Psalms 150:4

4 praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe,

Psalms 150:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
ESV
4 Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
NLT
4 Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes!
MSG
4 Praise him with castanets and dance, praise him with banjo and flute;
CSB
4 Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with flute and strings.

Psalms 150:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 150:4

Praise him with the timbrel and dance
Or "pipe" F21; (See Gill on Psalms 149:3);

praise him with stringed instruments;
or divers "kinds" F23 of instruments not named, as R. Saadiah Gaon; and which, as Aben Ezra says, had all one sound or note; what they were is not known, as also many of them that are particularly mentioned;

and organs;
which have their name from the loveliness of their sound; these are of ancient original and use, ( Genesis 4:21 ) ( Job 21:12 ) ( 30:31 ) ; but were not of the same kind with those now in use, which are of much later invention.


FOOTNOTES:

F21 (lwxmw) "et tibia", Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus.
F23 (Mynmb) "varia symphonia", Cocceius.

Psalms 150:4 In-Context

2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Exodus 15:20
  • 2. S Psalms 45:8; Isaiah 38:20
  • 3. S Genesis 4:21