Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.
So Jephthah went with the leaders of Gilead. The people made him their leader and commander. Jephthah repeated the terms of the agreement before the Lord in Mizpah.
The Ammonites assembled and camped in Gilead; the Israelites gathered together and camped in Mizpah.
Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a hand-drum in her hand, and all the women went out after her with hand-drums and with dances.
1 Samuel 18:6
When the men arrived after David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women from all the cities of Israel came out singing and dancing to meet King Saul. They were happy as they played their tambourines and three-stringed instruments.
Singers walk in front; musicians follow playing their stringed instruments, in the midst of young women playing tambourines.
you kings of the earth and all you nations, you princes and all you leaders on the earth,
Praise him with the tambourine and with dancing! Praise him with stringed instruments and the flute!
I will rebuild you, my dear children Israel, so that you will once again be built up. Once again you will take up the tambourine and join in the happy throng of dancers.
"I will pour out on the kingship of David and the population of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication so that they will look to me, the one they have pierced. They will lament for him as one laments for an only son, and there will be a bitter cry for him like the bitter cry for a firstborn.
As he approached the town gate, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother (who was a widow), and a large crowd from the town was with her.
because he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds pressed around him.
Then a man from the crowd cried out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son -- he is my only child!