Psalm 149
New American Standard Bible Par ▾ 
Israel Invoked to Praise the LORD.

1Praise the LORD!
            Sing to the LORD a new song,
            And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.

      2Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
            Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King.

      3Let them praise His name with dancing;
            Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre.

      4For the LORD takes pleasure in His people;
            He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.

      5Let the godly ones exult in glory;
            Let them sing for joy on their beds.

      6Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
            And a two-edged sword in their hand,

      7To execute vengeance on the nations
            And punishment on the peoples,

      8To bind their kings with chains
            And their nobles with fetters of iron,

      9To execute on them the judgment written;
            This is an honor for all His godly ones.
            Praise the LORD!

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