The Passion Translation
149 Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
It’s time to sing to God a brand-new song[a]
so that all his holy people will hear how wonderful he is!
2 May Israel be enthused with joy because of him,
and may the sons of Zion pour out
their joyful praises to their King.
3 Break forth with dancing!
Make music and sing God’s praises with the rhythm of drums!
4 For he enjoys his faithful lovers.
He adorns the humble with his beauty,
and he loves to give them victory.
5 His godly lovers triumph in the glory of God,
and their joyful praises will rise even while others sleep.
6 God’s high and holy praises fill their mouths,
for their shouted praises are their weapons of war!
7 These warring weapons will bring vengeance
on the nations and every resistant power—
8 to bind kings with chains and rulers with iron shackles.
9 Praise-filled warriors will enforce
the judgment decreed against their enemies.
This is the honor he gives to all his godly lovers.
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
- 149:1 Or “a spontaneous song.”