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Psalm 98:4

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!

Judges 5:3

Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes; I will sing to the Lord. I will sing praise to the Lord, the God of Israel.

Nehemiah 12:27

And for the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, they sought the Levites in all their places to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with thanksgivings, and with singing, cymbals, harps, and lyres.

Psalm 27:6

And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me; in His tent I will offer sacrifices and shouting of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

Psalm 57:7

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody.

Psalm 81:1-2

Sing aloud to God our Strength! Shout for joy to the God of Jacob! Raise a song, sound the timbrel, the sweet lyre with the harp.

Psalm 87:7

The singers as well as the players on instruments shall say, All my springs (my sources of life and joy) are in you [city of our God].

Psalm 92:3

With an instrument of ten strings and with the lute, with a solemn sound upon the lyre.

Psalm 108:1

O God, my heart is fixed (steadfast, in the confidence of faith); I will sing, yes, I will sing praises, even with my glory [all the faculties and powers of one created in Your image]!

Psalm 144:9

I will sing a new song to You, O God; upon a harp, an instrument of ten strings, will I offer praises to You.

Psalm 147:7

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises with the harp or the lyre to our God! -- "

Psalm 149:3

Let them praise His name in chorus and choir and with the [single or group] dance; let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre!

Psalm 150:1-6

Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in the heavens of His power! Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness! Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp!read more.
Praise Him with tambourine and [single or group] dance; praise Him with stringed and wind instruments or flutes! Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath and every breath of life praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)

Ephesians 5:19-20

Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [ and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord, At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.

1 Chronicles 25:6-7

All of whom were [in the choir] under the direction of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the order of the king. So the number of them [who led the remainder of the 4,000], with their kinsmen who were specially trained in songs for the Lord, all who were talented singers, was 288.

1 Chronicles 6:31-32

These David put over the service of song in the house of the Lord after the ark of the covenant rested there [after being taken by the Philistines and later placed in the house of Abinadab, where it remained for nearly 100 years during the rest of Samuel's judgeship and Saul's entire reign and into David's reign]. They ministered before the tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting with singing until Solomon had built the Lord's house in Jerusalem, performing their service in due order.

1 Chronicles 25:1

Also David and the chiefs of the host [of the Lord] separated to the [temple] service some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who should prophesy [being inspired] with lyres, harps, and cymbals. The list of the musicians according to their service was:

2 Chronicles 5:12-14

And all the Levites who were singers -- "all of those of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, with their sons and kinsmen, arrayed in fine linen, having cymbals, harps, and lyres -- "stood at the east end of the altar, and with them 120 priests blowing trumpets; And when the trumpeters and singers were joined in unison, making one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and other instruments for song and praised the Lord, saying, For He is good, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever, then the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud, So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.

2 Chronicles 35:15

The singers, the sons of Asaph, were in their places according to the command of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer. And the gatekeepers were at every gate; they did not need to leave their service, for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.

Ezra 2:65

Besides their menservants and maidservants, 7,337; and among them they had 200 men and women singers.

Psalm 11:1

In the Lord I take refuge [and put my trust]; how can you say to me, Flee like a bird to your mountain?

Psalm 31:1

In You, O Lord, do I put my trust and seek refuge; let me never be put to shame or [have my hope in You] disappointed; deliver me in Your righteousness!

Psalm 42:1

As the hart pants and longs for the water brooks, so I pant and long for You, O God.

Psalm 49:1

Hear this, all you peoples; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world,

Psalm 77:1

I will cry to God with my voice, even to God with my voice, and He will give ear and hearken to me.

Psalm 139:1

O Lord, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me.

Habakkuk 3:19

The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds' feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!

Psalm 9:1

I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your marvelous works and wonderful deeds!

Psalm 45:1

My heart overflows with a goodly theme; I address my psalm to a King. My tongue is like the pen of a ready writer.

