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Let the godly rejoice because of their vindication.[a]
Let them shout for joy upon their beds.[b]
May the praises of God be in their mouths
and a two-edged sword in their hands,
in order to take[c] revenge on the nations,
and punish foreigners.

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  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Psalm 149:7 tn Heb “to do.”

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