Psalm 81:2

Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

Take a psalm,.... Or "lift one up" {y}; hold up the book, and read and sing it; or rather, lift up the voice in singing a psalm:

and bring hither the timbrel; or "give one" {z}, put the hand to one:

the pleasant harp with the psaltery; make use of all these musical instruments in singing, and so make an agreeable melody: these were used in the times of the Old Testament, and were typical of the spiritual joy and melody in the heart, expressed by vocal singing, under the New Testament; see Revelation 5:8.

{y} Nav "attollite", Piscator; "tollite", Cocceius, Amama, Gejerus.
{z} wnt "date", Pagninus, Montanus, &c.