Psalms 33:3

3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalms 33:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
ESV
3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
NLT
3 Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.
MSG
3 Invent your own new song to him; give him a trumpet fanfare.
CSB
3 Sing a new song to Him; play skillfully on the strings, with a joyful shout.

Psalms 33:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 33:3

Sing unto him a new song
One newly composed on account of recent mercies received; and as the mercies of God are new every morning, there ought to be a daily song of praise to him; and so a new song is a continual song, as Christ is called the "new and living way", ( Hebrews 10:20 ) ; because he is the everliving way; or the constant and only one, which always was, is, and will be. Or it may denote some famous and excellent song, as a new name is an excellent name, an unknown and unspeakable one; see ( Revelation 2:17 ) ; compared with ( Revelation 14:2 Revelation 14:3 ) ; or respect may be had to the New Testament dispensation, in which old things are passed away, and all things become new; a new covenant is exhibited, a new and living way opened, and new ordinances instituted, and at the end of it there will be new heavens and a new earth; and so here is a new song made mention of, as suited to it;

play skilfully with a loud voice:
either with the quill upon the harp, and the instrument of ten strings; or with the fingers upon the psaltery, at the same time, vocally, and aloud, expressing the new song.

Psalms 33:3 In-Context

1 Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
2 Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.
4 For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 40:3; Isaiah 42:10; S Revelation 5:9; Psalms 96:1
  • 2. S Job 3:7; Psalms 35:27; Psalms 47:1
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