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Psalms 149:1

    Psalms 149:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Praise you the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Praise ye Jehovah. Sing unto Jehovah a new song, And his praise in the assembly of the saints.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let the Lord be praised. Make a new song to the Lord, let his praise be in the meeting of his saints.

    Webster's Revision

    Praise ye Jehovah. Sing unto Jehovah a new song, And his praise in the assembly of the saints.

    World English Bible

    Praise Yahweh! Sing to Yahweh a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the assembly of the saints.

    Definitions for Psalms 149:1

    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 149:1

    Sing unto the Lord a new song - That is, as we have often had occasion to remark, an excellent song, the best we can possibly pronounce. So the word חדש chadash is often understood; and so the word novus, "new," was often used among the Latin writers: -

    Pollio amat nostram, quamvis sit rustica, musam.

    Pollio et ipse facit.

    Nova Carmina Virg. Ecclesiastes 3. ver. 84.

    Pollio loves my lines, although rude:

    Pollio himself makes excellent odes.

    Tamely and inexpressively translated by Dryden: -

    "Pollio my rural verse vouchsafes to read.

    My Pollio writes himself."

    O what a falling off is here!

    Servius, in his comment on nova, says, magna, Miranda. Nova means great, admirable.

    So on novum nectar, Ecl. v., ver. 71, he says, id est, magna dulcedo; "nectar of Excellent flavor."

    Congregation of saints - The Israelites, who were, by profession and by injunction, a holy people.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 149:1

    Praise ye the Lord - Margin, Hallelujah. See the notes at Psalm 146:1.

    Sing unto the Lord a new song - As if there was a new and a special occasion for praise. This would be so if the psalm was composed on the return from the exile; on the rebuilding of the city; and on the re-dedication of the temple. On the meaning of the language, see Psalm 33:3, note; Revelation 5:9, note; Revelation 14:3, note; see also Psalm 96:1; Isaiah 42:10.

    And his praise in the congregation of saints - In the assembly of the people of God. See Psalm 148:14, note; Psalm 111:1, note.