Lexham English Bible
Praise to God for His Future Judgment
149 Praise Yah.[a]
Sing to Yahweh a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
2 Let Israel be glad in its maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their king.
3 Let them praise his name with dancing;
let them sing praises to him with tambourine and lyre.
4 For Yahweh takes pleasure in his people;
he glorifies the afflicted with salvation.
5 Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy on their beds.
6 Let the extolling of God be in their throat,
and a double-edged sword in their hand,
7 to execute vengeance on the nations
and punishment on the peoples,[b]
8 to bind their kings with chains
and their nobles[c] with fetters of iron,
9 to execute on them the judgment that is decreed.[d]
This will be honor for all his faithful ones;