O Praise God in His Holiness!

Psalms 149–150

Works of art by Unknown artist, Jannis Kounellis, and Reuven Rubin
Commentaries by Rachel Coombes

Psalms 149–150

Bible passage (Revised Standard Version)

Psalms 149

149Praise the Lord!

Sing to the Lord a new song,

his praise in the assembly of the faithful!

2Let Israel be glad in his Maker,

let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King!

3Let them praise his name with dancing,

making melody to him with timbrel and lyre!

4For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;

he adorns the humble with victory.

5Let the faithful exult in glory;

let them sing for joy on their couches.

6Let the high praises of God be in their throats

and two-edged swords in their hands,

7to wreak vengeance on the nations

and chastisement on the peoples,

8to bind their kings with chains

and their nobles with fetters of iron,

9to execute on them the judgment written!

This is glory for all his faithful ones.

Praise the Lord!

150Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;

praise him in his mighty firmament!

2Praise him for his mighty deeds;

praise him according to his exceeding greatness!

3Praise him with trumpet sound;

praise him with lute and harp!

4Praise him with timbrel and dance;

praise him with strings and pipe!

5Praise him with sounding cymbals;

praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

6Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord!