149:4 For the Lord takes delight in his people;
he exalts the oppressed by delivering them. 1
Let them shout for joy upon their beds! 3
149:6 May they praise God
while they hold a two-edged sword in their hand, 4
1 tn Heb “he honors the oppressed [with] deliverance.”
3 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.
4 tn Heb “[May] praises of God [be] in their throat, and a two-edged sword in their hand.”