Psalms 149

Praise for God’s Triumph

1
Hallelujah!: Or Praise the Lord!; it literally means Praise Yah! (a shortened form of Yahweh)
Hallelujah!
Sing to the Lord a new song b
His praise in the assembly of the godly. c
2 Let Israel celebrate its Maker;
let the children of
Zion: Originally a term for the fortified section of Jerusalem and then, by extension, used for the temple and the city of Jerusalem both in the present time and in the future
Zion rejoice in their King. e
3 Let them praise His name with dancing
and make music to Him with tambourine and lyre. f
4 For
Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
Yahweh takes pleasure in His people; h
He adorns the humble with salvation. i
5 Let the godly celebrate in triumphal glory;
let them shout for joy on their beds. j

6 Let the exaltation of God be in their mouths
Lit throat

and a double-edged sword in their hands l
7 inflicting vengeance on the nations
and punishment on the peoples m
8 binding their kings with chains
and their dignitaries with iron shackles n
9 carrying out the judgment decreed against them.
This honor is for all His godly people. o
Hallelujah!: Or Praise the Lord!; it literally means Praise Yah! (a shortened form of Yahweh)
Hallelujah!
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