149:2 Let Israel rejoice in their Creator!
Let them shout for joy upon their beds! 4
149:6 May they praise God
while they hold a two-edged sword in their hand, 5
and punish foreigners.
and their nobles in iron shackles,
All his loyal followers will be vindicated. 10
Praise the Lord!
1 tn Heb “sons.”
2 sn The
4 tn The significance of the reference to “beds” is unclear. Perhaps the point is that they should rejoice at all times, even when falling asleep or awaking.
5 tn Heb “[May] praises of God [be] in their throat, and a two-edged sword in their hand.”
6 tn Heb “to do.”
7 tn Heb “to bind.”
8 tn Heb “they”; the referent (the enemies of the people of God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
9 tn Heb “to do against them judgment [that] is written.”