Psalm 149 New International Version

Israel Exhorted to Praise the LORD

149 1 Praise the Lord.[1]Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. 2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King. 3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. 4 For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. 5 Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.

6 May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands, 7 to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, 8 to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron, 9 to carry out the sentence written against them- this is the glory of all his faithful people. Praise the Lord.

Footnotes

[1] 149:1 Hebrew "Hallelu Yah" ; also in verse 9

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