Psalms 81:2

2 Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre.

Psalms 81:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
ESV
2 Raise a song; sound the tambourine, the sweet lyre with the harp.
NLT
2 Sing! Beat the tambourine. Play the sweet lyre and the harp.
MSG
2 Anthems from the choir, music from the band, sweet sounds from lute and harp,
CSB
2 Lift up a song-play the tambourine, the melodious lyre, and the harp.

Psalms 81:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 81:2

Take a psalm
Or "lift one up" F25; hold up the book, and read and sing it; or rather, lift up the voice in singing a psalm:

and bring hither the timbrel;
or "give one" F26, put the hand to one:

the pleasant harp with the psaltery;
make use of all these musical instruments in singing, and so make an agreeable melody: these were used in the times of the Old Testament, and were typical of the spiritual joy and melody in the heart, expressed by vocal singing, under the New Testament; see ( Revelation 5:8 ) ( Revelation 14:2 Revelation 14:3 ) ( 15:2 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F25 (Nav) "attollite", Piscator; "tollite", Cocceius, Amama, Gejerus.
F26 (wnt) "date", Pagninus, Montanus

Psalms 81:2 In-Context

1 Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
2 Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre.
3 Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival;
4 this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
5 When God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say:

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