Psalm 149

1    Alleluia.

O sing to the Lord a new song;  

sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful.

2    Let Israel rejoice in their maker;  

let the children of Zion be joyful in their king.

3    Let them praise his name in the dance;  

let them sing praise to him with timbrel and lyre.

4    For the Lord has pleasure in his people  

and adorns the poor with salvation.

5    Let the faithful be joyful in glory;  

let them rejoice in their ranks,

6    With the praises of God in their mouths  

and a two-edged sword in their hands;

7    To execute vengeance on the nations  

and punishment on the peoples;

8    To bind their kings in chains  

and their nobles with fetters of iron;

9    To execute on them the judgement decreed:  

such honour have all his faithful servants.



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