Psalms 150:5

5 Praise him with clanging cymbals! Praise him with loud crashing cymbals!

Psalms 150:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 150:5

Praise him upon the loud cymbals
Or "cymbals of hearing" {x}; that were heard with pleasure and delight, and afar off: the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions render it, "well sounding cymbals", which give a grateful sound to the ear; these were made of brass, ( 1 Chronicles 15:19 ) ; to which the apostle alludes, ( 1 Corinthians 13:1 ) ;

praise him upon the high sounding, cymbals;
or "cymbals of shouting" {y}, ovation or triumph; which were used on joyful occasions, as victories, deliverances, and the like; and were used also in the temple service, see ( 1 Chronicles 16:5 1 Chronicles 16:42 ) ; according to the Targum and Septuagint version, these were three stringed instruments; for so they render the word them in ( 1 Samuel 18:6 ) . Now these several instruments of music are named, not as to be used in Gospel times; but, being expressive of the highest praise and joy shown in former times, are mentioned to set forth the highest strains and notes of praise in New Testament saints; as well as to denote their heartiness, agreement, and unanimity in this service, ( Romans 15:6 ) .


F24 (emv ylulub) "in cymbalis auditus", Montanus, Vatablus.
F25 (hewrx ylulub) "in cymbalis jubilationis", V. L. Musculus, Cocceius; "in cymbalis ovationis", Montanus.

Psalms 150:5 In-Context

3 Praise him with a blast on the shofar! Praise him with lute and lyre!
4 Praise him with tambourines and dancing! Praise him with flutes and strings!
5 Praise him with clanging cymbals! Praise him with loud crashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise ADONAI! Halleluyah!
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