Psalm 149 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the Lord! Sing a new song to the Lord; sing his praise in the meeting of his people. 1 Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.
2 Let the Israelites be happy because of God, their Maker. Let the people of Jerusalem rejoice because of their King. 2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
3 They should praise him with dancing. They should sing praises to him with tambourines and harps. 3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.
4 The Lord is pleased with his people; he saves the humble. 4 For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
5 Let those who worship him rejoice in his glory. Let them sing for joy even in bed! 5 Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
6 Let them shout his praise with their two-edged swords in their hands. 6 May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,
7 They will punish the nations and defeat the people. 7 to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
8 They will put those kings in chains and those important men in iron bands. 8 to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron,
9 They will punish them as God has written. God is honored by all who worship him. 9 to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints. Praise the LORD.