Psalm 56:1

Be merciful and gracious to me, O God, for man would trample me or devour me; all the day long the adversary oppresses me.

Psalm 57:1

Be merciful and gracious to me, O God, be merciful and gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge and be confident until calamities and destructive storms are passed.

Psalm 58:1

Do you indeed in silence speak righteousness, O you mighty ones? [Or is the righteousness, rightness, and justice you should speak quite dumb?] Do you judge fairly and uprightly, O you sons of men?

Psalm 60:1

O God, You have rejected us and cast us off, broken down [our defenses], and scattered us; You have been angry -- "O restore us and turn Yourself to us again!

Psalm 75:1

We give praise and thanks to You, O God, we praise and give thanks; Your wondrous works declare that Your Name is near and they who invoke Your Name rehearse Your wonders.

Psalm 4:1

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness (uprightness, justice, and right standing with You)! You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.

Psalm 5:1

Listen to my words, O Lord, give heed to my sighing and groaning.

Psalm 6:1

O Lord, rebuke me not in Your anger nor discipline and chasten me in Your hot displeasure.

Psalm 54:1

Save me, O God, by Your name; judge and vindicate me by Your mighty strength and power.

Psalm 67:1

God be merciful and gracious to us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us and among us -- "Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! -- "

Psalm 76:1

In Judah God is known and renowned; His name is highly praised and is great in Israel.

2 Chronicles 20:27-28

Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, Jehoshaphat leading them, to Jerusalem with joy, for the Lord had made them to rejoice over their enemies. They came to Jerusalem with harps, lyres, and trumpets to the house of the Lord.

Exodus 15:1-21

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord, saying, I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider or its chariot has He thrown into the sea. The Lord is my Strength and my Song, and He has become my Salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him. The Lord is a Man of War; the Lord is His name.read more.
Pharaoh's chariots and his host has He cast into the sea; his chosen captains also are sunk in the Red Sea. The floods cover them; they sank in the depths [clad in mail] like a stone. Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in power; Your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy. In the greatness of Your majesty You overthrow those rising against You. You send forth Your fury; it consumes them like stubble. With the blast of Your nostrils the waters piled up, the floods stood fixed in a heap, the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea. The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my desire shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. You [Lord] blew with Your wind, the sea covered them; [clad in mail] they sank as lead in the mighty waters. Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders? You stretched out Your right hand, the earth's [sea] swallowed them. You in Your mercy and loving-kindness have led forth the people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength to Your holy habitation. The peoples have heard of it; they tremble; pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia. Now the chiefs of Edom are dismayed; the mighty men of Moab [renowned for strength], trembling takes hold of them; all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away -- "little by little. Terror and dread fall upon them; because of the greatness of Your arm they are as still as a stone -- "till Your people pass by and over [into Canaan], O Lord, till the people pass by whom You have purchased. You will bring them in [to the land] and plant them on Your own mountain, the place, O Lord, You have made for Your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established. The Lord will reign forever and ever. For the horses of Pharaoh went with his chariots and horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them, but the Israelites walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea. Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dancing. And Miriam responded to them, Sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously and is highly exalted; the horse and his rider He has thrown into the sea.

