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Israel Invoked to Praise the Lord.
1 Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
And praise Him in the congregation of His godly ones (believers).
2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
Let Zion’s children rejoice in their King.
3 Let them praise His name with dancing;
Let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre.
4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation.
5 Let the godly ones exult in glory;
Let them sing for joy on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats,
And a two-edged sword in their hands,
7 To execute vengeance on the nations
And punishment on the peoples,
8 To bind their kings with chains
And their nobles with fetters of iron,
9 To execute on them the judgment written.
This is the honor for all His godly ones.
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)