Israel Invoked to Praise the Lord.
149 [a]Praise [b]the Lord!
Sing a new song to the Lord,
And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.
2 Israel shall be joyful in his Maker;
The sons of Zion shall rejoice in their King.
3 They shall praise His name with dancing;
They shall sing praises to Him with tambourine and lyre.
4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will glorify the lowly with salvation.
5 The godly ones shall be jubilant in glory;
They shall sing for joy on their beds.
6 The high praises of God shall be in their [c]mouths,
And a two-edged sword in their hands,
7 To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishment on the peoples,
8 To bind their kings with chains,
And their dignitaries with shackles of iron,
9 To execute against them the judgment written.
This is an honor for all His godly ones.
[d]Praise [e]the Lord!