Judges 5:1-31

Then sang Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam on that day, saying, For the leaders who took the lead in Israel, for the people who offered themselves willingly, bless the Lord! Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes; I will sing to the Lord. I will sing praise to the Lord, the God of Israel.read more.
Lord, when You went forth out of Seir, when You marched out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled and the heavens also dropped, yes, the clouds dropped water. The mountains quaked at the presence of the Lord, yes, yonder Sinai at the presence of the Lord, the God of Israel. After the days of Shamgar son of Anath, after the days of Jael [meaning here Ehud] the caravans ceased, travelers walked through byways. The villages were unoccupied and rulers ceased in Israel until you arose -- "you, Deborah, arose -- "a mother in Israel. [Formerly] they chose new gods; then war was in the gates. Was there a shield or spear seen among 40,000 in Israel? My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless the Lord! Tell of it -- "you who ride on white donkeys, you who sit on rich carpets, and you who walk by the way. Far from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord, even the righteous acts toward His villagers in Israel. Then the people of the Lord went down to the gates. Awake, awake, Deborah! Awake, awake, utter a song! Arise, Barak, and lead away your captives, you son of Abinoam. Then down marched the remnant of the nobles, the people of the Lord marched down for Me against the mighty. Out of Ephraim they came down whose root is in Amalek, after you, Benjamin, with your kinsmen. Out of Machir came down commanders and lawgivers, and out of Zebulun those who handle the pen or stylus of the writer. And the princes of Issachar came with Deborah, and Issachar was faithful to Barak; into the valley they rushed forth at his heels. [But] among the clans of Reuben were great searchings of heart. Why [Reuben] did you linger among the sheepfolds listening to the piping for the flocks? Among the clans of Reuben there were great searchings of heart. Gilead remained beyond the Jordan, and why did Dan stay with the ships? Asher sat still on the seacoast and remained by his creeks. [These came not forth to battle for God's people.] But Zebulun was a people who endangered their lives to the death; Naphtali did also on the heights of the field. The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo. Gain of booty they did not obtain. From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera. The torrent Kishon swept [the foe] away, the onrushing torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength! Then the horses' hoofs beat loudly because of the galloping of [fleeing] valiant riders. Curse Meroz, said the messenger of the Lord. Curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty! Blessed above women shall Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, be; blessed shall she be above women in the tent. [Sisera] asked for water, and she gave [him] milk; she brought him curds in a lordly dish. She put her [left] hand to the tent pin, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer. And with the wooden hammer she smote Sisera, she smote his head, yes, she struck and pierced his temple. He sank, he fell, he lay still at her feet. At her feet he sank, he fell; where he sank, there he fell -- "dead! The mother of Sisera looked out at a window and wailed through the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why do the hoofbeats of his chariots tarry? Her wise ladies answered her, yet she repeated her words to herself, Have they not found and been dividing the spoil? A maiden or two for every man, a spoil of dyed garments for Sisera, a spoil of dyed stuffs embroidered, two pieces of dyed work embroidered for my neck as spoil? So let all Your enemies perish, O Lord! But let those who love Him be like the sun when it rises in its might. And the land had peace and rest for forty years.

1 Samuel 18:6-7

As they were coming home, when David returned from killing the Philistine, the women came out of all the Israelite towns, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul with timbrels, songs of joy, and instruments of music. And the women responded as they laughed and frolicked, saying, Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

Isaiah 30:32

And every passing stroke of the staff of punishment and doom which the Lord lays upon them shall be to the sound of [Israel's] timbrels and lyres, when in battle He attacks [Assyria] with swinging and menacing arms.

Genesis 31:27

Why did you flee secretly and cheat me and did not tell me, so that I might have sent you away with joy and gladness and with singing, with tambourine and lyre?

Job 21:12

They themselves lift up their voices and sing to the tambourine and the lyre and rejoice to the sound of the pipe.

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Idolatry » Other customs of » Music

Daniel 3:5-7

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. And whoever does not fall down and worship shall that very hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Therefore, when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, all the peoples, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

Music » Trumpets » Full orchestra

1 Chronicles 23:5

And, said David, 4,000 shall be gatekeepers and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments which I made for praise.

Ezra 3:10

And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their vestments with trumpets, and the Levite sons of Asaph with their cymbals, to praise the Lord, after the order of David king of Israel.

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

2 Samuel 6:5

And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord with all their might, with songs, lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.

2 Chronicles 5:12

And all the Levites who were singers -- "all of those of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, with their sons and kinsmen, arrayed in fine linen, having cymbals, harps, and lyres -- "stood at the east end of the altar, and with them 120 priests blowing trumpets;

Music » Names of » Psalteries

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

2 Samuel 6:5

And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord with all their might, with songs, lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.

