Psalm 150:4
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English Standard Version
Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

King James Bible
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

American Standard Version
Praise him with timbrel and dance: Praise him with stringed instruments and pipe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praise him with timbrel and choir: praise him with strings and organs.

English Revised Version
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and the pipe.

Webster's Bible Translation
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Psalm 150:4 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The glance is here directed to the future. The people of the present have again, in their God, attained to a lofty self-consciousness, the consciousness of their destiny, viz., to subjugate the whole world of nations to the God of Israel. In the presence of the re-exaltation which they have experienced their throat is full of words and songs exalting Jahve (רוממות, plural of רומם, or, according to another reading, רומם, Psalm 56:1-13 :17), and as servants of this God, the rightful Lord of all the heathen (Psalm 82:8), they hold in their hand a many-mouthed, i.e., many edged sword (vid., supra, p. 580), in order to take the field on behalf of the true religion, as the Maccabees actually did, not long after: ταῖς μὲν χερσὶν ἀγωνιζόμενοι ταῖς δὲ καρδίαις πρὸς τὸν Θεόν εὐχόμενοι (2 Macc. 15:27). The meaning of Psalm 149:9 becomes a different one, according as we take this line as co-ordinate or subordinate to what goes before. Subordinated, it would imply the execution of a penal jurisdiction over those whom they carried away, and כּתוּב would refer to prescriptive facts such as are recorded in Numbers 31:8; 1 Samuel 15:32. (Hitzig). But it would become the religious lyric poet least of all to entertain such an unconditional prospect of the execution of the conquered worldly rulers. There is just as little ground for thinking of the judgment of extermination pronounced upon the nations of Canaan, which was pronounced upon them for an especial reason. If Psalm 149:9 is taken as co-ordinate, the "written judgment" (Recht) consists in the complete carrying out of the subjugation; and this is commended by the perfectly valid parallel, Isaiah 45:14. The poet, however, in connection with the expression "written," has neither this nor that passage of Scripture in his mind, but the testimony of the Law and of prophecy in general, that all kingdoms shall become God's and His Christ's. Subjugation (and certainly not without bloodshed) is the scriptural משׁפּט for the execution of which Jahve makes use of His own nation. Because the God who thus vindicates Himself is Israel's God, this subjugation of the world is הדר, splendour and glory, to all who are in love devoted to Him. The glorifying of Jahve is also the glorifying of Israel.

Psalm 150:4 Parallel Commentaries

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with the timbrel

Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand...

dance. or, pipe

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises to him with the tambourine and harp.

stringed

Psalm 33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing to him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

Psalm 92:3 On an instrument of ten strings, and on the psaltery; on the harp with a solemn sound.

Psalm 144:9 I will sing a new song to you, O God: on a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises to you.

Isaiah 38:20 The LORD was ready to save me...

Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk on my high places...

organs

Job 30:31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

Cross References
Genesis 4:21
His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.

Exodus 15:20
Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing.

Job 21:12
They sing to the tambourine and the lyre and rejoice to the sound of the pipe.

Psalm 45:8
your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;

Psalm 149:3
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!

Isaiah 38:20
The LORD will save me, and we will play my music on stringed instruments all the days of our lives, at the house of the LORD.

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