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Praise to God for His Future Judgment

149 Praise Yah.[a]
Sing to Yahweh a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in its maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.
Let them praise his name with dancing;
let them sing praises to him with tambourine and lyre.
For Yahweh takes pleasure in his people;
he glorifies the afflicted with salvation.
Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy on their beds.
Let the extolling of God be in their throat,
and a double-edged sword in their hand,
to execute vengeance on the nations
and punishment on the peoples,[b]
to bind their kings with chains
and their nobles[c] with fetters of iron,
to execute on them the judgment that is decreed.[d]
This will be honor for all his faithful ones;
Praise Yah.[e]


  1. Psalm 149:1 Hebrew hallelujah
  2. Psalm 149:7 Reading against the MT and with the LXX
  3. Psalm 149:8 Literally “honorable ones”
  4. Psalm 149:9 Hebrew “written”
  5. Psalm 149:9 Hebrew hallelujah