Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

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;

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 viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, 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 tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.

Amos 5:23

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

1 Chronicles 23:5

Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

Genesis 31:27

Wherefore 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 tabret, and with harp?

1 Chronicles 15:16

And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.

Job 21:11-12

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

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.

Amos 8:3

And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.

1 Peter 4:3

For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, 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 whatsoever craft he be, 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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