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Theasaurus: Amusements

20 Bible Verses about Amusements

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Job 1:4

And his sons went and had banquets in their houses, each one on his day, and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

Exodus 32:6

And they rose up early on the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink and rose up to play.

Judges 16:25

And it came to pass when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson that he may make us laugh. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport, and they set him between the pillars.

2 Samuel 2:14

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise and sport before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

Job 21:11-12

They send forth their little ones like a flock of sheep, and their children dance. They jump at the sound of the timbrel and harp and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

Ecclesiastes 2:1-2

I said in my heart, Come now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy good things; and, behold, this also is vanity. I said of laughter, It is mad, and of mirth, What does it do?

Isaiah 5:12

And the harp and the viol, the tambourine and flutes and wine are in their feasts; but they do not regard the work of the LORD, nor consider the work of his hands.

Amos 6:5

that chant to the sound of the flute and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David;

Exodus 32:18-19

And he answered, It is not the voice of those that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of those that cry for being overcome, but the noise of those that sing that I hear. And it came to pass as soon as he came near unto the camp and he saw the calf and the dances, anger caused Moses to wax hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mount.

Exodus 32:25

And when Moses saw that the people were naked (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies),

1 Samuel 18:6-7

And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with joy, and with instruments of music. And the women sang as they played and said, Saul has slain his thousands and David his ten thousands.

Mark 6:21

And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his princes and tribunes and to the principal people of Galilee;

Luke 7:32

They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace and calling one to another and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

Acts 17:21

(For all the Athenians and strangers who were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.)

From Thematic Bible


Amusements » General reference to

Exodus 32:6

And they rose up early on the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink and rose up to play.

Judges 16:25

And it came to pass when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson that he may make us laugh. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport, and they set him between the pillars.

2 Samuel 2:14

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise and sport before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

Amos 6:5

that chant to the sound of the flute and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David;

Amusements » Of children

Job 21:11

They send forth their little ones like a flock of sheep, and their children dance.

Matthew 11:16-17

But unto whom shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets and shouting unto their fellows and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.