Psalms 149
Praise to God for His Future Judgment
1Praise Yah.#Hebrew hallelujah
Sing to Yahweh a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
2Let Israel be glad in its maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.
3Let them praise his name with dancing;
let them sing praises to him with tambourine and lyre.
4For Yahweh takes pleasure in his people;
he glorifies the afflicted with salvation.
5Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy on their beds.
6Let the extolling of God be in their throat,
and a double-edged sword in their hand,
7to execute vengeance on the nations
and punishment on the peoples,#Reading against the MT and with the LXX
8to bind their kings with chains
and their nobles#Literally “honorable ones” with fetters of iron,
9to execute on them the judgment that is decreed.#Hebrew “written”
This will be honor for all his faithful ones;
Praise Yah.#Hebrew hallelujah
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