New American Standard Bible
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.
King James Bible
Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
Darby Bible Translation
Give thanks unto Jehovah with the harp; sing psalms unto him with the ten-stringed lute.
World English Bible
Give thanks to Yahweh with the lyre. Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings.
Young's Literal Translation
Give ye thanks to Jehovah with a harp, With psaltery of ten strings sing praise to Him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Praise the Lord with harp - For a description of the "harp," see the notes at Isaiah 5:12.
Sing unto him with the psaltery - For the meaning of this word, also, see the notes at Isaiah 5:12, where the word is rendered "viol."
And an instrument of ten strings - The word "and" is supplied here by the translators as if, in this place, a third instrument was referred to, distinct from the harp and the psaltery. The more correct rendering, however, would be, "a psaltery (or lyre) of ten strings." The same construction occurs in Psalm 144:9. In Psalm 92:3, however, the two words are separately used as denoting different instruments. The "lyre" or psaltery was probably not always made with the same number of strings, and it would seem that the one that was made of "ten" strings had something special about it as an instrument of uncommon sweetness or power. Hence, it is particularly designated here; and the idea is that the instruments of especial power and sweetness should be on this occasion employed in the service of God.
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Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.
So I will sing praise to Your name forever, That I may pay my vows day by day.
I will also praise You with a harp, Even Your truth, O my God; To You I will sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
With the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, With resounding music upon the lyre.
I will sing a new song to You, O God; Upon a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre,
Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre.
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