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Psalm 149 Expanded Bible (EXB)

Praise the God of Israel

149 Praise the Lord!

Sing a new song [C celebrating victory; 33:3; 40:3; 96:1; 98:1; 144:9; Is. 42:10; Rev. 5:9; 14:3] to the Lord;
sing his praise in the ·meeting [assembly; congregation] of his ·people [saints; loyal ones].

Let the Israelites ·be happy [rejoice] because of God, [L in] their Maker.
    Let the ·people of Jerusalem [L sons of Zion; C location of the Temple] rejoice ·because [L in] of their King.
They should praise him with dancing.
    They should ·sing praises [make a psalm] to him with tambourines and harps.
The Lord is pleased with his people;
    he ·saves [L endows with salvation/victory] the ·humble [needy].
Let ·those who worship him [the saints/loyal ones] rejoice in his glory [C God’s manifest presence].
    Let them sing for joy even in bed!

Let them ·shout his praise [L exalt God with their throats]
    with their two-edged swords in their hands.
They will ·punish [execute vengeance against] the nations
    and ·defeat [punish] the people.
They will put those kings in chains
    and ·those important men [honored men] in iron bands.
They will ·punish them as God has written [L accomplish a written judgment].
    God is honored by ·all who worship him [his saints/loyal ones].

Praise the Lord!

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