The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his love to the Church,
Psalms 149:1 Prayse ye the Lord. Sing ye vnto the Lorde a newe song: let his prayse be heard in the Congregation of Saints. Psalms 149:2 Let Israel reioyce in him that made him, and let ye children of Zion reioyce in their King. Psalms 149:3 Let them prayse his Name with the flute: let them sing prayses vnto him with the timbrell and harpe. Psalms 149:4 For the Lorde hath pleasure in his people: he will make the meeke glorious by deliuerance.
and for that power which he hath given to the Church.
Psalms 149:5 Let ye Saints be ioyfull with glorie: let them sing loud vpon their beddes. Psalms 149:6 Let the high Actes of God bee in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hands, Psalms 149:7 To execute vengeance vpon the heathen, and corrections among the people: Psalms 149:8 To binde their Kings in chaines, and their nobles with fetters of yron, Psalms 149:9 That they may execute vpon them the iudgement that is written: this honour shall be to all his Saintes. Prayse ye the Lord.