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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882] at

Psalms Chapter 149

Psalms 149:1

psa 149:1

This Psalm sustains a close connection with the foregoing. The chosen people are exhorted to praise God, in view of past favors, and also future victories over enemies, of which they are impliedly assured. (Psa 149:1-9)

(Compare Psa 96:1).

Psalms 149:2

psa 149:2

God had signalized His relation as a sovereign, in restoring them to their land.

Psalms 149:3

psa 149:3

in the dance-- (Psa 30:11). The dance is connected with other terms, expressive of the great joy of the occasion. The word may be rendered "lute," to which the other instruments are joined.

sing praises--or, sing and play.

Psalms 149:4

psa 149:4

taketh pleasure--literally, "accepts," alluding to acceptance of propitiatory offerings (compare Psa 147:11).

beautify, &c.--adorn the humble with faith, hope, joy, and peace.

Psalms 149:5

psa 149:5

in glory--the honorable condition to which they are raised.

upon their beds--once a place of mourning (Psa 6:6).

Psalms 149:6

psa 149:6

high praises--or, "deeds." They shall go forth as religious warriors, as once religious laborers (Neh 4:17).

Psalms 149:7

psa 149:7

The destruction of the incorrigibly wicked attends the propagation of God's truth, so that the military successes of the Jews, after the captivity, typified the triumphs of the Gospel.

Psalms 149:9

psa 149:9

the judgment written--either in God's decrees, or perhaps as in Deu 32:41-43.

this honour--that is, to be thus employed, will be an honorable service, to be assigned

his saints--or, godly ones (Psa 16:3).

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