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A Song About Rejoicing in God

149 Hallelujah!
    Sing a new song to the Lord,
        praising him where the godly gather together.
May Israel rejoice in its Maker,
    and Zion’s descendants in their King!
May they praise his name with dancing,
    chanting songs to him with tambourines and lyres.
For the Lord is pleased with his people;
    he beautifies the afflicted with salvation.

May those he loves be exalted,
    singing for joy on their couches.
Let high praises to God be heard[a] in their throats,
    while they wield two-edged swords in their hands
as they bring retribution to nations
    and punishment to peoples,
binding their kings with chains,
    their officials with iron bands,
and executing the judgment written against them.
This is honor for all the ones he loves.

Hallelujah!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 149:6 The Heb. lacks heard

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