts among them, enlarge his dominion from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth: or inflict judgments on the Heathen; that is, the Papists, as they are called. These are the Gentiles to whom the outward court is given; the nations that will be angry when the time of his wrath, and to judge the dead, is come; and whom Christ will break in pieces with his iron rod; and are the Heathen that shall perish out of his land, when he is King over all the earth, ( Revelation 11:2 Revelation 11:18 ) ( 19:15 ) ( Psalms 10:16 ) .

He shall fill the places with the dead bodies:
the Targum adds,

``of the ungodly that are slain;''

namely, at the battle of Armageddon; when the fowls of the air shall be called to eat the flesh of kings, captains, and mighty men; of horses and their riders; of all men, bond and free, great and small, ( Revelation 19:17 Revelation 19:18 ) .

He shall wound the heads over many countries; that is, kings over many
as the Targum explains it: it is to be read in the singular number, "he shall wound the heads over a large country" F3; him who is the head over a large country; meaning either Satan, the god of this world, the wicked one, under whom the world lies; and who has deceived the inhabitants of the earth, and rules them at his pleasure; him Christ has wounded and bruised, even his head; destroyed him and all his power, policy, schemes, and works, agreeably to the first hint concerning him, ( Genesis 3:15 ) ( Hebrews 2:14 ) ( 1 John 3:8 ) or else antichrist, who is head over a large country, or many countries; the whore that sits on many waters, which are people, nations, and tongues, and reigns over the kings of the earth; who has seven heads and ten horns; one of whose heads has been wounded already, of which it has been curing again; but ere long this beast will receive such a wound from Christ, as that he will never recover of it; when he shall consume him with the breath of his mouth, and the brightness of his coming; see ( Revelation 17:2 Revelation 17:15 Revelation 17:18 ) ( Revelation 13:1 Revelation 13:3 ) ( 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ) . Musculus renders it, "the head of the country of Rabbah": and refers it to David's conquest of the king of the Ammonites, whose head city was Rabbah, ( 1 Chronicles 20:1 1 Chronicles 20:2 ) .


F3 (hbr Ura le var) "caput super terram multam", Pagninus, Montanus; "vel amplam", Piscator, Coceius; so Gejerus & Michaelis.

Psalms 110:6 In-Context

4 The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
5 The Lord is at your right hand ; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.
6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.
7 He will drink from a brook along the way,and so he will lift his head high.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 9:19; Isaiah 2:4
  • 2. Isaiah 5:25; Isaiah 34:3; Isaiah 66:24
  • 3. S Psalms 18:38; Psalms 68:21
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