Psalm 149:6
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New International Version
May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,

King James Bible
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;

Darby Bible Translation
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand:

World English Bible
May the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

Young's Literal Translation
The exaltation of God is in their throat, And a two-edged sword in their hand.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let the high praises of God - Let them sing songs the most sublime, with the loudest noise consistent with harmony.

And a two-edged sword in their hand - Perhaps there is an allusion here to the manner in which the Jews were obliged to labor in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem: "Every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon," Nehemiah 4:17.

The two-edged sword, in Hebrew, is פיפיות pipiyoth, "mouth mouths."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the high

Psalm 96:4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Nehemiah 9:5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah...

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment...

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Revelation 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunder, saying...

mouth. Heb. throat

Psalm 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

Psalm 145:3-5 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable...

and a two-edged

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword...

Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword...

The Dance
Heinrich Suso Ps. cxlix. 3 To praise Him in the dance! O glorious day! The pilgrim journey done-- No more press forward on the weary way, For all is reached and won! His Hand at last, the Hand once pierced for me, For ever holdeth mine; O Lord, no songs, no harps of heaven wil be Sweet as one word of Thine. Lord, altogether lovely! then at last High shall the guerdon be, Thy kiss outweigh the weary ages past Of hearts that brake for Thee. ...... Yet now I know Thee as the hidden Bread, The living
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

Wisdom and Revelation.
"Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness
W. H. Griffith Thomas—The Prayers of St. Paul

Cross References
Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Nehemiah 4:17
who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other,

Psalm 66:17
I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.

Jeremiah 50:28
Listen to the fugitives and refugees from Babylon declaring in Zion how the LORD our God has taken vengeance, vengeance for his temple.

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