Psalm 33:3
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New International Version
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

New Living Translation
Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.

English Standard Version
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

New American Standard Bible
Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

King James Bible
Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sing a new song to Him; play skillfully on the strings, with a joyful shout.

International Standard Version
with a new song, sing to him; with shouts of joy, play skillfully.

NET Bible
Sing to him a new song! Play skillfully as you shout out your praises to him!

New Heart English Bible
Sing to him a new song. Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Sing unto him a new song and sing and speak beautifully with the voice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sing a new song to him. Play beautifully and joyfully on stringed instruments.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Sing unto Him a new song; Play skilfully amid shouts of joy.

New American Standard 1977
Sing to Him a new song;
            Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Sing unto him a new song; play unto excellence with joy.

King James 2000 Bible
Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.

American King James Version
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.

American Standard Version
Sing unto him a new song; Play skilfully with a loud noise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sing to him a new canticle, sing well unto him with a loud noise.

Darby Bible Translation
Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud sound.

English Revised Version
Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

Webster's Bible Translation
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.

World English Bible
Sing to him a new song. Play skillfully with a shout of joy!

Young's Literal Translation
Sing ye to Him a new song, Play skilfully with shouting.
Study Bible
Praise is Fitting for the Upright
2Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings. 3Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. 4For the word of the LORD is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness.…
Cross References
Revelation 5:9
And they sang a new song: "Worthy are You to take the scroll and open its seals, because You were slain, and by Your blood You purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD.

Psalm 96:1
Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth.

Psalm 98:1
A Psalm. O sing to the LORD a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.

Psalm 98:4
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.

Psalm 144:9
I will sing a new song to You, O God; Upon a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,

Psalm 149:1
Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.

Isaiah 42:10
Sing to the LORD a new song, Sing His praise from the end of the earth! You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it. You islands, and those who dwell on them.
Treasury of Scripture

Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.

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Psalm 96:1 O sing to the LORD a new song: sing to the LORD, all the earth.

Psalm 98:1 O sing to the LORD a new song; for he has done marvelous things: …

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

Psalm 149:1 Praise you the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, and his praise …

Isaiah 42:10 Sing to the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, …

Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing …

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching …

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

Revelation 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before …

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1 Chronicles 13:8 And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, …

1 Chronicles 15:22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed …

1 Chronicles 25:7 So the number of them, with their brothers that were instructed in …

2 Chronicles 34:12 And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were …

(3) A new song.--This expression occurs in Psalm 96:1; Psalm 98:1; Psalm 149:1; Isaiah 42:10; Judith 16:13, and was adopted in Revelation 5:9; Revelation 14:3. The term apparently marked the revival of national psalmody after the Captivity. "Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare . . . Sing unto the Lord a new song" (Isaiah 42:9-10).

Play skilfully with a loud noise.--The latter words represent a Hebrew expression of common hymnic use, describing the full choral effect when instruments and voices were joined in the service of the sanctuary (Psalm 95:1; Psalm 100:1, &c). Some, however, limit it (after Leviticus 25:9) to the trumpet accompaniment, and render--

"Strike the harp deftly for him,

Amid the blare of trumpets."

Verse 3. - Sing unto him a new song (comp. Psalm 40:3; Psalm 96:1; Psalm 98:1; Isaiah 42:10; Revelation 5:9; Revelation 14:3). Not necessarily a song unheard before, but one fresh from the singer's heart. Play skilfully with a loud noise. The loudness of a thanksgiving song was regarded as an indication of its heartiness (comp. Psalm 98:4; Psalm 100:1; Psalm 150:5; and see also 2 Chronicles 20:19; 2 Chronicles 30:21; Ezra 3:11-13; Nehemiah 12:42). Sing unto him a new song,.... One newly composed on account of recent mercies received; and as the mercies of God are new every morning, there ought to be a daily song of praise to him; and so a new song is a continual song, as Christ is called the "new and living way", Hebrews 10:20; because he is the everliving way; or the constant and only one, which always was, is, and will be. Or it may denote some famous and excellent song, as a new name is an excellent name, an unknown and unspeakable one; see Revelation 2:17; compared with Revelation 14:2; or respect may be had to the New Testament dispensation, in which old things are passed away, and all things become new; a new covenant is exhibited, a new and living way opened, and new ordinances instituted, and at the end of it there will be new heavens and a new earth; and so here is a new song made mention of, as suited to it;

play skilfully with a loud voice: either with the quill upon the harp, and the instrument of ten strings; or with the fingers upon the psaltery, at the same time, vocally, and aloud, expressing the new song. 3. a new song—fresh, adapted to the occasion (Ps 40:3; 96:1).

play skilfully—(Compare 1Sa 16:17).33:1-11 Holy joy is the heart and soul of praise, and that is here pressed upon the righteous. Thankful praise is the breath and language of holy joy. Religious songs are proper expressions of thankful praise. Every endowment we possess, should be employed with all our skill and earnestness in God's service. His promises are all wise and good. His word is right, and therefore we are only in the right when we agree with it. His works are all done in truth. He is the righteous Lord, therefore loveth righteousness. What a pity it is that this earth, which is so full of the proofs and instances of God's goodness, should be so empty of his praises; and that of the multitudes who live upon his bounty, there are so few who live to his glory! What the Lord does, he does to purpose; it stands fast. He overrules all the counsels of men, and makes them serve his counsels; even that is fulfilled, which to us is most surprising, the eternal counsel of God, nor can any thing prevent its coming to pass.
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