1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song! Praise him in the assembly of the godly! 2 Let Israel rejoice in their Creator! Let the people of Zion delight in their king! 3 Let them praise his name with dancing! Let them sing praises to him to the accompaniment of the tambourine and harp! 4 For the Lord takes delight in his people; he exalts the oppressed by delivering them. 5 Let the godly rejoice because of their vindication! Let them shout for joy upon their beds!
6 May they praise God while they hold a two-edged sword in their hand, 7 in order to take revenge on the nations, and punish foreigners. 8 They bind their kings in chains, and their nobles in iron shackles, 9 and execute the judgment to which their enemies have been sentenced. All his loyal followers will be vindicated. Praise the Lord!