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The Complete Jewish Bible with Rashi Commentary
   

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 149

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 149

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Rashi's Commentary:

Chapter 149

1. Hallelujah! Sing to the Lord a new song; His praise is in the congregation of the pious.   א. הַלְלוּיָהּ | שִׁירוּ לַיהֹוָה שִׁיר חָדָשׁ תְּהִלָּתוֹ בִּקְהַל חֲסִידִים:
2. Israel will rejoice with its Maker; the children of Zion will exult with their King.   ב. יִשְׂמַח יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּעֹשָׂיו בְּנֵי צִיּוֹן יָגִילוּ בְּמַלְכָּם:
3. They will praise His name in dance; with timbrel and harp they will play music to Him.   ג. יְהַלְלוּ שְׁמוֹ בְּמָחוֹל בְּתֹף וְכִנּוֹר יְזַמְּרוּ לוֹ:
4. For the Lord takes delight in His people; He lauds the humble with salvation.   ד. כִּי רוֹצֶה יְהֹוָה בְּעַמּוֹ יְפָאֵר עֲנָוִים בִּישׁוּעָה:
5. The pious will exult in glory; they will sing praises on their beds.   ה. יַעְלְזוּ חֲסִידִים בְּכָבוֹד יְרַנְּנוּ עַל מִשְׁכְּבוֹתָם:
6. Lofty praises of God in their throats and a double-edged sword in their hands,   ו. רוֹמְמוֹת אֵל בִּגְרוֹנָם וְחֶרֶב פִּיפִיּוֹת בְּיָדָם:
Lofty praises of God in their throats: and they will be for them a double-edged sword.  
7. To wreak vengeance upon the nations, contentions upon the kingdoms.   ז. לַעֲשׂוֹת נְקָמָה בַגּוֹיִם תּוֹכֵחוֹת בַּלְאֻמִּים:
8. To bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron.   ח. לֶאְסֹּר מַלְכֵיהֶם בְּזִקִּים וְנִכְבְּדֵיהֶם בְּכַבְלֵי בַרְזֶל:
with chains: Heb. בזקים, chains.  
9. To execute upon them a written judgment; that will be splendor to all His pious ones. Hallelujah!   ט. לַעֲשׂוֹת בָּהֶם | מִשְׁפָּט כָּתוּב הָדָר הוּא לְכָל חֲסִידָיו הַלְלוּיָהּ:
a written judgment: (Ezek. 2:14) “And I shall lay My vengeance, etc.” If you ask [challenge] that Ezekiel was not yet born when David said this, [I will answer that] David prophesied about the end of the redemption, and when the end comes, the judgment will have been written for a long time.  
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