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

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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Praise the Lord with harp - כנור kinnor; probably something like our harp: but Calmet thinks it the ancient testudo, or lyre with three strings.

The psalter - נבל nebel. Our translation seems to make a third instrument in this place, by rendering עשור asor, an instrument of ten strings; whereas they should both be joined together, for נבל עשור nebel-asor signifies the nebal, or nabla, with ten strings, or holes. Calmet supposes this to have resembled our harp. In one of Kennicott's MSS., this Psalm begins with the second verse.

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Praise

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...

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R. A. Torrey—The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit

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"Nineveh, that Great City"
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Cross References
Psalm 43:4
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

Psalm 61:8
Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.

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

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

Psalm 144:9
I will sing a new song to you, my God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,

Psalm 147:7
Sing to the LORD with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.

Psalm 150:3
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,

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