Psalm 147:7
New International Version
Sing to the LORD with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp.

New Living Translation
Sing out your thanks to the LORD; sing praises to our God with a harp.

English Standard Version
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!

Berean Study Bible
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music on the harp to our God,

King James Bible
Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

New King James Version
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises on the harp to our God,

New American Standard Bible
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre;

NASB 1995
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre,

NASB 1977
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre,

Amplified Bible
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God with the lyre,

Christian Standard Bible
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; play the lyre to our God,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; play the lyre to our God,

American Standard Version
Sing unto Jehovah with thanksgiving; Sing praises upon the harp unto our God,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Praise LORD JEHOVAH with glory; sing to LORD JEHOVAH with harps

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Begin the song with thanksgiving to the Lord; sing praises on the harp to our God:

Contemporary English Version
Celebrate and sing! Play your harps for the LORD our God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sing ye to the Lord with praise: sing to our God upon the harp.

English Revised Version
Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our God:

Good News Translation
Sing hymns of praise to the LORD; play music on the harp to our God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sing to the LORD a song of thanksgiving. Make music to our God with a lyre.

International Standard Version
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving, and compose music to our God with the lyre.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving, Sing praises upon the harp unto our God;

Literal Standard Version
Answer to YHWH with thanksgiving, Sing to our God with a harp.

NET Bible
Offer to the LORD a song of thanks! Sing praises to our God to the accompaniment of a harp!

New Heart English Bible
Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving. Sing praises on the harp to our God,

World English Bible
Sing to Yahweh with thanksgiving. Sing praises on the harp to our God,

Young's Literal Translation
Answer ye to Jehovah with thanksgiving, Sing ye to our God with a harp.

Additional Translations ...
Context
It is Good to Sing Praises
6The LORD sustains the humble, but casts the wicked to the ground. 7Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music on the harp to our God, 8who covers the sky with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the hills.…

Cross References
Psalm 33:2
Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to Him with ten strings.

Psalm 71:22
So I will praise You with the harp for Your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praise to You with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 81:2
Lift up a song, strike the tambourine, play the sweet-sounding harp and lyre.

Psalm 95:1
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout to the rock of our salvation!

Psalm 95:2
Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him in song.


Treasury of Scripture

Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise on the harp to our God:

Psalm 47:6,7
Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises…

Psalm 68:32
Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:

Psalm 92:1-3
A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: …









(7) Sing.--Literally, answer, which some think suggests an antiphonal arrangement. Though the strophic arrangement is only loosely marked, the psalm takes a new departure here, with a fresh invocation to praise, going on to fresh proofs from nature of the Almighty Power.

Verse 7. - Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving. God is not only to be praised for his greatness (ver. 5), but also to be thanked for his loving-kindness (vers. 2, 3, 8, 9). Sing praise upon the harp unto our God. The glad sound of the harp should accompany his praises.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Sing
עֱנ֣וּ (‘ĕ·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

to the LORD
לַיהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

with thanksgiving;
בְּתוֹדָ֑ה (bə·ṯō·w·ḏāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8426: An extension of the hand, avowal, adoration, a choir of worshippers

make music
זַמְּר֖וּ (zam·mə·rū)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 2167: Play, to make music, celebrate in song and music

on the harp
בְכִנּֽוֹר׃ (ḇə·ḵin·nō·wr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3658: A harp

to our God,
לֵאלֹהֵ֣ינוּ (lê·lō·hê·nū)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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