Psalm 149

1 Praise the Lord! Sing a new song to the Lord; praise him in the assembly of his faithful people!
2 Be glad, Israel, because of your Creator; rejoice, people of Zion, because of your king!
3 Praise his name with dancing; play drums and harps in praise of him.
4 The Lord takes pleasure in his people; he honors the humble with victory.
5 Let God's people rejoice in their triumph and sing joyfully all night long.
6 Let them shout aloud as they praise God, 1 with their sharp swords in their hands
7 to defeat the nations and to punish the peoples;
8 to bind their kings in chains, their leaders in chains of iron;
9 to punish the nations as God has commanded. This is the victory of God's people. Praise the Lord!