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To bring retribution on the nations,
    punishment on the peoples,(A)
To bind their kings in shackles,
    their nobles in chains of iron,
To execute the judgments decreed for them—
    such is the glory[a] of all God’s faithful.
Hallelujah!

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Footnotes

  1. 149:9 The glory: what brings honor to the people is their readiness to carry out the divine will, here conceived as punishing injustice done by the nations.

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