Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Who are bawling at the bidding of the harp, - like David, have they invented for themselves instruments of song:

New American Standard Bible

Who improvise to the sound of the harp,
And like David have composed songs for themselves,

King James Version

That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;

Holman Bible

They improvise songs to the sound of the harp
and invent their own musical instruments like David.

International Standard Version

chanting to the sound of stringed instruments as if they were David, composing songs to themselves as if they were musicians,

A Conservative Version

who sing idle songs to the sound of the viol, who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David,

American Standard Version

that sing idle songs to the sound of the viol; that invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;

Amplified


Who improvise to the sound of the harp—
Like David they have composed songs for themselves—

Bible in Basic English

Making foolish songs to the sound of corded instruments, and designing for themselves instruments of music, like David;

Darby Translation

that chant to the sound of the lute, and invent them instruments of music, like David;

Julia Smith Translation

Prating upon the mouth of the lyre, as David they invented to them instruments of music;

King James 2000

That chant to the sound of the harp, and invent for yourselves instruments of music, like David;

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Alas for those] who sing to the tune of the harp; like David they improvise on instruments of music.

Modern King James verseion

who chant with the mouth of the harp; they invent instruments of music for themselves, like David;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

ye that sing to the lute, and in playing of instruments compare yourselves unto David;

NET Bible

They sing to the tune of stringed instruments; like David they invent musical instruments.

New Heart English Bible

who strum on the strings of a harp; who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;

Webster

That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David;

World English Bible

who strum on the strings of a harp; who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;

Youngs Literal Translation

Who are taking part according to the psaltery, Like David they invented for themselves instruments of music;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּרט 
Parat 
Usage: 1

to the sound
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of the viol
נבל נבל 
Nebel 
Usage: 38

of musick
שׁירה שׁיר 
Shiyr 
Usage: 90

Context Readings

Woe To The Complacent

4 Who are lying on beds of ivory, and sprawling on their couch of pleasure, - and eating the well-fed of the flock, and the fatted calves out of the midst of the stalls: 5 Who are bawling at the bidding of the harp, - like David, have they invented for themselves instruments of song: 6 Who are quaffing bowls of wine, and, with the best of oils, anointing themselves, - and are not afflicted for the injury of Joseph: -


Cross References

Isaiah 5:12

And it cometh to pass - that lyre and harp, timbrel and flute and wine are in their banquets, - But, the doing of Yahweh, they do not discern, And the work of his hands, have they not seen.

Amos 5:23

Take thou away from me, the noise of thy songs, - Even the melody of thy harps, will I not hear.

1 Chronicles 23:5

and four thousand, were doorkeepers, - and, four thousand, were offerers of praise unto Yahweh, with instruments, which said David I made for offering praise.

Genesis 31:27

Wherefore didst thou secretly flee, and rob me, - and didst not tell me, that I might send thee away with rejoicing and with songs, with timbrel and with lyre;

1 Chronicles 15:16

And David spake to the chiefs of the Levites, to station their brethren the singers, with instruments of song, harps and lyres, and cymbals, - sounding aloud at the lifting up of the voice, for joy.

Job 21:11-12

They send forth - like a flock - their young ones, and, their children, skip about for joy;

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I heaped me up, both silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings, and provinces, - I provided me singing-men and singing-women, and the delights of the sons of men, a wife and wives.

Amos 8:3

but palace-songs, shall become howlings, in that day, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh, - Many shall be the dead bodies in every place - cast forth - with a hush!

1 Peter 4:3

For, sufficient, is the bygone time - to have wrought out, the will of the nations, having gone on in wanton ways, covetings, wine-drinkings, revellings, drinking-bouts, and impious idolatries: -

Revelation 18:22

And sound of harp-singers, and musicians, and flute-players, and trumpeters, - in nowise be heard in thee any more; and any artisan of any art, - in nowise be found in thee any more; and sound of millstone, - in nowise be found in thee any more;

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