Psalms 150:5

5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.

Psalms 150:5 in Other Translations

5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
5 Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
5 Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals.
5 Praise him with cymbals and a big bass drum, praise him with fiddles and mandolin.
5 Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with clashing 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 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 1

  • 1. S 2 Samuel 6:5; 1 Chronicles 13:8; 1 Chronicles 15:16
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