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Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

149:1 a new song. “Song” occurs more in the Psalms than in all the rest of the Bible. There are nine “new songs” mentioned in the Bible (Psalms 33:3; 40:3; 96:1; 98:1; 144:9; 149:1; Isaiah 42:10; Revelation 5:9; 14:3). Possibly this new song, sung in the great congregation, is the same as that of Revelation 5:9.

149:3 in the dance. The dancing will express joy and worship, not sensuality.

149:6 two-edged sword. Not only the Scriptures (Hebrews 4:12), but the sword of judgment. The saints will share in the judgment and reign of Christ (I Corinthians 6:2,3; Revelation 2:26,27; 19:4-6).

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