Psalm 149:6
New International Version
May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,

New Living Translation
Let the praises of God be in their mouths, and a sharp sword in their hands--

English Standard Version
Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,

Berean Study Bible
May the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hands,

New American Standard Bible
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,

King James Bible
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;

Christian Standard Bible
Let the exaltation of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,

Contemporary English Version
Praise God with songs on your lips and a sword in your hand.

Good News Translation
Let them shout aloud as they praise God, with their sharp swords in their hands

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let the exaltation of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,

International Standard Version
Let high praises to God be heard in their throats, while they wield two-edged swords in their hands

NET Bible
May they praise God while they hold a two-edged sword in their hand,

New Heart English Bible
May the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They will exalt God in their throats with a dual edged sword in their hands

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand;

New American Standard 1977
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,

Jubilee Bible 2000
The high praises of God shall be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand,

King James 2000 Bible
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

American King James Version
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

American Standard Version
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The high praises of God shall be in their throat, and two-edged swords in their hands;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The high praise of God shall be in their mouth: and two-edged swords in their hands:

Darby Bible Translation
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand:

English Revised Version
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

World English Bible
May the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

Young's Literal Translation
The exaltation of God is in their throat, And a two-edged sword in their hand.
Study Bible
Sing to the LORD a New Song
5Let the saints exult in glory; let them shout for joy upon their beds. 6May the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hands, 7to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,…
Cross References
Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Nehemiah 4:17
who were rebuilding the wall. The laborers who carried materials worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other.

Psalm 66:17
I cried out to Him with my mouth, and His praise was on my tongue.

Jeremiah 50:28
Listen to the fugitives and refugees from the land of Babylon, declaring in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance for His temple.

Treasury of Scripture

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

the high

Psalm 96:4
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Nehemiah 9:5
Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless the LORD your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.

Daniel 4:37
Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

mouth.

Psalm 115:7
They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

Psalm 145:3-5
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable…

and a two-edged

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Revelation 1:16
And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.







Lexicon
May the high praises
רוֹמְמ֣וֹת (rō·wm·mō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7319: Exaltation, praise

of God
אֵ֭ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

be in their mouths,
בִּגְרוֹנָ֑ם (biḡ·rō·w·nām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1627: Neck, throat

and a two-edged
פִּֽיפִיּ֣וֹת (pî·p̄î·yō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6374: Tooth, two-edged

sword
וְחֶ֖רֶב (wə·ḥe·reḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

in their hands,
בְּיָדָֽם׃ (bə·yā·ḏām)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(6) High praises.--Literally, exaltations of celebration, i.e., hymns of praise.

Mouth.--Rather, throat.

Verse 6. - Let the high praises of God be in their mouth; literally, in their throat (comp. Isaiah 58:1). And a two-edged sword in their hand. Some understand this metaphorically. But the weapons of Jewish warfare in Nehemiah's time were thoroughly carnal (Nehemiah 4:13, 16, 17, 18); and against adversaries such as Sanbailat, Geshem, and Tobiah, a nation threatened with extermination is certainly entitled to use the sword. 149:6-9 Some of God's servants of old were appointed to execute vengeance according to his word. They did not do it from personal revenge or earthly politics, but in obedience to God's command. And the honour intended for all the saints of God, consists in their triumphs over the enemies of their salvation. Christ never intended his gospel should be spread by fire and sword, or his righteousness by the wrath of man. But let the high praises of God be in our mouths, while we wield the sword of the word of God, with the shield of faith, in warfare with the world, the flesh, and the devil. The saints shall be more than conquerors over the enemies of their souls, through the blood of the Lamb and the word of his testimony. The completing of this will be in the judgement of the great day. Then shall the judgement be executed. Behold Jesus, and his gospel church, chiefly in her millennial state. He and his people rejoice in each other; by their prayers and efforts they work with him, while he goes forth in the chariots of salvation, conquering sinners by grace, or in chariots of vengeance, to destroy his enemies.
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