Psalm 149:7
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New International Version
to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,

King James Bible
To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;

Darby Bible Translation
To execute vengeance against the nations, [and] punishment among the peoples;

World English Bible
To execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples;

Young's Literal Translation
To do vengeance among nations, Punishments among the peoples.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To execute vengeance upon the heathen - This may refer simply to their purpose of defending themselves to the uttermost, should their enemies attack them while building their wall: and they had every reason to believe that God would be with them; and that, if their enemies did attack them, they should be able to inflict the severest punishment upon them.

Punishments upon the people - The unfaithful and treacherous Jews; for we find that some, even of their nobles, had joined with Sanballat and Tobiah; (see Nehemiah 6:17-19): and it appears also that many of them had formed alliances with those heathens, which were contrary to the law; see Nehemiah 13:15-29.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 137:8,9 O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewards you as you have served us...

Numbers 31:2,3 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shall you be gathered to your people...

Judges 5:23 Curse you Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse you bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD...

1 Samuel 15:2,3,18-2 Thus said the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way...

Zechariah 9:13-16 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece...

Zechariah 14:17-19 And it shall be, that whoever will not come up of all the families of the earth to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts...

Revelation 19:11-21 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True...

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
Ezekiel 25:17
I will carry out great vengeance on them and punish them in my wrath. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I take vengeance on them.'"

Micah 5:15
I will take vengeance in anger and wrath on the nations that have not obeyed me."

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