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 double-edged sword in their hands,

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

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

New American Standard Bible
The high praises of God shall be in their mouths, And a two-edged sword in their hands,

NASB 1995
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,

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

Amplified Bible
Let the high praises of God be in their throats, And a two-edged sword in their hands,

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

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

American Standard Version
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
The exaltation of God [is] in their throat, "" And a two-edged sword in their hand.

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;

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 double-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 praised Him with 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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

of God
אֵ֭ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 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 1627: Neck, throat

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

sword
וְחֶ֖רֶב (wə·ḥe·reḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 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 3027: A hand


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