Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that chant to the sound of the flute and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David;

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 sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and invent for themselves instruments of music like David's,

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;

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 that lie upon beds of ivory and stretch themselves upon their couches and eat the lambs out of the flock and the calves out of the midst of the stall; 5 that chant to the sound of the flute and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David; 6 that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments, but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.


Cross References

Isaiah 5:12

And the harp and the viol, the tambourine and flutes and wine are in their feasts; but they do not regard the work of the LORD, nor consider the work of his hands.

Amos 5:23

Take away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy instruments.

1 Chronicles 23:5

moreover, four thousand were porters, and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which David had made to praise therewith.

Genesis 31:27

Why didst thou flee away secretly and steal away from me and didst not tell me that I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs with tambourine and with harp?

1 Chronicles 15:16

And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint of their brethren as singers with instruments of music, with psalteries and harps and cymbals sounding, and to lift up their voice with joy.

Job 21:11-12

They send forth their little ones like a flock of sheep, and their children dance.

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I gathered unto myself also silver and gold and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces; I obtained men singers and women singers and all the delights of the sons of men, musical instruments, and those of all sorts.

Amos 8:3

And the cantors of the temple shall howl in that day, said the Lord GOD; there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.

1 Peter 4:3

For it should suffice us that during the time past of our life we had done the will of the Gentiles, when we conversed in lasciviousness, lusts, drunkenness, gluttony, orgies, and abominable idolatries.

Revelation 18:22

And the voice of harpers and musicians and of pipers and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatever craft he is, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

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