Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Psalms 98:6

Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

With trumpets - חצצרות chatsotseroth . Some kind of tubular instruments, of the form and management of which we know nothing.

And sound of cornet - שופר shophar, the word commonly used for what we call trumpet.

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible

With trumpets - The word used here is uniformly rendered “trumpets” in the Scriptures. Numbers 10:2, Numbers 10:8-10; Numbers 31:6; et al. The trumpet was mainly employed for convening a public assembly for worship, or for assembling the hosts for battle. The original word - חצצרה chătsôtserâh - is supposed to have been designed to imitate “the broken pulse-like sound of the trumpet, like the Latin “taratantara.” So the German “trarara,” and the Arabic hadadera The word used here was given to the long, straight trumpet.

And sound of cornet … - The word here translated “cornet” is also usually rendered “trumpet,” Exodus 19:16, Exodus 19:19; Exodus 20:18; Leviticus 25:9; Joshua 6:4-6, Joshua 6:8-9, Joshua 6:13, Joshua 6:16, Joshua 6:20; et saepe. It is rendered “cornet” in 1 Chronicles 15:28; 2 Chronicles 15:14; Hosea 5:8. In the Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate it is here rendered “horn” - the meaning of “cornet.” The name - שׁפר shôphār - is supposed to have been given to this instrument from its clear and shrill sound, like the English name “clarion.” It was either made of horn, or similar to a horn - an instrument curved like a horn. The instrument was in frequent use among the Hebrews.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
Let all the children of men rejoice in the setting up the kingdom of Christ, for all may benefit by it. The different orders of rational creatures in the universe, seem to be described in figurative language in the reign of the great Messiah. The kingdom of Christ will be a blessing to the whole creation. We expect his second coming to begin his glorious reign. Then shall heaven and earth rejoice, and the joy of the redeemed shall be full. But sin and its dreadful effects will not be utterly done away, till the Lord come to judge the world in righteousness. Seeing then that we look for such things, let us give diligence that we may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.