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Psalms 149:2

    Psalms 149:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let Israel have joy in his maker; let the children of Zion be glad in their King.

    Webster's Revision

    Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

    World English Bible

    Let Israel rejoice in him who made them. Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

    Definitions for Psalms 149:2

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 149:2

    In him that made him - Let them remember in their exultations to give all glory to the Lord; for he is the Author of their being and their blessings. And let them know that he is their King also; that they should submit to his authority, and be guided and regulated in their hearts and conduct by his laws.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 149:2

    Let Israel - The people of Israel; the Hebrew people; the people of God.

    Rejoice in him that made him - Him, who has made the people what they are. All that they have and are is to be traced to him, as really as the universe of matter is to be traced to his power. Their condition is not one of development, or one which is the result of their own wisdom, grace, or power. See the notes at Psalm 100:3 : "It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves." Compare Isaiah 54:5.

    Let the children of Zion - Those who dwell in Zion or Jerusalem.

    Be joyful in their King - In God as their king.

    (a) That they have a king, or that there is one to rule over them;

    (b) That they have such a king; one so wise, so powerful, so good;

    (c) That he administers his government with so much efficiency, impartiality, equity, wisdom, goodness. Compare Psalm 100:3-5.