New American Standard Bible
With trumpets and the sound of the horn Shout joyfully before the King, the LORD.
King James Bible
With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.
Darby Bible Translation
With trumpets and sound of cornet, make a joyful noise before the King, Jehovah.
World English Bible
With trumpets and sound of the ram's horn, make a joyful noise before the King, Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
With trumpets, and voice of a cornet, Shout ye before the king Jehovah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
With trumpets - The word used here is uniformly rendered "trumpets" in the Scriptures. Numbers 10:2, Numbers 10:8-10; Numbers 31:6; et al. The trumpet was mainly employed for convening a public assembly for worship, or for assembling the hosts for battle. The original word - חצצרה chătsôtserâh - is supposed to have been designed to imitate "the broken pulse-like sound of the trumpet, like the Latin "taratantara." So the German "trarara," and the Arabic hadadera. The word used here was given to the long, straight trumpet.
And sound of cornet ... - The word here translated "cornet" is also usually rendered "trumpet," Exodus 19:16, Exodus 19:19; Exodus 20:18; Leviticus 25:9; Joshua 6:4-6, Joshua 6:8-9, Joshua 6:13, Joshua 6:16, Joshua 6:20; et saepe. It is rendered "cornet" in 1 Chronicles 15:28; 2 Chronicles 15:14; Hosea 5:8. In the Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate it is here rendered "horn" - the meaning of "cornet." The name - שׁפר shôphār - is supposed to have been given to this instrument from its clear and shrill sound, like the English name "clarion." It was either made of horn, or similar to a horn - an instrument curved like a horn. The instrument was in frequent use among the Hebrews.
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"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."
2 Chronicles 15:14
Moreover, they made an oath to the LORD with a loud voice, with shouting, with trumpets and with horns.
God has ascended with a shout, The LORD, with the sound of a trumpet.
For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a skillful psalm.
For the choir director. A Song. A Psalm. Shout joyfully to God, all the earth;
How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance.
A Psalm for Thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
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