Psalm 33:2
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English Standard Version
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!

King James Bible
Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

American Standard Version
Give thanks unto Jehovah with the harp: Sing praises unto him with the psaltery of ten strings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings.

English Revised Version
Give thanks unto the LORD with harp: sing praises unto him with the psaltery of ten strings.

Webster's Bible Translation
Praise the LORD with harp: sing to him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

For this mercy, which is provided for every sinner who repents and confesses his sin, let then, every חסיד, who longs for חסד, turn in prayer to Jahve לעת מצא, at the time (Psalm 21:10; 1 Chronicles 12:22; cf. בּעת, Isaiah 49:8) when He, and His mercy, is to be found (cf. Deuteronomy 4:29 with Jeremiah 29:13; Isaiah 55:6, בּהמּצאו). This hortatory wish is followed by a promissory assurance. The fact of לשׁטף מים רבּים being virtually a protasis: quam inundant aquae magnae (ל of the time), which separates רק from אליו, prohibits our regarding רק as belonging to אליו in this instance, although like אף, אך, גּם, and פּן, רק is also placed per hypallage at the head of the clause (as in Proverbs 13:10 : with pride there is only contention), even when belonging to a part of the clause that follows further on. The restrictive meaning of רק here, as is frequently the case (Deuteronomy 4:6; Judges 14:16; 1 Kings 21:25, cf. Psalm 91:8), has passed over to the affirmative: certo quum, etc. Inundation or flooding is an exemplificative description of the divine judgment (cf. Nahum 1:8); Psalm 32:6 is a brief form of expressing the promise which is expanded in Psalm 91. In Psalm 32:7, David confirms it from his own experience. The assonance in מצּר תּצּרני (Thou wilt preserve me, so that צר, angustum equals angustiae, does not come upon me, Psalm 119:143) is not undesigned; and after תצרני comes רני, just like כלו after בהיכלו in Psalm 29:9. There is no sufficient ground for setting aside רני, with Houbigant and others, as a repetition of the half of the word תצרני. The infinitive רן (Job 38:7) might, like רב, plur. רבּי, חק, plur. חקּי, with equal right be inflected as a substantive; and פּלּט (as in Psalm 56:8), which is likewise treated as a substantive, cf. נפּץ, Daniel 12:7, presents, as a genitive, no more difficulty than does דעת in the expression אישׁ דּעת. With songs of deliverance doth Jahve surround him, so that they encompass him on all sides, and on occasion of exulting meets him in whatever direction he turns. The music here again for the third time becomes forte, and that to express the highest feeling of delight.

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

Psalm 92:3 On an instrument of ten strings, and on the psaltery; on the harp with a solemn sound.

Psalm 98:4,5 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise...

Psalm 144:9 I will sing a new song to you, O God: on a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises to you.

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises to him with the tambourine and harp.

Psalm 150:3-6 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp...

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

2 Samuel 6:5 And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps...

1 Chronicles 15:16,28 And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers to be the singers with instruments of music...

1 Chronicles 25:3,6 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah...

Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps...

Revelation 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder...

with the psaltery. Benaivel dsor, rather, 'with the ten-stringed nabla;'

1 Chronicles 13:8 And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries...

Cross References
Psalm 43:4
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

Psalm 61:8
So will I ever sing praises to your name, as I perform my vows day after day.

Psalm 71:22
I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 92:3
to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.

Psalm 144:9
I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,

Psalm 147:7
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!

Psalm 150:3
Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!

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