149:6 May they praise God
while they hold a two-edged sword in their hand, 1
and punish foreigners.
and their nobles in iron shackles,
All his loyal followers will be vindicated. 6
Praise the Lord!
1 tn Heb “[May] praises of God [be] in their throat, and a two-edged sword in their hand.”
2 tn Heb “to do.”
3 tn Heb “to bind.”
4 tn Heb “they”; the referent (the enemies of the people of God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Heb “to do against them judgment [that] is written.”