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Psalm 149:7-9 New English Translation (NET Bible)

in order to take[a] revenge on the nations,
and punish foreigners.
The godly bind[b] their enemies’ kings in chains,
and their nobles in iron shackles,
and execute the judgment to which their enemies[c] have been sentenced.[d]
All his loyal followers will be vindicated.[e]
Praise the Lord.


  1. Psalm 149:7 tn Heb “to do.”
  2. Psalm 149:8 tn Heb “to bind.”
  3. Psalm 149:9 tn Heb “they”; the referent (the enemies of the people of God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  4. Psalm 149:9 tn Heb “to do against them judgment [that] is written.”
  5. Psalm 149:9 tn Heb “it is honor for all his godly ones.” The judgment of the oppressive kings will bring vindication and honor to God’s people (see vv. 4-5).
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