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Psalm 149 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Praise the Lord. Sing a new song to the Lord. Sing praise to him in the community of his faithful people. 1 Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.
2 Let Israel be filled with joy because God is their Maker. Let the people of Zion be glad because he is 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 dancing. Let them make music to him with harps and tambourines. 3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.
4 The LORD takes delight in his people. He saves those who aren't proud. He makes them feel like kings. 4 For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
5 Let his faithful people be filled with joy because of that honor. Let them sing with joy even when they are lying in bed. 5 Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
6 May they praise God with their mouths. May they hold in their hands a sword that has two edges. 6 May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,
7 Let them pay the nations back. Let them punish the people of the earth. 7 to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
8 Let them put the kings of those nations in chains. Let them put their nobles in iron chains. 8 to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron,
9 Let them carry out God's sentence against the nations. That will bring glory to all of his faithful people. Praise the Lord. 9 to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints. Praise the LORD.