Israel Exhorted to Praise the LORD
149 1 Let the Lord be praised. Make a new song to the Lord, let his praise be in the meeting of his saints. 2 Let Israel have joy in his maker; let the children of Zion be glad in their King. 3 Let them give praise to his name in the dance: let them make melody to him with instruments of brass and corded instruments of music. 4 For the Lord has pleasure in his people: he gives the poor in spirit a crown of salvation. 5 Let the saints have joy and glory: let them give cries of joy on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hands; 7 To give the nations the reward of their sins, and the peoples their punishment; 8 To put their kings in chains, and their rulers in bands of iron; 9 To give them the punishment which is in the holy writings: this honour is given to all his saints. Praise be to the Lord.