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Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 149

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 149

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Chapter 149

1Hallelujah! Sing to the Lord a new song; His praise is in the congregation of the pious.   אהַלְלוּיָהּ | שִׁירוּ לַיהֹוָה שִׁיר חָדָשׁ תְּהִלָּתוֹ בִּקְהַל חֲסִידִים:
2Israel will rejoice with its Maker; the children of Zion will exult with their King.   ביִשְׂמַח יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּעֹשָׂיו בְּנֵי צִיּוֹן יָגִילוּ בְּמַלְכָּם:
3They will praise His name in dance; with timbrel and harp they will play music to Him.   גיְהַלְלוּ שְׁמוֹ בְּמָחוֹל בְּתֹף וְכִנּוֹר יְזַמְּרוּ לוֹ:
4For the Lord takes delight in His people; He lauds the humble with salvation.   דכִּי רוֹצֶה יְהֹוָה בְּעַמּוֹ יְפָאֵר עֲנָוִים בִּישׁוּעָה:
5The pious will exult in glory; they will sing praises on their beds.   היַעְלְזוּ חֲסִידִים בְּכָבוֹד יְרַנְּנוּ עַל מִשְׁכְּבוֹתָם:
6Lofty praises of God in their throats and a double-edged sword in their hands,   ורוֹמְמוֹת אֵל בִּגְרוֹנָם וְחֶרֶב פִּיפִיּוֹת בְּיָדָם:
Lofty praises of God in their throats: and they will be for them a double-edged sword.  
7To wreak vengeance upon the nations, contentions upon the kingdoms.   זלַעֲשׂוֹת נְקָמָה בַגּוֹיִם תּוֹכֵחוֹת בַּלְאֻמִּים:
8To bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron.   חלֶאְסֹּר מַלְכֵיהֶם בְּזִקִּים וְנִכְבְּדֵיהֶם בְּכַבְלֵי בַרְזֶל:
with chains: Heb. בזקים, chains.  
9To execute upon them a written judgment; that will be splendor to all His pious ones. Hallelujah!   טלַעֲשׂוֹת בָּהֶם | מִשְׁפָּט כָּתוּב הָדָר הוּא לְכָל חֲסִידָיו הַלְלוּיָהּ:
a written judgment: (Ezek. 25:14) “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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