2 Chronicles 5:12

And all the Levites who were singers -- "all of those of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, with their sons and kinsmen, arrayed in fine linen, having cymbals, harps, and lyres -- "stood at the east end of the altar, and with them 120 priests blowing trumpets;

1 Samuel 10:5

After that you will come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is; and when you come to the city, you will meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying.

1 Chronicles 13:8

And David and all Israel merrily celebrated before God with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and cymbals and trumpets.

Music » ancient Choirs » A militant choir, songs lead to victory

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got for myself men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men -- " concubines very many.

2 Chronicles 35:15

The singers, the sons of Asaph, were in their places according to the command of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer. And the gatekeepers were at every gate; they did not need to leave their service, for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.

2 Chronicles 20:21

When he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to sing to the Lord and praise Him in their holy [priestly] garments as they went out before the army, saying, Give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

2 Chronicles 23:13

And behold, there the king stood by his pillar at the entrance, the captains and the trumpeters beside him; and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and the singers with musical instruments led in singing of praise. Athaliah rent her clothes and cried, Treason! Treason!

Ezra 2:65

Besides their menservants and maidservants, 7,337; and among them they had 200 men and women singers.

More verses: Nehemiah 12:42

Music » Youthful » Singing » A religious duty

Isaiah 30:29

You shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept, and gladness of heart as when one marches in procession with a flute to go to the temple on the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.

Ephesians 5:19

Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [ and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord,

Music » Names of » cymbals

1 Chronicles 15:16

David told the chief Levites to appoint their brethren the singers with instruments of music -- "harps, lyres, and cymbals -- "to play loudly and lift up their voices with joy.

Ezra 3:10

And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their vestments with trumpets, and the Levite sons of Asaph with their cymbals, to praise the Lord, after the order of David king of Israel.

1 Corinthians 13:1

If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God's love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 Samuel 6:5

And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord with all their might, with songs, lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.

2 Chronicles 29:25

Hezekiah stationed the Levites in the Lord's house with cymbals, harps, and lyres, as David [his forefather] and Gad the king's seer and Nathan the prophet had commanded; for the commandment was from the Lord through His prophets.

More verses: Psalm 150:5

Music » Names of » Timbrels, or tambourines

2 Samuel 6:5

And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord with all their might, with songs, lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.

Psalm 68:25

The singers go in front, the players on instruments last; between them the maidens are playing on tambourines.

Exodus 15:20

Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dancing.

Judges 11:34

Then Jephthah came to Mizpah to his home, 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.

Job 21:12

They themselves lift up their voices and sing to the tambourine and the lyre and rejoice to the sound of the pipe.

More verses: Psalm 81:2 Psalm 150:4

Music » Youthful » Singing » Examples of

2 Chronicles 20:22

And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir who had come against Judah, and they were [self-] slaughtered;

Revelation 5:9

And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation.

Mark 14:26

And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Numbers 21:17

Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well! Let all sing to it,

More verses: Ezra 3:11

Music » Names of » Tabrets

Isaiah 5:12

They have lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts, but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord, neither do they consider the operation of His hands [in mercy and in judgment].

1 Samuel 18:6

As they were coming home, when David returned from killing the Philistine, the women came out of all the Israelite towns, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul with timbrels, songs of joy, and instruments of music.

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

1 Samuel 10:5

After that you will come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is; and when you come to the city, you will meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying.

Genesis 31:27

Why did you flee secretly and cheat me and did not tell me, so that I might have sent you away with joy and gladness and with singing, with tambourine and lyre?

More verses: Isaiah 24:8

Music » Maschil » This musical sign occurs in the titles of

Psalm 42:1

As the hart pants and longs for the water brooks, so I pant and long for You, O God.

Psalm 52:1

Why boast you of mischief done against the loving-kindness of God [and the godly], O mighty [sinful] man, day after day?

