Psalm 149:3

3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.

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Read Psalm 149:3 Using Other Translations

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
Praise his name with dancing, accompanied by tambourine and harp.

What does Psalm 149:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 149:3

Let them praise his name in the dance
In a chorus of saints, joining together in their expressions of joy, by words and gestures; an ancient practice that went along with singing praises, ( Exodus 15:20 ) ; or rather, "with the pipe" F11, as some render it; a musical instrument used in former times in the worship of God, in this part of it, praising his name, with those that follow;

let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp;
the former of these was a vessel of brass, a drum or tabret, on which they beat, perhaps like one of our kettle drums; the other was a stringed instrument of music much used, and in playing on which David was very skilful: the music of these was typical of the spiritual melody made in the heart to the Lord in singing his praises, to which there are allusions in Gospel times; though the instruments themselves are now laid aside, being only suited to the church in her infant state, when under tutors and governors; see ( Psalms 68:25 ) ( Revelation 5:9 ) ( 14:2 ) ( 15:2 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F11 (lwxmb) "cum tibia", Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Amama.
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