Psalm 150:4
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New International Version
praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe,

New Living Translation
Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes!

English Standard Version
Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

New American Standard Bible
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.

King James Bible
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with flute and strings.

International Standard Version
Praise him with tambourine and dancing. Praise him with stringed and wind instruments.

NET Bible
Praise him with the tambourine and with dancing! Praise him with stringed instruments and the flute!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Praise him with tambourines and with timbrels; praise him with sweet strings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Praise him with tambourines and dancing. Praise him with stringed instruments and flutes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Praise him with the timbrel and dance; praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

King James 2000 Bible
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and pipes.

American King James Version
Praise him with the tambourine and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

American Standard Version
Praise him with timbrel and dance: Praise him with stringed instruments and pipe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise him with timbrel and choir: praise him with strings and organs.

Darby Bible Translation
Praise him with the tambour and dance; praise him with stringed instruments and the pipe;

English Revised Version
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and the pipe.

Webster's Bible Translation
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

World English Bible
Praise him with tambourine and dancing! Praise him with stringed instruments and flute!

Young's Literal Translation
Praise Him with timbrel and dance, Praise Him with stringed instruments and organ.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

150:1-6 A psalm of praise. - We are here stirred up to praise God. Praise God for his sanctuary, and the privileges we enjoy by having it among us; praise him because of his power and glory in the firmament. Those who praise the Lord in heaven, behold displays of his power and glory which we cannot now conceive. But the greatest of all his mighty acts is known in his earthly sanctuary. The holiness and the love of our God are more displayed in man's redemption, than in all his other works. Let us praise our God and Saviour for it. We need not care to know what instruments of music are mentioned. Hereby is meant that in serving God we should spare no cost or pains. Praise God with strong faith; praise him with holy love and delight; praise him with entire confidence in Christ; praise him with believing triumph over the powers of darkness; praise him by universal respect to all his commands; praise him by cheerful submission to all his disposals; praise him by rejoicing in his love, and comforting ourselves in his goodness; praise him by promoting the interests of the kingdom of his grace; praise him by lively hope and expectation of the kingdom of his glory. Since we must shortly breathe our last, while we have breath let us praise the Lord; then we shall breathe our last with comfort. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. Such is the very suitable end of a book inspired by the Spirit of God, written for the work of praise; a book which has supplied the songs of the church for more than three thousand years; a book which is quoted more frequently than any other by Christ and his apostles; a book which presents the loftiest ideas of God and his government, which is fitted to every state of human life, which sets forth every state of religious experience, and which bears simple and clear marks of its Divine origin.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Praise him with the timbrel and dance (comp. Psalm 149:3). Praise him with stringed instruments and organs; literally, with strings and pipe. "Organs" are, of course, out of the question. The "pipe" intended is probably the double pipe so often represented on the monuments of Egypt, Assyria, and Phoenicia.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Praise him with the timbrel and dance,.... Or "pipe" (u); See Gill on Psalm 149:3;

praise him with stringed instruments; or divers "kinds" (w) of instruments not named, as R. Saadiah Gaon; and which, as Aben Ezra says, had all one sound or note; what they were is not known, as also many of them that are particularly mentioned;

and organs; which have their name from the loveliness of their sound; these are of ancient original and use, Genesis 4:21; but were not of the same kind with those now in use, which are of much later invention.

(u) "et tibia", Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus. (w) "varia symphonia", Cocceius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. organs—or pipe, a wind instrument, and the others were used in worship.

Psalm 150:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Let Everything that has Breath
3Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre. 4Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe. 5Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals.…
Cross References
Genesis 4:21
His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes.

Exodus 15:20
Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron's sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing.

Job 21:12
They sing to the music of timbrel and lyre; they make merry to the sound of the pipe.

Psalm 45:8
All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.

Psalm 149:3
Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.

Isaiah 38:20
The LORD will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

Praise him with the tambourine and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

with the timbrel

Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand…

dance. or, pipe

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises to him …

stringed

Psalm 33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing to him with the psaltery and an instrument …

Psalm 92:3 On an instrument of ten strings, and on the psaltery; on the harp …

Psalm 144:9 I will sing a new song to you, O God: on a psaltery and an instrument …

Isaiah 38:20 The LORD was ready to save me…

Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' …

organs

Job 30:31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of …

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