Psalm 150:5
New International Version
praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.

New Living Translation
Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals.

English Standard Version
Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

Berean Study Bible
Praise Him with clashing cymbals; praise Him with resounding cymbals.

King James Bible
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

New King James Version
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals!

New American Standard Bible
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals.

NASB 1995
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals.

NASB 1977
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals.

Amplified Bible
Praise Him with resounding cymbals; Praise Him with loud cymbals.

Christian Standard Bible
Praise him with resounding cymbals; praise him with clashing cymbals.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals.

American Standard Version
Praise him with loud cymbals: Praise him with high sounding cymbals.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Praise him with loud cymbals; praise him with voice and with shouting!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Praise him with melodious cymbals: praise him with loud cymbals.

Contemporary English Version
Praise God with cymbals, with clashing cymbals.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise him on high sounding cymbals: praise him on cymbals of joy: let every spirit praise the Lord. Alleluia.

English Revised Version
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Good News Translation
Praise him with cymbals. Praise him with loud cymbals.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Praise him with loud cymbals. Praise him with crashing cymbals.

International Standard Version
Praise him with loud cymbals. Praise him with reverberating cymbals.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Praise Him with the loud-sounding cymbals; Praise Him with the clanging cymbals.

Literal Standard Version
Praise Him with cymbals of sounding, "" Praise Him with cymbals of shouting.

NET Bible
Praise him with loud cymbals! Praise him with clanging cymbals!

New Heart English Bible
Praise him with loud cymbals. Praise him with resounding cymbals.

World English Bible
Praise him with loud cymbals! Praise him with resounding cymbals!

Young's Literal Translation
Praise Him with cymbals of sounding, Praise Him with cymbals of shouting.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Let Everything That Has Breath Praise the LORD
4Praise Him with tambourine and dancing; praise Him with strings and flute. 5Praise Him with clashing cymbals; praise Him with resounding cymbals. 6Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Hallelujah!…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 13:1
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a ringing gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 Samuel 6:5
David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the LORD with all kinds of wood instruments, harps, stringed instruments, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.

1 Chronicles 13:8
David and all the Israelites were celebrating before God with all their might, with songs and on harps and lyres, with tambourines, cymbals, and trumpets.

1 Chronicles 15:16
David also told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their relatives as singers to lift up their voices with joy, accompanied by musical instruments--harps, lyres, and cymbals.

Ezra 3:10
When the builders had laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their positions to praise the LORD, as David king of Israel had prescribed.

Nehemiah 12:27
At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from all their homes and brought to Jerusalem to celebrate the joyous dedication with thanksgiving and singing, accompanied by cymbals, harps, and lyres.


Treasury of Scripture

Praise him on the loud cymbals: praise him on the high sounding cymbals.

the loud cymbals

1 Chronicles 15:16,19,28
And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy…

1 Chronicles 16:5
Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;

1 Chronicles 25:1,6
Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was: …









(5) Cymbals.--Heb., tseltselim (2Samuel 6:5), a word evidently formed to express the sound of the instrument. Two kinds are evidently indicated in this verse, the "loud" cymbals (literally, cymbals of hearing), and "high-sounding" (literally, of tumult). As the Arabs use at present a larger and smaller instrument (see Bible Educator, 2, 211, 311), it is possible that the same distinction is made here, but which would be the larger instrument it is impossible from the Hebrew to determine.

Verse 5. - Praise him upon the loud cymbals; praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals. "We can hardly," says Professor Cheyne, "venture to distinguish two kinds of cymbals on the ground of these two epithet" The mention of "cymbals" is reserved to the last, as being the instrument of music most expressive of joy and jubilation. It completes the musical climax, as ver. 6 completes the ideal one.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Praise Him
הַֽלְל֥וּהוּ (hal·lū·hū)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1984: To shine

with clashing
שָׁ֑מַע (šā·ma‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8088: Something heard, a sound, rumor, announcement, audience

cymbals;
בְצִלְצְלֵי־ (ḇə·ṣil·ṣə·lê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6767: A clatter, whirring, a cricket, a harpoon, a cymbal

praise Him
הַֽ֝לְל֗וּהוּ (hal·lū·hū)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1984: To shine

with resounding
תְרוּעָֽה׃ (ṯə·rū·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8643: Clamor, acclamation of joy, a battle-cry, clangor, of trumpets, as an alarum

cymbals.
בְּֽצִלְצְלֵ֥י (bə·ṣil·ṣə·lê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6767: A clatter, whirring, a cricket, a harpoon, a cymbal


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