Psalm 149New English Translation (NET Bible)
1 Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song!
Praise him in the assembly of the godly!
2 Let Israel rejoice in their Creator!
Let the people of Zion delight in their King!
3 Let them praise his name with dancing!
Let them sing praises to him to the accompaniment of the tambourine and harp!
4 For the Lord takes delight in his people;
he exalts the oppressed by delivering them.
5 Let the godly rejoice because of their vindication!
Let them shout for joy upon their beds!
6 May they praise God
while they hold a two-edged sword in their hand,
7 in order to take revenge on the nations,
and punish foreigners.
8 They bind their kings in chains,
and their nobles in iron shackles,
9 and execute the judgment to which their enemies have been sentenced.
All his loyal followers will be vindicated.
Praise the Lord!