Psalm 149

1 Praise ye Jehovah
Sing unto Jehovah a new song,
And his praise in the assembly of the saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him:
Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

1 It may be manifest on what ground it is that the angels are called holy. Not that they are holy in themselves, but of the Lord, who alone is holy, and from whom alone comes what is holy, for by angels — saints — are signified truths. A. 9229.
The church is called a people of saints. They are called saints because the angels in the abstract sense signify Divine truths from the Lord. R. 586
See Psalm xviii. 1. E. 326
1-3. See Psalm lvii. 8-10. R. 279
See Psalm xcviii. 1, 4-8. E. 326
1 4. The Lord is to be worshipped from an affection for truth and good, because He loves them. P. P
1, 3. See Psalm lxviii. 25, 26. A. 8337
1, 9. See Psalm civ. 35. R. 803
See Psalm civ. 35. E. 1197
2, 3. See Psalm ii. 6-8, 12. R. 612
See Psalm xcii. 2-4. E. 323
See Psalm xlviii. 3, 4. E. 850.

3 Let them praise his name in the dance:
Let them sing praises unto him with timbrel and harp.
4 For Jehovah taketh pleasure in his people:
He will beautify the meek with salvation.

3, The timbrel stands for good, and the harp for truth which they praise. A. 420
See Psalm xxx. 12. A. 8339
See Psalm xxx. 12. A. 10416

5 Let the saints exult in glory:
Let them sing for joy upon their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand;

5, 6. See Psalm xlv. 4, 5. A. 2799
See Psalm xlv. 4-6. R. 52
See Psalm xlv. 4-6. E. 131
Because Divine truth belongs to them. P. P.

7 To execute vengeance upon the nations,
And punishments upon the peoples;
8 To bind their kings with chains,
And their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute upon them the judgment written:
This honor have all his saints.
Praise ye Jehovah.

7-9. And by that the hells are restrained. P. P.