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

New Living Translation
Praise the LORD with melodies on the lyre; make music for him on the ten-stringed harp.

English Standard Version
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!

Berean Study Bible
Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to Him with ten strings.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
Praise the LORD with the lyre; make music to him with a ten-stringed harp.

Contemporary English Version
Praise the LORD with harps! Use harps with ten strings to make music for him.

Good News Translation
Give thanks to the LORD with harps, sing to him with stringed instruments.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Praise the LORD with the lyre; make music to Him with a ten-stringed harp.

International Standard Version
With the lyre, give thanks to the LORD; with the ten stringed harp, play music to him;

NET Bible
Give thanks to the LORD with the harp! Sing to him to the accompaniment of a ten-stringed instrument!

New Heart English Bible
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre. Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give thanks to him with the harp, and on a guitar of ten strings, sing unto him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give thanks with a lyre to the LORD. Make music for him on a ten-stringed harp.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Give thanks unto the LORD with harp, Sing praises unto Him with the psaltery of ten strings.

New American Standard 1977
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Celebrate unto the LORD with harp; sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

King James 2000 Bible
Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

American King James Version
Praise the LORD with harp: sing to him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

American Standard Version
Give thanks unto Jehovah with the harp: Sing praises unto him with the psaltery of ten strings.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Praise the Lord on the harp; platy to him on a psaltery of ten strings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings.

Darby Bible Translation
Give thanks unto Jehovah with the harp; sing psalms unto him with the ten-stringed lute.

English Revised Version
Give thanks unto the LORD with harp: sing praises unto him with the psaltery of ten strings.

Webster's Bible Translation
Praise the LORD with harp: sing to him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

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,
Study Bible
Praise to the Creator
1Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous; befitting is the praise of the upright. 2Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to Him with ten strings. 3Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy.…
Cross References
Psalm 43:4
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise You with the harp, O God, my God.

Psalm 61:8
Then I will ever sing praise to Your name, fulfilling my vows day by day.

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

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

Psalm 144:9
I will sing to You a new song, O God; on a harp of ten strings I will make music to You,

Psalm 147:7
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music on the harp to our God,

Psalm 150:3
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre.

Treasury of Scripture

Praise the LORD with harp: sing to him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

Praise

Psalm 81:2,3
Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery…

Psalm 92:3
Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

Psalm 98:4,5
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise…

with the psaltery.

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, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.







Lexicon
Praise
הוֹד֣וּ (hō·w·ḏū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3034: To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan

the LORD
לַיהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

with the harp;
בְּכִנּ֑וֹר (bə·ḵin·nō·wr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3658: A harp

make music
זַמְּרוּ־ (zam·mə·rū-)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2167: Play, to make music, celebrate in song and music

to Him
לֽוֹ׃ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

with ten strings.
עָ֝שׂ֗וֹר (‘ā·śō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6218: Ten, by abbreviated form ten strings, a decachord
(2) Harp.--Heb., khinnor (LXX. and Vulg., "cithara"), most probably a trigon or three-cornered harp, such as may be seen sculptured in Egyptian bas-reliefs. The number of strings probably varied, as different accounts are given. (See Bible Educator, 1:19.)

With the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.--Properly, as LXX. and Vulg., "with the ten-stringed psaltery." (See 1Samuel 10:5.) Evidently a more elaborate instrument than the khinnor, and with greater capacities. (See Bible Educator, 1:70, and art. "Psaltery" in Smith's Biblical Dictionary.) From the Greek psalterion comes the title "psalter" for the Book of Psalms. By its derivation it meant an instrument played with the fingers. The word was in use in old English:

"And before hem went minstrels many one,

As harpes, pipes, lutes, and sautry."

CHAUCER: The Flower and the Leaf, 237.

Verse 2. - Praise the Lord with harp. The harp obtains mention here for the first time in the Psalms. Reference, however, had been made to it previously in Genesis, Job, and the First Book of Samuel. There is reason to believe that the instrument, as known to the Hebrews, was a simple one, consisting of a nearly triangular framework of wood, crossed by seven strings. The Egyptians were acquainted from early times with a very much more elaborate instrument - harps which stood six feet high upon a broad base of their own, and had as many as twenty-two strings (Rawlinson, 'History of Ancient Egypt,' vol. 1. p. 521). The harp was regarded by the Hebrews as peculiarly fitted for sacred music (see 1 Samuel 10:5; 2 Samuel 6:5; 1 Chronicles 15:16; 1 Chronicles 25:1, 3, 6; 2 Chronicles 5:12; 2 Chronicles 29:25; Nehemiah 12:27, etc.). Sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings; rather, sing unto him with the lute of ten strings. One instrument only is here mentioned - a lute or psaltery (nebel), having ten strings (comp. Psalm 92:3; Psalm 144:9). The nebel was an instrument differing from the harp chiefly in the arrangement of the strings. It was used in the temple service, as appears from 1 Chronicles 15:6, 28; 1 Chronicles 25:1, 6; 2 Chronicles 5:12; 2 Chronicles 29:25, etc. 33:1-11 Holy joy is the heart and soul of praise, and that is here pressed upon the righteous. Thankful praise is the breath and language of holy joy. Religious songs are proper expressions of thankful praise. Every endowment we possess, should be employed with all our skill and earnestness in God's service. His promises are all wise and good. His word is right, and therefore we are only in the right when we agree with it. His works are all done in truth. He is the righteous Lord, therefore loveth righteousness. What a pity it is that this earth, which is so full of the proofs and instances of God's goodness, should be so empty of his praises; and that of the multitudes who live upon his bounty, there are so few who live to his glory! What the Lord does, he does to purpose; it stands fast. He overrules all the counsels of men, and makes them serve his counsels; even that is fulfilled, which to us is most surprising, the eternal counsel of God, nor can any thing prevent its coming to pass.
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