they shout for joy upon their beds, upon which they have hitherto poured forth their complaints over the present (cf. 1. INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 149. Psalm 149:5. --William Bloys, in "Meditations upon the xlii. Because they have the glorious hope of resurrection. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. The merciful shall rejoice in glory; they shall shout for joy upon their couches. Their exultation should express itself in shouts and songs, for it is not a feeling of which they have any need to be ashamed. The scope of this short but excellent psalm is to show us the way to heaven, and to convince us that, if we would be happy, we must be holy and honest. Salem Media Group. Psalms 149:5 Context. Either the rejoicing is carried far into the night, and when retired to rest the happy people burst âout anew into singing; or (see Hosea 7:14), the couches may rather be the divans where feasts were held. One of the greatest privilege in Christian life and ministry is to Rejoice in the Lord always; The Bible repeatedly commands us to “rejoice in the Lord” (Phil 3:1; 4:4). New International Version (NIV) Bible Book List. Upon their beds, where before in the loneliness of night they consumed themselves with grief for their shame. Psalm 149:5-9. Here begins a beautiful exegesis of the former passage. At what time soever God is pleased to inspire his grace and comfort into us, we ought to rejoice therein, and by night on the bed to seek him whom our soul loveth; abridging that time of rest and ease, that it may become as beneficial unto us as the day itself. (Note: Such, too (with pomp, not "with an army"), is the meaning of μετὰ δόξης in 1 Macc. upon their beds—once a place of mourning (Ps 6:6). Psalm 149:5 . Presumably, Psalm 149 was chosen as the lectionary psalm for All Saints Day because the “saints” show up three times in this psalm (verses 1, 5, 9 NIV). Verse 5. Log In/Sign Up . Because affliction is often a proof of God's love. A Commentary on the Psalms (Kregel Exegetical Library, 3 Volumes) by Allen Ross $$$ Allen Ross has written a masterful three-volume commentary on the Psalter. -- C.A.D. 1. Psalm 149:5 "Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds." Learn more. Truly Great is the Lord, and His Mercy, truly Great is He who gave to us to eat His Body, wherein He suffered such great things, and His Blood to drink. The prophets pronounced judgment on those who claimed to be faithful, but whose lives failed to live up to their claims. 10:60; 14:4, 5, vid., Grimm in loc.)). Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud upon their beds. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. What shall I render unto him for all his revelations and gifts to me? Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. AMPC. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him] And new made him, Ephesians 2:10, and thereby highly advanced him, as 1 Samuel 12:6. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. In their glorious estate by Christ, notwithstanding their present poverty. Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds. Ps 149:1-9. This Psalm sustains a close connection with the foregoing. i. Verse 5. Psalms 149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand, To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples; To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute on them the written judgment— This honor have all His saints. They did not do it from personal revenge or earthly politics, but in obedience to God's command. Psalms 149:7. Commentary on Psalms - Volume 5 — John Calvin . 5. Praise the LORD! Let the saints be joyful in glory In the glory put upon them now, being beautified with salvation; in the righteousness of Christ on them, and the grace of Christ in them, which makes them all glorious within; and in the glory they expect to have hereafter, both upon their bodies and souls, and in the hope of that, ( Romans 5:2) . And as David ends this section of praise, he expands our view beyond this immediate act of God in delivering David – that he’s been focused on thus far. Psalm 15. AMP. Tools. Psalms 33:3). It is more profitable to meditate on Divine truths, applying them to our own cases, and with hearts lifted to God in prayer, than with a curious or disputing frame of mind. Verse 5. To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with iron fetters: 9. let them sing aloud upon their beds; while others are taking their rest and ease, let them meditate on the word of God; commune with their own hearts about their state and condition; remember the Lord, and his goodness to them; all which give an occasion to give thanks unto him, and sing aloud his praise, Psalm 63:5; and when they awake on their beds in a morning, after sound sleep and a good repose, it becomes them to praise the Lord, who gives his beloved sleep; and who only makes them sleep, and dwell in safety, Psalm 4:8. Let the godly ones exult in glory; Let them sing for joy on their beds. We have encountered rebellious words and struggling faith. 149:1-5 New mercies continually demand new songs of praise, upon earth and in heaven. That he is exalted, '' James 1:9 6:6 ) not that I may sleep -- I lie awake and... Honour and sing a new song These short Commentaries are based on Level a (! 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