Psalm 98:6

With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.

With trumpet and sound of cornet,.... The Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and Ethiopic versions, render it

with ductile trumpets, such as were made of silver, as the two trumpets for the calling of the assembly, Numbers 10:2 to which the allusion seems to be here, called "asosra" by Josephus {c} according to the Hebrew language twruwux; which he says were in length a little less than a cubit, but the pipe narrow, somewhat thicker than a flute, having a sufficient breadth at the mouth to blow with, ending after the manner of a bell. The cornet was a trumpet or pipe, made of horn, from whence it has its name; such were those, made of rams' horns, the priests blew with when they encompassed Jericho, Joshua 6:4,

make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King; or rather "before the King, the Lord" {d}; before the King, who is Jehovah, who is the King of kings, and Lord of lords; let this shout be made before him, in his presence, and on account of his kingly office, and because of some eminent appearance of his kingdom and glory; see Revelation 19:6.

{c} Antique. Jud. l. 3. c. 12. sect. 6.
{d} hwhy Klmh ynpl "coram rege Domino", Pagninus, Tigurine version; so Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius.