149 Praise Jah, YOU people!*+Sing to Jehovah a new song,+His praise in the congregation* of loyal ones.+ 2 Let Israel rejoice in its grand Maker,*+The sons of Zion—let them be joyful in their King.+ 3 Let them praise his name with dancing.+With the tambourine and the harp let them make melody to him.+ 4 For Jehovah is taking pleasure in his people.+He beautifies the meek ones with salvation.+ 5 Let the loyal ones exult in glory;*Let them cry out joyfully on their beds.+ 6 Let the songs extolling God* be in their throat,+And a two-edged sword be in their hand,+ 7 To execute vengeance upon the nations,+Rebukes upon the national groups,+ 8 To bind their kings with shackles+And their glorified* ones with fetters of iron, 9 To execute upon them the judicial decision written.+Such splendor belongs to all his loyal ones.+Praise Jah, YOU people!+
^ See 104:35 ftns.
^ “In the congregation of.” Heb., biq·halʹ; Gr., ek·kle·siʹai; Lat., con·gre·ga·ti·oʹne.
^ “Grand Maker,” pl. in Heb. to denote excellence and grandeur.
^ Or, “with glory.”
^ Lit., “extolling songs of God.”
^ Or, “distinguished.”