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Psalms 149

 

 

Introduction
1The prophet exhorts to praise God for his love to the church;
5and for that power which he has given to the church.

Verse 1
Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Praise ye the Lord
Heb. Hallelujah.
148:1
Sing
33:3; 96:1; 98:1; 144:9; Isaiah 42:10; Revelation 5:9
in the congregation
22:22,25; 68:26; 89:5; 111:1; 116:18; Hebrews 2:12

Verse 2
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
rejoice
100:1-3; 135:3,4; Deuteronomy 7:6,7; 12:7; 1 Samuel 12:22; Job 35:10; Isaiah 54:5
let the
Isaiah 52:7; 62:11,12; Joel 2:23; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:5; 25:34; Luke 19:27,38; John 19:15,19-22; Philippians 3:3; Revelation 19:6

Verse 3
Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
in the dance
or, with the pipe.
150:4; *marg:; Exodus 15:20; Judges 11:34; 2 Samuel 6:16; Jeremiah 31:13
with the timbrel
33:2; 81:2; 137:2-4; 150:3-5; 1 Chronicles 15:28,29; 16:42; 25:6; 2 Chronicles 29:25; Ezra 3:10

Verse 4
For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
taketh pleasure
22:8; 35:27; 117:2; 147:11; Proverbs 11:20; Isaiah 62:4,5; Jeremiah 32:41; Zephaniah 3:17
beautify
90:17; 132:16; Isaiah 61:1-3,10; Hebrews 12:10; 1 Peter 3:4; 5:5; Revelation 7:14

Verse 5
Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
the saints
23:1; 118:15; 145:10; Romans 5:2; 1 Peter 1:8
sing
42:8; 63:5,6; 92:2; Job 35:10

Verse 6
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
the high
96:4; Nehemiah 9:5; Daniel 4:37; Luke 2:14; Revelation 19:6
mouth
Heb. throat.
115:7; 145:3-5
and a two-edged
Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 1:16

Verse 7
To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
137:8,9; Numbers 31:2,3; Judges 5:23; 1 Samuel 15:2,3,18-23; Zechariah 9:13-16; Zechariah 14:17-19; Revelation 19:11-21

Verse 8
To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
Joshua 10:23,24; 12:7; Judges 1:6,7

Verse 9
To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
to execute
137:8; Deuteronomy 7:1,2; 32:42,43; Isaiah 14:22,23; Revelation 17:14-16
this honour
148:14; 1 Corinthians 6:2,3; Revelation 3:21

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 149:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-149.html.

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