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Psalms 92:3

3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.

Psalms 92:3 in Other Translations

3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
3 to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.
3 accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument, a harp, and the melody of a lyre.
3 Accompanied by dulcimer and harp, the full-bodied music of strings.
3 with a ten-stringed harp and the music of a lyre.

Psalms 92:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 92:3

Upon an instrument of ten strings
An harp of ten strings, as the Targum. The harp invented by Terpander had only seven strings {c}; according to Pliny F4; Simonides added the eighth, and Timotheus the ninth; but this of David was of ten strings:

and upon the psaltery; of which (See Gill on Psalms 33:2), "upon the harp with a solemn sound"; or "upon higgaon with the harp"; which "higgaon", Aben Ezra says, was either the tune of a song, or an instrument of music; all these instruments of music were typical of the spiritual joy and melody which the saints have in their hearts when they praise the Lord; hence mention is made of harps in particular in this spiritual sense, under the Gospel dispensation, ( Revelation 5:8 ) ( Revelation 14:2 Revelation 14:3 ) ( Revelation 15:2 Revelation 15:3 ) .


F3 Suidas in voce (terpandrov) . Plin. Nat. Hist. l. 7. c. 56.
F4 Ibid.

Psalms 92:3 In-Context

1 It is good to praise the LORDand make music to your name, O Most High,
2 proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,
3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.
4 For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
5 How great are your works, LORD, how profound your thoughts!

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 71:22
  • 2. S 1 Samuel 10:5; S Nehemiah 12:27; S Psalms 33:2; Psalms 81:2
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