Psalms 149

Psalm 1491

149:1 Praise the Lord!

Sing to the Lord a new song!

Praise him in the assembly of the godly!2

149:2 Let Israel rejoice in their Creator!

Let the people3 of Zion delight in their king!4

149:3 Let them praise his name with dancing!

Let them sing praises to him to the accompaniment of the tambourine and harp!

149:4 For the Lord takes delight in his people;

he exalts the oppressed by delivering them.5

149:5 Let the godly rejoice because of their vindication!6

Let them shout for joy upon their beds!7

149:6 May they praise God

while they hold a two-edged sword in their hand,8

149:7 in order to take9 revenge on the nations,

and punish foreigners.

149:8 They bind10 their kings in chains,

and their nobles in iron shackles,

149:9 and execute the judgment to which their enemies11 have been sentenced.12

All his loyal followers will be vindicated.13

Praise the Lord!

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