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