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For the Lord takes delight in his people;
he exalts the oppressed by delivering them.[a]
Let the godly rejoice because of their vindication.[b]
Let them shout for joy upon their beds.[c]
May the praises of God be in their mouths
and a two-edged sword in their hands,

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  1. Psalm 149:4 tn Heb “he honors the oppressed [with] deliverance.”
  2. Psalm 149:5 tn Heb “in glory.” Here “glory” probably refers to the “honor” that belongs to the Lord’s people as a result of their deliverance (see v. 4).
  3. Psalm 149:5 tn The significance of the reference to “beds” is unclear. Perhaps the point is that they should rejoice at all times, even when falling asleep or awaking.