149 1 An exhortation to the Church to praise the Lord for his victory and conquest, that he giveth his Saints against all man’s power.
Praise ye the Lord.
1 Sing ye unto the Lord [a]a new song: let his praise be heard in the Congregation of Saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that [b]made him, and let the children of Zion rejoice in their [c]King.
3 Let them praise his Name with the flute: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
4 For the Lord hath pleasure in his people: he will make the meek glorious by deliverance.
5 Let the Saints be joyful with glory: let them sing loud upon their [d]beds.
6 Let the high Acts of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hands,
7 [e]To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and corrections among the people:
8 To bind [f]their kings in chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron,
9 That they may execute upon them the judgment that is [g]written: this honor shall be to all his Saints. Praise ye the Lord.
Psalm 149:1For his rare and manifold benefits bestowed on his Church.
Psalm 149:2In that they were preferred before all other nations, it was as a new creation, and therefore, Ps. 95:7, they were called the sheep of God’s hands.
Psalm 149:2For God as he is the creator of the soul and body, so wills he that both … serve him and that his people be continually subject to him, as to their most lawful king.
Psalm 149:5He alludeth to that continual rest and quietness which they should have if they would suffer God to rule them.
Psalm 149:7This is chiefly accomplished in the kingdom of Christ when God’s people for just causes execute God’s judgments against his enemies: and it giveth no liberty to any to revenge their private injuries.
Psalm 149:8Not only the people, but the kings that were their enemies should be destroyed.
Psalm 149:9Hereby God bindeth the hands and minds of all his to enterprise no farther than he appointeth.
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