Psalm 89:1

I will sing of the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness from generation to generation.

Psalm 74:1

O God, why do You cast us off forever? Why does Your anger burn and smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?

Music » Appointed to be used in the temple

1 Chronicles 23:5

And, said David, 4,000 shall be gatekeepers and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments which I made for praise.

2 Chronicles 29:25

Hezekiah stationed the Levites in the Lord's house with cymbals, harps, and lyres, as David [his forefather] and Gad the king's seer and Nathan the prophet had commanded; for the commandment was from the Lord through His prophets.

1 Chronicles 25:1

Also David and the chiefs of the host [of the Lord] separated to the [temple] service some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who should prophesy [being inspired] with lyres, harps, and cymbals. The list of the musicians according to their service was:

1 Chronicles 16:4-6

He appointed Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord and to celebrate [by calling to mind], thanking and praising the Lord, the God of Israel: Asaph was the chief, next to him Zechariah, Jeiel (Jaaziel), Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, and Benaiah, Obed-edom and Jeiel, who were to play harps and lyres; Asaph was to sound the cymbals; Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

Music » The jews used » In sacred processions

2 Samuel 6:4-5

And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, with the ark of God; and Ahio went before the ark. And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord with all their might, with songs, lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.

2 Samuel 6:15

So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet.

1 Chronicles 13:6-8

And David and all Israel went up to Baalah, that is, to Kiriath-jearim which belonged to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God the Lord, which is called by the name of Him Who sits [enthroned] above the cherubim. And they carried the ark of God on a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, and Uzza and Ahio [his brother] drove the cart. And David and all Israel merrily celebrated before God with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and cymbals and trumpets.

1 Chronicles 15:27-28

David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as were the Levites who bore the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah, director of the music of the singers. David also wore an ephod [a priestly upper garment] of linen. Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting, sound of the cornet, trumpets, and cymbals, sounding aloud with harps and lyres.

Music » Musicians » Players on instruments

Ezekiel 33:32

Behold, you are to them as a very lovely [love] song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument, for they hear your words but do not do them.

Psalm 68:25

The singers go in front, the players on instruments last; between them the maidens are playing on tambourines.

1 Samuel 18:10

The next day an evil spirit from God came mightily upon Saul, and he raved [madly] in his house, while David played [the lyre] with his hand, as at other times; and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.

1 Samuel 16:16

Let our lord now command your servants here before you to find a man who plays skillfully on the lyre; and when the evil spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will be well.

2 Kings 3:15

But now bring me a minstrel. And while the minstrel played, the hand and power of the Lord came upon [Elisha].

Music » Songs » Hymns » In the night

Psalm 149:5

Let the saints be joyful in the glory and beauty [which God confers upon them]; let them sing for joy upon their beds.

Isaiah 30:29

You shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept, and gladness of heart as when one marches in procession with a flute to go to the temple on the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.

Psalm 77:6

I call to remembrance my song in the night; with my heart I meditate and my spirit searches diligently:

More verses: Psalm 42:8

Music » Names of » Pipes

Isaiah 5:12

They have lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts, but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord, neither do they consider the operation of His hands [in mercy and in judgment].

1 Samuel 10:5

After that you will come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is; and when you come to the city, you will meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying.

1 Kings 1:40

All the people followed him; they played on pipes and rejoiced greatly, so that the earth [resounded] with the joyful sound.

Isaiah 30:29

You shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept, and gladness of heart as when one marches in procession with a flute to go to the temple on the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.

Jeremiah 48:36

Therefore My heart moans and sighs for Moab like flutes, and My heart moans and sighs like flutes for the men of Kir-heres (Kir-hareseth); therefore [the remnant of] the abundant riches they gained has perished.

