Psalm 149:2
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New American Standard Bible
Let Israel be glad in his Maker; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King.

King James Bible
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

Darby Bible Translation
Let Israel rejoice in his Maker; let the sons of Zion be joyful in their King.

World English Bible
Let Israel rejoice in him who made them. Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

Young's Literal Translation
Israel doth rejoice in his Maker, Sons of Zion do joy in their king.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Let Israel - The people of Israel; the Hebrew people; the people of God.

Rejoice in him that made him - Him, who has made the people what they are. All that they have and are is to be traced to him, as really as the universe of matter is to be traced to his power. Their condition is not one of development, or one which is the result of their own wisdom, grace, or power. See the notes at Psalm 100:3 : "It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves." Compare Isaiah 54:5.

Let the children of Zion - Those who dwell in Zion or Jerusalem.

Be joyful in their King - In God as their king.

(a) That they have a king, or that there is one to rule over them;

(b) That they have such a king; one so wise, so powerful, so good;

(c) That he administers his government with so much efficiency, impartiality, equity, wisdom, goodness. Compare Psalm 100:3-5.

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St. Malachy's Apostolic Labours, Praises and Miracles.
[Sidenote: 1140, October] 42. (23). Malachy embarked in a ship, and after a prosperous voyage landed at his monastery of Bangor,[576] so that his first sons might receive the first benefit.[577] In what state of mind do you suppose they were when they received their father--and such a father--in good health from so long a journey? No wonder if their whole heart gave itself over to joy at his return, when swift rumour soon brought incredible gladness even to the tribes[578] outside round about them.
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
Judges 8:23
But Gideon said to them, "I will not rule over you, nor shall my son rule over you; the LORD shall rule over you."

Psalm 47:6
Sing praises to God, sing praises; Sing praises to our King, sing praises.

Psalm 85:6
Will You not Yourself revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?

Psalm 95:6
Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Joel 2:23
So rejoice, O sons of Zion, And be glad in the LORD your God; For He has given you the early rain for your vindication. And He has poured down for you the rain, The early and latter rain as before.

Zechariah 9:9
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

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