The Meaning of Psalms 98:6 Explained

Psalms 98:6

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

YLT: With trumpets, and voice of a cornet, Shout ye before the king Jehovah.

Darby: With trumpets and sound of cornet, make a joyful noise before the King, Jehovah.

ASV: With trumpets and sound of cornet Make a joyful noise before the King, Jehovah.

What does Psalms 98:6 Mean?

Context Summary

Psalms 98:1-9 - Worthy Of Praise From All The Earth
This psalm is parallel to Psalms 96:1-13. That dealt with the reign of God; this deals with the victory on which that reign is based, Psalms 98:1. God could create without restraint, but before He could redeem, He had to quell the resistance of evil and to overcome the prince of this world. Hence the long conflict; but salvation was wrought by that Holy Arm which was outstretched on the Cross, and by the Right Hand which gave itself to the nails. In the Resurrection and Ascension our Lord's righteousness and salvation were openly manifested. See Colossians 2:15.
The "Hallelujah Chorus" of Psalms 98:4-9 well befits the triumph of Christ. Earth that shared in the fall of man shall participate in his redemption. See Isaiah 32:1-20. Too long has nature groaned and travailed, like an imprisoned captive; but she shall have her rebirth. When Jesus is King, seas and floods, mountains and hills, are filled with music. Nature is like a stringed instrument that awaits tuning and the touch of a master-hand. Revelation 5:1-14, gives the counterpart of the psalmist's summons; here the Apostle tells us that the song which started from the elders was echoed back from all things in heaven, on earth, and in the sea, and all that is in them. Be optimistic. Eat your meat with gladness and singleness of heart. You are on the winning and singing side. [source]

Chapter Summary: Psalms 98

1  The psalmist exhorts the Jews
4  The Gentiles
7  And all the creatures, to praise God

What do the individual words in Psalms 98:6 mean?

With trumpets and the sound of a horn Shout joyfully before the King Yahweh
בַּ֭חֲצֹ֣צְרוֹת וְק֣וֹל שׁוֹפָ֑ר הָ֝רִ֗יעוּ לִפְנֵ֤י ׀ הַמֶּ֬לֶךְ יְהוָֽה

בַּ֭חֲצֹ֣צְרוֹת  With  trumpets 
Parse: Preposition-b, Article, Noun, feminine plural
Root: חֲצֹצְרָה  
Sense: trumpet, clarion.
וְק֣וֹל  and  the  sound 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: קֹול 
Sense: voice, sound, noise.
שׁוֹפָ֑ר  of  a  horn 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: שֹׁופָר  
Sense: horn, ram’s horn.
הָ֝רִ֗יעוּ  Shout  joyfully 
Parse: Verb, Hifil, Imperative, masculine plural
Root: רוּעַ  
Sense: to shout, raise a sound, cry out, give a blast.
לִפְנֵ֤י ׀  before 
Parse: Preposition-l, Noun, common plural construct
Root: לִפְנֵי 
Sense: face.
הַמֶּ֬לֶךְ  the  King 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: מֶלֶךְ 
Sense: king.
יְהוָֽה  Yahweh 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יהוה 
Sense: the proper name of the one true God.