Music » Musicians » General references to

2 Chronicles 34:12

The men did the work faithfully. Their overseers were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites. The Levites -- "all who were skillful with instruments of music -- "

1 Samuel 16:16

Let our lord now command your servants here before you to find a man who plays skillfully on the lyre; and when the evil spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will be well.

1 Chronicles 25:7

So the number of them [who led the remainder of the 4,000], with their kinsmen who were specially trained in songs for the Lord, all who were talented singers, was 288.

Music » Songs » Hymns » Of victory

Revelation 14:3

And they sang a new song before the throne [of God] and before the four living creatures and before the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin]. No one could learn [to sing] that song except the 144,000 who had been ransomed (purchased, redeemed) from the earth.

Revelation 15:3

And they sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, Mighty and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God the Omnipotent! Righteous (just) and true are Your ways, O Sovereign of the ages (King of the nations)!

Judges 5:1

Then sang Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

Exodus 15:1

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord, saying, I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider or its chariot has He thrown into the sea.

Music » Names of » Organs

Job 21:12

They themselves lift up their voices and sing to the tambourine and the lyre and rejoice to the sound of the pipe.

Job 30:31

Therefore my lyre is turned to mourning, and my pipe into the voice of those who weep.

Music » Trumpets » Viols

Amos 6:5

Who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and invent for themselves instruments of music like David's,

Isaiah 5:12

They have lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts, but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord, neither do they consider the operation of His hands [in mercy and in judgment].

Isaiah 14:11

Your pomp and magnificence are brought down to Sheol (the underworld), along with the sound of your harps; the maggots [which prey upon dead bodies] are spread out under you and worms cover you [O Babylonian rulers].

Amos 5:23

Take away from Me the noise of your songs, for I will not listen to the melody of your harps.

Music » Songs » Idle

Amos 6:5

Who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and invent for themselves instruments of music like David's,

Amos 8:10

And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation, and I will cause sackcloth to be put upon all loins and baldness [for mourning] shall come on every head; and I will make that time as the mourning for an only son, and the end of it as a bitter day.

Amos 5:23

Take away from Me the noise of your songs, for I will not listen to the melody of your harps.

Music » Instruments of » Pipe

Isaiah 5:12

They have lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts, but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord, neither do they consider the operation of His hands [in mercy and in judgment].

1 Kings 1:40

All the people followed him; they played on pipes and rejoiced greatly, so that the earth [resounded] with the joyful sound.

Jeremiah 48:36

Therefore My heart moans and sighs for Moab like flutes, and My heart moans and sighs like flutes for the men of Kir-heres (Kir-hareseth); therefore [the remnant of] the abundant riches they gained has perished.

Music » Neginah and neginoth » Appear in the titles of

Habakkuk 3:19

The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds' feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!

Psalm 67:1

God be merciful and gracious to us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us and among us -- "Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! -- "

Psalm 54:1

Save me, O God, by Your name; judge and vindicate me by Your mighty strength and power.

Psalm 4:1

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness (uprightness, justice, and right standing with You)! You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.

More verses: Psalm 61:1

Music » The jews used » At coronation of kings

2 Chronicles 23:11

Then they brought out the king's son and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony or law and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him and said, Long live the king!

2 Chronicles 23:13

And behold, there the king stood by his pillar at the entrance, the captains and the trumpeters beside him; and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and the singers with musical instruments led in singing of praise. Athaliah rent her clothes and cried, Treason! Treason!

Music » Micahtam » A musical term in the titles of

Psalm 57:1

Be merciful and gracious to me, O God, be merciful and gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge and be confident until calamities and destructive storms are passed.

Psalm 60:1

O God, You have rejected us and cast us off, broken down [our defenses], and scattered us; You have been angry -- "O restore us and turn Yourself to us again!

Psalm 16:1

Keep and protect me, O God, for in You I have found refuge, and in You do I put my trust and hide myself.

Psalm 56:1

Be merciful and gracious to me, O God, for man would trample me or devour me; all the day long the adversary oppresses me.

