The Psalms

Psalm 149

The prophet exhorts to praise God for his love to the church, 1-4; and for that power which he has given to the church, 3-9.

1 Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

2 Let Israel rejoice in him who made them. Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

3 Let them praise his name in the dance. Let them sing praises to him with the tambourine and harp.

4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people. He will beautify the meek with salvation.

5 Let the saints be joyful in glory. Let them sing aloud upon their beds.

6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand,

7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen and punishments upon the people,

8 To bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron,

9 To execute upon them the judgment written. All his saints have this honor. Praise the LORD.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 149