Psalms 149

A New Song of Praise

1Shout praises to the Lord!

Sing him a new song of praise

when his loyal people meet.

2People of Israel, rejoice

because of your Creator.

People of Zion, celebrate

because of your King.

3Praise his name by dancing

and playing music on harps

and tambourines.

4The Lord is pleased

with his people,

and he gives victory

to those who are humble.

5All of you faithful people,

praise our glorious Lord!

Celebrate and worship.

6 Praise God with songs

on your lips

and a sword in your hand.

7Take revenge and punish

the nations.

8Put chains of iron

on their kings and rulers.

9Punish them as they deserve;

this is the privilege

of God's faithful people.

Shout praises to the Lord!