More verses: Psalm 58:1

Music » Instruments of » Organ

Job 21:12

They themselves lift up their voices and sing to the tambourine and the lyre and rejoice to the sound of the pipe.

Music » Instruments of » Organ, probably composed of pipes furnishing a number of notes

Job 21:12

They themselves lift up their voices and sing to the tambourine and the lyre and rejoice to the sound of the pipe.

Job 30:31

Therefore my lyre is turned to mourning, and my pipe into the voice of those who weep.

Music » Instruments of » Invented by david

Amos 6:5

Who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and invent for themselves instruments of music like David's,

1 Chronicles 23:5

And, said David, 4,000 shall be gatekeepers and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments which I made for praise.

2 Chronicles 7:6

The priests stood at their posts, and the Levites also, with instruments of music to the Lord, which King David had made to praise and give thanks to the Lord -- "for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever -- "whenever David praised through their ministry; the priests blew trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.

2 Chronicles 29:26

The Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.

Music » Names of » Cornet

Hosea 5:8

Blow the horn in Gibeah and the trumpet in Ramah [both lofty hills on Benjamin's northern border]. Sound the alarm at Beth-aven: [the enemy is] behind you and after you, O Benjamin [be on your guard]!

2 Samuel 6:5

And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord with all their might, with songs, lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.

Psalm 98:6

With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!

Music » Vanity of all unsanctified

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got for myself men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men -- " concubines very many.

Ecclesiastes 2:11

Then I looked on all that my hands had done and the labor I had spent in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it, and there was no profit under the sun.

Music » Designed to promote joy

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got for myself men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men -- " concubines very many.

Ecclesiastes 2:10

And whatever my eyes desired I kept not from them; I withheld not my heart from any pleasure, for my heart rejoiced in all my labor, and this was my portion and reward for all my toil.

Music » Instruments of » Trumpet

2 Chronicles 29:27

Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord began also with the trumpets and with the instruments ordained by King David of Israel.

2 Kings 11:14

When she looked, there stood the king [on the platform] by the pillar, as was customary [on such occasions], and the captains and the trumpeters beside the king, with all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets. And Athaliah rent her clothes and cried, Treason! Treason!

Music » Considered efficacious in mental disorders

1 Samuel 16:23

And when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, David took a lyre and played it; so Saul was refreshed and became well, and the evil spirit left him.

1 Samuel 16:14-17

But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented and troubled him. Saul's servants said to him, Behold, an evil spirit from God torments you. Let our lord now command your servants here before you to find a man who plays skillfully on the lyre; and when the evil spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will be well. read more.
Saul told his servants, Find me a man who plays well and bring him to me.

Music » Instruments of » cymbals

1 Chronicles 16:5

Asaph was the chief, next to him Zechariah, Jeiel (Jaaziel), Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, and Benaiah, Obed-edom and Jeiel, who were to play harps and lyres; Asaph was to sound the cymbals;

Psalm 150:5

Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!

Music » Illustrative » Of joy and gladness

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.

Ephesians 5:19

Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [ and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord,

Music » The movements of armies regulated by

Joshua 6:8

When Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before the Lord and blew the trumpets, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them.

1 Corinthians 14:8

And if the war bugle gives an uncertain (indistinct) call, who will prepare for battle?

Music » Instruments of » Viol, a lyre

Amos 6:5

Who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and invent for themselves instruments of music like David's,

Isaiah 5:12

They have lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts, but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord, neither do they consider the operation of His hands [in mercy and in judgment].

Isaiah 14:11

Your pomp and magnificence are brought down to Sheol (the underworld), along with the sound of your harps; the maggots [which prey upon dead bodies] are spread out under you and worms cover you [O Babylonian rulers].

Amos 5:23

Take away from Me the noise of your songs, for I will not listen to the melody of your harps.

