Psalm 68:25
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New International Version
In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the young women playing the timbrels.

King James Bible
The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

Darby Bible Translation
The singers went before, the players on stringed instruments after, in the midst of maidens playing on tabrets.

World English Bible
The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, in the midst of the ladies playing with tambourines,

Young's Literal Translation
Singers have been before, Behind are players on instruments, In the midst virgins playing with timbrels.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The singers went before - This verse appears to be a description of the procession.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the players

Psalm 87:7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in you.

Psalm 150:3-5 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp...

Revelation 14:2,3 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder...

Revelation 15:2,3 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image...

among

Psalm 148:12,13 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children...

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

Judges 11:34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh to his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with tambourines and with dances...

1 Samuel 18:6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine...

Jeremiah 31:4,13 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin of Israel: you shall again be adorned with your tabrets...

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The Burden-Bearing God
'Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits.'--(A.V.). 'Blessed be the Lord, who daily beareth our burden.' --PSALM lxviii. 19 (R.V.). The difference between these two renderings seems to be remarkable, and a person ignorant of any language but our own might find it hard to understand how any one sentence was susceptible of both. But the explanation is extremely simple. The important words in the Authorised Version, 'with benefits,' are a supplement, having nothing to represent them
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Rejoicing Before God.
(Preached on the Anniversary of the Battle of Leipsic, October 18th, 1818.) TEXT: PSALM lxviii. 3, 4. ANY one who had heard our last hymn without knowing the occasion of to-day's festival might suppose that we seemed more like entering on a day of supplication in regard to the future, than on what it really is, a day of thankful remembrance of the great and divine deliverance wrought for us in the immediate past. But can we, or ought we, to separate these? God's kindness and grace always anticipate
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Of the Three Woe Trumpets.
There still remain three trumpets, the greatest and most grievous of all, and therefore discriminated from the former by the appellation of Woes. For after the conclusion of the fourth trumpet, "I saw and heard," says he, "an angel flying in the midst of heaven, and saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth, by reason of the other voices of the trumpets of the three angels, which are yet to sound." Also, c. ix. v. 12, and c. xi. v. 14. Doubtless, since the Christian
Joseph Mede—A Key to the Apocalypse

Letter Xlii to the Illustrious Youth, Geoffrey De Perrone, and his Comrades.
To the Illustrious Youth, Geoffrey de Perrone, and His Comrades. He pronounces the youths noble because they purpose to lead the religious life, and exhorts them to perseverance. To his beloved sons, Geoffrey and his companions, Bernard, called Abbot of Clairvaux, wishes the spirit of counsel and strength. 1. The news of your conversion that has got abroad is edifying many, nay, is making glad the whole Church of God, so that The heavens rejoice and the earth is glad (Ps. xcvi. 11), and every tongue
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Exodus 15:20
Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron's sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing.

Judges 11:34
When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, who should come out to meet him but his daughter, dancing to the sound of timbrels! She was an only child. Except for her he had neither son nor daughter.

1 Samuel 18:6
When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with timbrels and lyres.

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.

1 Chronicles 15:6
from the descendants of Merari, Asaiah the leader and 220 relatives;

Psalm 47:6
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.

Psalm 87:7
As they make music they will sing, "All my fountains are in you."

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