Psalm 150:5
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New International Version
praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.

New Living Translation
Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals.

English Standard Version
Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

New American Standard Bible
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals.

King James Bible
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals.

International Standard Version
Praise him with loud cymbals. Praise him with reverberating cymbals.

NET Bible
Praise him with loud cymbals! Praise him with clanging cymbals!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Praise him with loud cymbals; praise him with voice and with shouting!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Praise him with loud cymbals. Praise him with crashing cymbals.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Praise him upon the loud cymbals; praise him upon the cymbals of joy.

King James 2000 Bible
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the clashing cymbals.

American King James Version
Praise him on the loud cymbals: praise him on the high sounding cymbals.

American Standard Version
Praise him with loud cymbals: Praise him with high sounding cymbals.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise him on high sounding cymbals: praise him on cymbals of joy: let every spirit praise the Lord. Alleluia.

Darby Bible Translation
Praise him with loud cymbals; praise him with high sounding cymbals.

English Revised Version
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Webster's Bible Translation
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

World English Bible
Praise him with loud cymbals! Praise him with resounding cymbals!

Young's Literal Translation
Praise Him with cymbals of sounding, Praise Him with cymbals of shouting.
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 5. - Praise him upon the loud cymbals; praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals. "We can hardly," says Professor Cheyne, "venture to distinguish two kinds of cymbals on the ground of these two epithet" The mention of "cymbals" is reserved to the last, as being the instrument of music most expressive of joy and jubilation. It completes the musical climax, as ver. 6 completes the ideal one.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Praise him upon the loud cymbals,.... Or "cymbals of hearing" (x); that were heard with pleasure and delight, and afar off: the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions render it, "well sounding cymbals", which give a grateful sound to the ear; these were made of brass, 1 Chronicles 15:19; to which the apostle alludes, 1 Corinthians 13:1;

praise him upon the high sounding, cymbals; or "cymbals of shouting" (y), ovation or triumph; which were used on joyful occasions, as victories, deliverances, and the like; and were used also in the temple service, see 1 Chronicles 16:5; according to the Targum and Septuagint version, these were three stringed instruments; for so they render the word them in 1 Samuel 18:6. Now these several instruments of music are named, not as to be used in Gospel times; but, being expressive of the highest praise and joy shown in former times, are mentioned to set forth the highest strains and notes of praise in New Testament saints; as well as to denote their heartiness, agreement, and unanimity in this service, Romans 15:6.

(x) "in cymbalis auditus", Montanus, Vatablus. (y) "in cymbalis jubilationis", V. L. Musculus, Cocceius; "in cymbalis ovationis", Montanus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. cymbals—suited to loud praise (Ne 12:27).

Psalm 150:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Let Everything that has Breath
4Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe. 5Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals. 6Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!
Cross References
1 Corinthians 13:1
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 Samuel 6:5
David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the LORD, with castanets, harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals.

1 Chronicles 13:8
David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, timbrels, cymbals and trumpets.

1 Chronicles 15:16
David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.

Ezra 3:10
When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the LORD, as prescribed by David king of Israel.

Nehemiah 12:27
At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres.
Treasury of Scripture

Praise him on the loud cymbals: praise him on the high sounding cymbals.

the loud cymbals

1 Chronicles 15:16,19,28 And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers …

1 Chronicles 16:5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, …

1 Chronicles 25:1,6 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service …

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