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Psalm 149 The Voice (VOICE)

Psalm 149

Praise the Eternal!
Write new songs; sing them to Him with all your might!
    Gather with His faithful followers in joyful praise;
Let all of Israel celebrate their Maker, their God, their friend;
    let the children of Zion find great joy in their true King.
So let the music begin; praise His name—dance and sing
    to the rhythm of the tambourine, and to the tune of the harp.
For the Eternal is listening, and nothing pleases Him more than His people;
    He raises up the poor and endows them with His salvation.
Let His faithful followers erupt in praise,
    singing triumphantly wherever they are, even as they lie down for sleep in the evening.
With the name of God and praise in their mouths,
    with a two-edged sword in their hands,
Let them take revenge on all nations who deny God.
    Let them punish the peoples.
Kings and nobles will be locked up,
    and their freedom will be bound in iron shackles.
This judgment against them, decreed by a holy God, will be carried out.
    It’s an honor for all His faithful followers to serve Him.
Praise the Eternal!

The Voice (VOICE)

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Psalm 149 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 149

Praise the Lord.[a]

Sing to the Lord a new song,
    his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.

Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;
    let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
Let them praise his name with dancing
    and make music to him with timbrel and harp.
For the Lord takes delight in his people;
    he crowns the humble with victory.
Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor
    and sing for joy on their beds.

May the praise of God be in their mouths
    and a double-edged sword in their hands,
to inflict vengeance on the nations
    and punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings with fetters,
    their nobles with shackles of iron,
to carry out the sentence written against them—
    this is the glory of all his faithful people.

Praise the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 149:1 Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verse 9
New International Version (NIV)

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