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Psalms 149:5

    Psalms 149:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud on their beds.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let the saints exult in glory: Let them sing for joy upon their beds.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let the saints have joy and glory: let them give cries of joy on their beds.

    Webster's Revision

    Let the saints exult in glory: Let them sing for joy upon their beds.

    World English Bible

    Let the saints rejoice in honor. Let them sing for joy on their beds.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let the saints exult in glory: let them sing for joy upon their beds.

    Definitions for Psalms 149:5

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 149:5

    Let the saints be joyful in glory - Let them be gloriously joyful: seeing themselves so honored and so successful, let them be joyful. God has put glory or honor upon them; let them give him the thanks due to his name.

    Sing aloud upon their beds - While they are reclining on their couches. At their festal banquets, let them shout the praises of the Lord. In imitation of this we often have at our public entertainments the following words sung, taken from the Vulgate of Psalm 115:1 : Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis; sed Nomini Tuo da Gloriam! super Misericordia Tua et Veritate Tua. "Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy and for thy truth's sake." Let them mingle their feasting with Divine songs. This reclining on couches, while they take their food, is still practiced in Asiatic countries.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 149:5

    Let the saints be joyful in glory - In the glory of their condition; in the favor of God; in the honor which he bestows upon them. Let them rejoice in this; let them shout and triumph over this. Other men rejoice in honor; in wealth; in houses, lands, parks, libraries, works of art: let the saints rejoice in the glory of being the friends of God; in the hope of heaven. Compare Psalm 84:11.

    Let them sing aloud upon their beds - Compare Job 35:10, note; Acts 16:25, note; Psalm 34:1, note. The idea is, that in the meditations of the night, when darkness is around them, when alone with God, they may find occasion for exultation and praise. Their hearts may be full of joy, and alone they may give expression to their joy in songs of praise.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 149:5

    149:5 In glory - For the honour which God putteth upon them. Beds - By night as well as by day.