1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORDFor his rare and manifold benefits bestowed on his Church.a new song, [and] his praise in the congregation of saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him thatIn that they were preferred before all other nations, it was a new creation, and therefore (Psa_95:7) they were called the sheep of God's hands.made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in theirFor God as he is the creator of the soul and body, so will he that both two serve him, and that his people be continually subject to him, as to their most lawful king.King.
3 Let them prayse his Name with the flute: let them sing prayses vnto him with the timbrell and harpe.
4 For the Lorde hath pleasure in his people: he will make the meeke glorious by deliuerance.
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon theirHe alludes to that continual rest and quietness which they should have if they would suffer God to rule them.beds.
6 Let the high Actes of God bee in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hands,
7 This is chiefly accomplished in the kingdom of Christ when God's people for just causes execute God's judgments against his enemies and it gives no liberty to any to avenge their private injuries.To execute vengeance upon the heathen, [and] punishments upon the people;
8 To bindNot only the people, but the kings who were their enemies should be destroyed.their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute upon them the judgmentBy this God binds the hands and minds of all his to enterprise no farther than he appoints.written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.