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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 149:1-9

149  Praise Jah, YOU people!*+ Sing to Jehovah a new song,+ His praise in the congregation* of loyal ones.+   Let Israel rejoice in its grand Maker,*+ The sons of Zion—let them be joyful in their King.+   Let them praise his name with dancing.+ With the tambourine and the harp let them make melody to him.+   For Jehovah is taking pleasure in his people.+ He beautifies the meek ones with salvation.+   Let the loyal ones exult in glory;* Let them cry out joyfully on their beds.+   Let the songs extolling God* be in their throat,+ And a two-edged sword be in their hand,+   To execute vengeance upon the nations,+ Rebukes upon the national groups,+   To bind their kings with shackles+ And their glorified* ones with fetters of iron,   To execute upon them the judicial decision written.+ Such splendor belongs to all his loyal ones.+ Praise Jah, YOU people!+

Footnotes

See 104:35 ftns.
“In the congregation of.” Heb., biq·hal′; Gr., ek·kle·si′ai; Lat., con·gre·ga·ti·o′ne.
“Grand Maker,” pl. in Heb. to denote excellence and grandeur.
Or, “with glory.”
Lit., “extolling songs of God.”
Or, “distinguished.”