Psalm 81:2
New International Version
Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre.

New Living Translation
Sing! Beat the tambourine. Play the sweet lyre and the harp.

English Standard Version
Raise a song; sound the tambourine, the sweet lyre with the harp.

Berean Study Bible
Lift up a song, strike the tambourine, play the sweet-sounding harp and lyre.

New American Standard Bible
Raise a song, strike the timbrel, The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.

King James Bible
Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

Christian Standard Bible
Lift up a song--play the tambourine, the melodious lyre, and the harp.

Contemporary English Version
Sing as you play tambourines and the lovely sounding stringed instruments.

Good News Translation
Start the music and beat the tambourines; play pleasant music on the harps and the lyres.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lift up a song--play the tambourine, the melodious lyre, and the harp.

International Standard Version
Sing a song and play the tambourine, the pleasant-sounding lyre along with the harp.

NET Bible
Sing a song and play the tambourine, the pleasant sounding harp, and the ten-stringed instrument!

New Heart English Bible
Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant lyre with the harp.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Take tambourines and lyres and those pleasant on harps.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Begin a psalm, and strike a tambourine. Play lyres and harps with their pleasant music.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Take up the melody, and sound the timbrel, The sweet harp with the psaltery.

New American Standard 1977
Raise a song, strike the timbrel, The sweet sounding lyre with the harp.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take the song and play the timbrel, the harp of joy with the psaltery.

King James 2000 Bible
Take a psalm, and bring here the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

American King James Version
Take a psalm, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

American Standard Version
Raise a song, and bring hither the timbrel, The pleasant harp with the psaltery.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take a psalm, and produce the timbrel, the pleasant psaltery with the harp.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel: the pleasant psaltery with the harp.

Darby Bible Translation
Raise a song, and sound the tambour, the pleasant harp with the lute.

English Revised Version
Take up the psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

World English Bible
Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant lyre with the harp.

Young's Literal Translation
Lift up a song, and give out a timbrel, A pleasant harp with psaltery.
Study Bible
Sing for Joy to God, Our Strength
1For the choirmaster. According to Gittith. Of Asaph. Sing for joy to God our strength; make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob. 2Lift up a song, strike the tambourine, play the sweet-sounding harp and lyre. 3Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and at the full moon on the day of our Feast.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:20
Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with tambourines and dancing.

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 95:2
Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him in song.

Psalm 98:5
Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, in melodious song with the harp.

Psalm 108:2
Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

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 149:3
Let them praise His name with dancing, and make music to Him with tambourine and harp.

Treasury of Scripture

Take a psalm, and bring here the tambourine, 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 95:1,2
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation…

Psalm 149:1-3
Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints…







Lexicon
Lift up
שְֽׂאוּ־ (śə·’ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

a song,
זִ֭מְרָה (zim·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2172: Melody, song (in praise of Yah)

strike
וּתְנוּ־ (ū·ṯə·nū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

the tambourine,
תֹ֑ף (ṯōp̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8596: A timbrel, tambourine

play the sweet-sounding
נָעִ֣ים (nā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5273: Pleasant, delightful

harp
נָֽבֶל׃ (nā·ḇel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5035: A skin-bag for, liquids, a vase, a lyre

and
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

lyre.
כִּנּ֖וֹר (kin·nō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3658: A harp
(2) Take a psalm.--Rather, Strike up a tune (with voice and harp).

Bring hither the timbrel.--Literally, Give a timbrel (or, drum), which evidently means "sound the timbrel," and may, perhaps, be explained by a phrase sometimes found in Hebrew--"Give a voice," i.e., speak. Such phrases as "Let them have the drum," "Give them the drum," may illustrate the expression. (For the instrument, toph, see Exodus 15:20, and consult Bible Educator, 2:214 seq.)

Harp . . . psaltery.--See Note, Psalm 33:2.

Verse 2. - Take a psalm; or, lift up a song. And bring hither the timbrel; rather, strike the timbrel. The pleasant harp with the psaltery. The instruments ordinarily used in the service of the sanctuary were harps, psalteries, and cymbals (1 Chronicles 15:16; 1 Chronicles 16:5; 1 Chronicles 25:6; 2 Chronicles 5:12; 2 Chronicles 24:25; Nehemiah 12:27). Here the timbrel (תֹפ) seems to take the place of the cymbal. 81:1-7 All the worship we can render to the Lord is beneath his excellences, and our obligations to him, especially in our redemption from sin and wrath. What God had done on Israel's behalf, was kept in remembrance by public solemnities. To make a deliverance appear more gracious, more glorious, it is good to observe all that makes the trouble we are delivered from appear more grievous. We ought never to forget the base and ruinous drudgery to which Satan, our oppressor, brought us. But when, in distress of conscience, we are led to cry for deliverance, the Lord answers our prayers, and sets us at liberty. Convictions of sin, and trials by affliction, prove his regard to his people. If the Jews, on their solemn feast-days, were thus to call to mind their redemption out of Egypt, much more ought we, on the Christian sabbath, to call to mind a more glorious redemption, wrought out for us by our Lord Jesus Christ, from worse bondage.
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