Psalm 81:3
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New International Version
Sound the ram's horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival;

New Living Translation
Blow the ram's horn at new moon, and again at full moon to call a festival!

English Standard Version
Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.

New American Standard Bible
Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast day.

King James Bible
Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Blow the horn on the day of our feasts during the new moon and during the full moon.

International Standard Version
Blow the ram's horn when there is a New Moon, when there is a full moon, on our festival day,

NET Bible
Sound the ram's horn on the day of the new moon, and on the day of the full moon when our festival begins.

New Heart English Bible
Blow the trumpet at the New Moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Call with the trumpets at the first of the month and at full moon on feast days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blow the ram's horn on the day of the new moon, on the day of the full moon, on our festival days.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Blow the horn at the new moon, At the full moon for our feast-day.

New American Standard 1977
Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
            At the full moon, on our feast day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blow the shofar in the new moon in the time appointed on our solemn feast day.

King James 2000 Bible
Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

American King James Version
Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

American Standard Version
Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast-day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blow up the trumpet on the new moon, on the noted day of your solemnity.

Darby Bible Translation
Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the set time, on our feast day:

English Revised Version
Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, at the full moon, on our solemn feast day.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

World English Bible
Blow the trumpet at the New Moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.

Young's Literal Translation
Blow in the month a trumpet, In the new moon, at the day of our festival,
Study Bible
Sing Aloud to God, Our Strength!
2Raise a song, strike the timbrel, The sweet sounding lyre with the harp. 3Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast day. 4For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.…
Cross References
Leviticus 23:24
"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.

Numbers 10:10
"Also in the day of your gladness and in your appointed feasts, and on the first days of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be as a reminder of you before your God. I am the LORD your God."

Psalm 81:4
For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.
Treasury of Scripture

Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

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Psalm 98:6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.

Numbers 10:1-9 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying…

1 Chronicles 15:24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, …

1 Chronicles 16:6,42 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before …

2 Chronicles 5:12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of …

2 Chronicles 13:12,14 And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests …

new

Leviticus 23:24,25 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in …

Numbers 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in …

Numbers 28:11 And in the beginnings of your months you shall offer a burnt offering …

2 Kings 4:23 And he said, Why will you go to him to day? it is neither new moon, …

Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect …

solemn

Numbers 15:3 And will make an offering by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering, …

Deuteronomy 16:15 Seven days shall you keep a solemn feast to the LORD your God in …

2 Chronicles 2:4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate …

2 Chronicles 8:13 Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment …

Lamentations 2:6 And he has violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of …

Nahum 1:15 Behold on the mountains the feet of him that brings good tidings, …

(3) Trumpet.--Heb., shphar. (See Exodus 19:16; Psalm 47:5.) In connection with this festival psalm the mention of the shphar is especially interesting as being the only ancient Hebrew instrument of which the use is still on solemn occasions retained. (See Bible Educator, Vol. ii. 242.)

In the new moon.--Standing by itself this might mean the beginning of every month (comp. Num. x 10), and so many scholars are inclined to take it here. Others render "in this month." But see next Note.

In the time appointed.--This is the rendering given of the Hebrew k?seh by a long array of authorities. But in Proverbs 7:20, the only other place where the word is found, the Vulg. gives "after many days;" and while the English margin has "new moon" Aquila and Jerome give "full moon." This latter meaning is supported by the fact that the Syrian version gives keso for the 15th day of the month (1Kings 12:32). But in 2Chronicles 7:10 the same word is used for the 23rd day; hence, it is supposed to denote the whole time of the moon's waning from the full. It seems, therefore, hardly possible that keseh as well as chadesh can mean new moon here as some think, though it is strange to find both the new and the full moon mentioned together. Some remove the difficulty by reading with the Syriac, Chaldee, and several MSS. feast-days in the plural, but the authority of the LXX. is against this reading. But apparently the festival in question was the Feast of Tabernacles. The word chag here used is said by Gesenius to be in the Talmud used pre-eminently of this feast, as it is in 2Chronicles 5:3; 1Kings 8:2 (comp. Psalm 42:4), and the Jews, always tenacious of ancient tradition, regularly use this psalm for the office of the 1st day of Tisri. Thus the new moon is that of the seventh month, which in Numbers 29:1 is called especially "a day of trumpet blowing" (sec Note Psalm 81:1), and the full moon denotes this feast, (See Numbers 29:12; Leviticus 23:24.)

