An evil man is caught by sin,
but the righteous one sings and rejoices.
For this is what the Lord says:Sing with joy for Jacob;
shout for the chief of the nations!
Proclaim, praise, and say,
“Lord, save Your people,
the remnant of Israel!”
“Rejoice, childless one, who did not give birth;
burst into song and shout,
you who have not been in labor!
For the children of the forsaken one will be more
than the children of the married woman,”
says the Lord.
But Moses replied:It’s not the sound of a victory cry
and not the sound of a cry of defeat;
I hear the sound of singing!
“Tell the Israelites: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you are to have a day of complete rest, commemoration, and joyful shouting—a sacred assembly.
1 Samuel 18:6
As the troops were coming back, when David was returning from killing the Philistine, the women came out from all the cities of Israel to meet King Saul, singing and dancing with tambourines, with shouts of joy, and with three-stringed instruments.
1 Chronicles 13:8
David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before God with songs and with lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals, and trumpets.
There was, in fact, a command of the king regarding them, and an ordinance regulating the singers’ daily tasks.
“Now his older son was in the field; as he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.
1 Kings 1:41
Adonijah and all the invited guests who were with him heard the noise as they finished eating. Joab heard the sound of the ram’s horn and said, “Why is the town in such an uproar?”
singing to the tambourine and lyre
and rejoicing at the sound of the flute.
When Jephthah went to his home in Mizpah, there was his daughter, coming out to meet him with tambourines and dancing! She was his only child; he had no other son or daughter besides her.
1 Kings 1:40
All the people followed him, playing flutes and rejoicing with such a great joy that the earth split open from the sound.
And every stroke of the appointed staff
that the Lord brings down on him
will be to the sound of tambourines and lyres;
He will fight against him with brandished weapons.
They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to each other:We played the flute for you,
but you didn’t dance;
we sang a lament,
but you didn’t weep!