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Psalm 149 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hallelujah! Sing to God a brand-new song, praise him in the company of all who love him. 1 Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.
2 Let all Israel celebrate their Sovereign Creator, Zion's children exult 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 in dance; strike up the band and make great music! 3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.
4 And why? Because God delights in his people, festoons plain folk with salvation garlands! 4 For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
5 Let true lovers break out in praise, sing out from wherever they're sitting, 5 Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
6 Shout the high praises of God, brandish their swords in the wild sword-dance - 6 May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,
7 A portent of vengeance on the God-defying nations, a signal that punishment's coming, 7 to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
8 Their kings chained and hauled off to jail, their leaders behind bars for good, 8 to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron,
9 The judgment on them carried out to the letter - and all who love God in the seat of honor! Hallelujah! 9 to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints. Praise the LORD.