Verse 3. - Blow up the trumpet in the new moon. There was a Mowing of trumpets at the beginning of every month (Numbers 10:10), in connection with the appointed sacrifices (Leviticus 28:11-15); so that the month intended cannot, so far, i.e. fixed. As, however, the chief blowing of trumpets was on the first day of the seventh month (Leviticus 23:24), most commentators regard the psalm as composed for this occasion. There are some, however, as Hengstenberg, Professor Cheyne, and Professor Alexander, who consider it to be a Passover psalm. In the time appointed; rather, at the full moon; i.e. on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when the Feast of Tabernacles was opened (see Numbers 29:12). Trumpets were probably blown then also. On our solemn feast day. The Feast of Tabernacles is called κατ ἐξοχὴν, "the feast," in many passages of the Old Testament (see Professor Cheyne's comment on this psalm, 'Book of Psalms,' p. 228). Blow up the trumpet in the new moon,.... Either in every new moon, or first day of the month, which was religiously observed by the Jews, 2 Kings 4:23 or rather the new moon, or first day of the seventh month, the month Tisri, which day was a memorial of blowing of trumpets, Leviticus 23:34, and so the Targum,

"blow the trumpet in the month of Tisri,''

when their new year began, and was typical of the year of the redeemed of the Lord, of the acceptable year of our God, of the famous new year, the Gospel dispensation, when old things passed away, and all things became new. The Jews say this blowing of trumpets was in commemoration of Isaac's deliverance, a ram being sacrificed for him, and therefore they sounded with trumpets made of rams' horns; or in remembrance of the trumpet blown at the giving of the law; though it rather was an emblem of the Gospel, and the ministry of it, by which sinners are aroused, awakened and quickened, and souls are charmed and allured, and filled with spiritual joy and gladness:

in the time appointed; so Aben Ezra, Jarchi, and Kimchi, interpret the word of a set fixed time; see Proverbs 7:20, the word (a) used has the signification of covering; and the former of these understand it of the time just before the change of the moon, when it is covered, which falls in with the former phrase; and so the Targum,

"in the moon that is covered;''

though the Latin interpreter renders it,

"in the month which is covered with the days of our solemnities,''

there being many festivals in the month of Tisri; the blowing of trumpets on the first day of it, the atonement on the tenth, and the feast of tabernacles on the fifteenth. But De Dieu has made it appear, from the use of the word in the Syriac language, that it should be rendered "in the full moon", and so directs to the right understanding of the feast next mentioned;

on our solemn feast day, which must design a feast which was at the full of the moon; and so must be either the feast of the passover, which was on the fourteenth day of the month Nisan, and was a type of Christ our Passover, sacrificed for us, on which account we should keep the feast, Exodus 12:6, or else the feast of tabernacles, which was on the fifteenth of the month Tisri, kept in commemoration of the Israelites dwelling in booths, Leviticus 23:34 and which is called the feast, and the solemn feast, emphatically; see 1 Kings 8:2, and was typical of the state of God's people in this world, who dwell in the earthly houses of their tabernacles, and have no continuing city; and of the churches of Christ, which are the tabernacles in which God and his people dwell, and will abide in this form but for a time, and are moveable; and also of Christ's tabernacling in human nature, John 1:14.

(a) "quum tegitur luna", Piscator; "ad verbum in obtectione", i. e. "eum obtegatur luna a sole", Amama. 3. the new moon—or the month.

the time appointed—(Compare Pr 7:20).81:1-7 All the worship we can render to the Lord is beneath his excellences, and our obligations to him, especially in our redemption from sin and wrath. What God had done on Israel's behalf, was kept in remembrance by public solemnities. To make a deliverance appear more gracious, more glorious, it is good to observe all that makes the trouble we are delivered from appear more grievous. We ought never to forget the base and ruinous drudgery to which Satan, our oppressor, brought us. But when, in distress of conscience, we are led to cry for deliverance, the Lord answers our prayers, and sets us at liberty. Convictions of sin, and trials by affliction, prove his regard to his people. If the Jews, on their solemn feast-days, were thus to call to mind their redemption out of Egypt, much more ought we, on the Christian sabbath, to call to mind a more glorious redemption, wrought out for us by our Lord Jesus Christ, from worse bondage.
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