Psalm 92:3
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New International Version
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.

New Living Translation
accompanied by the ten-stringed harp and the melody of the lyre.

English Standard Version
to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.

New American Standard Bible
With the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, With resounding music upon the lyre.

King James Bible
Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
with a ten-stringed harp and the music of a lyre.

International Standard Version
accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument and a lyre, and the contemplative sound of a harp.

NET Bible
to the accompaniment of a ten-stringed instrument and a lyre, to the accompaniment of the meditative tone of the harp.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall play on the harp and I shall play on the psaltery

GOD'S WORD® Translation
on a ten-stringed instrument and a harp and with a melody on a lyre.

Jubilee Bible 2000
upon an instrument of ten strings and upon the psaltery, upon the harp with a pleasant sound.

King James 2000 Bible
Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a melodious sound.

American King James Version
On an instrument of ten strings, and on the psaltery; on the harp with a solemn sound.

American Standard Version
With an instrument of ten strings, and with the psaltery; With a solemn sound upon the harp.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Upon an instrument of ten strings, upon the psaltery: with a canticle upon the harp.

Darby Bible Translation
Upon an instrument of ten strings and upon the lute; upon the Higgaion with the harp.

English Revised Version
With an instrument of ten strings, and with the psaltery; with a solemn sound upon the harp.

Webster's Bible Translation
Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

World English Bible
with the ten-stringed lute, with the harp, and with the melody of the lyre.

Young's Literal Translation
On ten strings and on psaltery, On higgaion, with harp.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

92:1-6 It is a privilege that we are admitted to praise the Lord, and hope to be accepted in the morning, and every night; not only on sabbath days, but every day; not only in public, but in private, and in our families. Let us give thanks every morning for the mercies of the night, and every night for the mercies of the day; going out, and coming in, let us bless God. As He makes us glad, through the works of his providence for us, and of his grace in us, and both through the great work of redemption, let us hence be encouraged. As there are many who know not the designs of Providence, nor care to know them, those who through grace do so, have the more reason to be thankful. And if distant views of the great Deliverer so animated believers of old, how should we abound in love and praise!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery. Some think that only one instrument is intended here, and translate, "Upon an instrument of ten strings, even upon the psaltery" (or, "the lute"). (On the character of the psaltery, see the comment on Psalm 33:2.) Upon the harp with a solemn sound. The reference is clearly to the public service of the temple, since in the private devotions of the faithful instruments were not likely to be used.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Upon an instrument of ten strings,.... An harp of ten strings, as the Targum. The harp invented by Terpander had only seven strings (c); according to Pliny (d); Simonides added the eighth, and Timotheus the ninth; but this of David was of ten strings:

and upon the psaltery; of which See Gill on Psalm 33:2, "upon the harp with a solemn sound"; or "upon higgaon with the harp"; which "higgaon", Aben Ezra says, was either the tune of a song, or an instrument of music; all these instruments of music were typical of the spiritual joy and melody which the saints have in their hearts when they praise the Lord; hence mention is made of harps in particular in this spiritual sense, under the Gospel dispensation, Revelation 5:8.

(c) Suidas in voce Plin. Nat. Hist. l. 7. c. 56. (d) Ibid.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. In such a work all proper aid must be used.

with a … sound—or, on Higgaion (see on [629]Ps 9:16), perhaps an instrument of that name, from its sound resembling the muttered sound of meditation, as expressed also by the word. This is joined with the harp.

Psalm 92:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
How Great are Your Works
2To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning And Your faithfulness by night, 3With the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, With resounding music upon the lyre. 4For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 10:5
"After that you will go to Gibeah of God, where there is a Philistine outpost. As you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets coming down from the high place with lyres, timbrels, pipes and harps being played before them, and they will be prophesying.

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.

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.

Psalm 33:2
Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.

Psalm 81:2
Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre.

Psalm 98:5
make music to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing,
Treasury of Scripture

On an instrument of ten strings, and on the psaltery; on the harp with a solemn sound.

instrument

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

Psalm 57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

Psalm 68:25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; …

Psalm 81:2,3 Take a psalm, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant harp with …

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

Psalm 150:3-5 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery …

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

1 Chronicles 25:6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house …

2 Chronicles 23:5 And a third part shall be at the king's house; and a third part at …

2 Chronicles 29:25 And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with …

the harp. A solemn sound. Heb. Higgaion

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is …

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