The Message

Psalm 149

11-4 Hallelujah!
Sing to God a brand-new song,
    praise him in the company of all who love him.
Let all Israel celebrate their Sovereign Creator,
    Zion’s children exult in their King.
Let them praise his name in dance;
    strike up the band and make great music!
And why? Because God delights in his people,
    festoons plain folk with salvation garlands!

5-9 Let true lovers break out in praise,
    sing out from wherever they’re sitting,
Shout the high praises of God,
    brandish their swords in the wild sword-dance—
A portent of vengeance on the God-defying nations,
    a signal that punishment’s coming,
Their kings chained and hauled off to jail,
    their leaders behind bars for good,
The judgment on them carried out to the letter
    —and all who love God in the seat of honor!
Hallelujah!

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 149

以色列要讚美上帝

1你們要讚美耶和華!
要向耶和華唱新歌,
在祂忠心子民的聚會中頌讚祂!
願以色列因他的造物主而歡喜,
願錫安的百姓因他們的君王而快樂。
願他們跳舞讚美祂的名,
擊鼓彈琴歌頌祂。
因為耶和華喜愛祂的子民,
祂賜尊榮給謙卑的人,
使他們得勝。
願祂忠心的子民因所得的榮耀而歡樂,
願他們躺臥在床上的時候也歡唱。
6-7 願他們高聲頌讚耶和華,
手握兩刃利劍向列國復仇,
在列邦中施行懲罰,
用鐵鏈捆綁他們的君王,
用鐵銬鎖住他們的首領,
按他們的罪狀審判他們。
這就是祂忠心的子民所得的榮耀。
你們要讚美耶和華!