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A Song About Rejoicing in God
Sing a new song to the LORD,
praising him where the godly gather together.
2May Israel rejoice in its Maker,
and Zion’s descendants in their King!
3May they praise his name with dancing,
chanting songs to him with tambourines and lyres.
4For the LORD is pleased with his people;
he beautifies the afflicted with salvation.
5May those he loves be exalted,
singing for joy on their couches.
while they wield two-edged swords in their hands
7as they bring retribution to nations
and punishment to peoples,
8binding their kings with chains,
their officials with iron bands,
9and executing the judgment written against them.
This is honor for all the ones he loves.
a 149:6 The Heb. lacks heard