Psalm 149 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints. 1 Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
3 Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp. 3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.
4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation. 4 For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds. 5 Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand, 6 May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,
7 To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples; 7 to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
8 To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron; 8 to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron,
9 To execute on them the written judgment-- This honor have all His saints. Praise the Lord! 9 to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints. Praise the LORD.