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!