Music » The jews used » To celebrate victories

1 Samuel 18:6-7

As they were coming home, when David returned from killing the Philistine, the women came out of all the Israelite towns, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul with timbrels, songs of joy, and instruments of music. And the women responded as they laughed and frolicked, saying, Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

Exodus 15:20

Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dancing.

Music » Effects produced on the prophets of old by

2 Kings 3:15

But now bring me a minstrel. And while the minstrel played, the hand and power of the Lord came upon [Elisha].

1 Samuel 10:5-6

After that you will come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is; and when you come to the city, you will meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying. Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you mightily, and you will show yourself to be a prophet with them; and you will be turned into another man.

Music » Teachers of

1 Chronicles 15:22

Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in singing, was put in charge of carrying the ark and lifting up song. He instructed about these matters because he was skilled and able.

2 Chronicles 23:13

And behold, there the king stood by his pillar at the entrance, the captains and the trumpeters beside him; and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and the singers with musical instruments led in singing of praise. Athaliah rent her clothes and cried, Treason! Treason!

1 Chronicles 25:7-8

So the number of them [who led the remainder of the 4,000], with their kinsmen who were specially trained in songs for the Lord, all who were talented singers, was 288. [The musicians] cast lots for their duties, small and great, teacher and scholar alike.

Music » Instruments of » Made by solomon

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got for myself men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men -- " concubines very many.

2 Chronicles 9:11

The king made of the algum trees terraces or walks to the house of the Lord and to the king's palace, and lyres and harps for the singers; none such had ever been seen before in the land of Judah.

1 Kings 10:12

Of the almug wood the king made pillars for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, and lyres also and harps for the singers. No such almug wood came again or has been seen to this day.

Music » Instruments of » Tabret

1 Samuel 10:5

After that you will come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is; and when you come to the city, you will meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying.

Isaiah 24:8

The mirth of the timbrels is stilled, the noise of those who rejoice ends, the joy of the lyre is stopped.

Music » Instruments of » Harp

Ezekiel 26:13

And I will cause the noise of your songs to cease, and the sound of your lyres shall be no more heard.

Psalm 137:2

On the willow trees in the midst of [Babylon] we hung our harps.

Music » Divided into » Vocal

2 Samuel 19:35

I am this day eighty years old. Could I now [be useful as a counselor to] discern between good and evil? Can your servant appreciate what I eat or drink? Can I any longer enjoy the voices of singing men and women? Why then should your servant be still a burden to my lord the king?

Music » Generally put aside in times of affliction

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and passed the night fasting, neither were instruments of music or dancing girls brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

Psalm 137:2-4

On the willow trees in the midst of [Babylon] we hung our harps. For there they who led us captive required of us a song with words, and our tormentors and they who wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?

Music » Shoshannim and shushan-eduth » In the titles to

Psalm 60:1

O God, You have rejected us and cast us off, broken down [our defenses], and scattered us; You have been angry -- "O restore us and turn Yourself to us again!

Psalm 45:1

My heart overflows with a goodly theme; I address my psalm to a King. My tongue is like the pen of a ready writer.

Music » Al-taschith » It appears in the titles of

Psalm 57:1

Be merciful and gracious to me, O God, be merciful and gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge and be confident until calamities and destructive storms are passed.

Psalm 58:1

Do you indeed in silence speak righteousness, O you mighty ones? [Or is the righteousness, rightness, and justice you should speak quite dumb?] Do you judge fairly and uprightly, O you sons of men?

Psalm 75:1

We give praise and thanks to You, O God, we praise and give thanks; Your wondrous works declare that Your Name is near and they who invoke Your Name rehearse Your wonders.

Music » Instruments of » Timbrel

Psalm 68:25

The singers go in front, the players on instruments last; between them the maidens are playing on tambourines.

Exodus 15:20

Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dancing.

Music » The jews used » In dances

Matthew 11:17

We piped to you [playing wedding], and you did not dance; we wailed dirges [playing funeral], and you did not mourn and beat your breasts and weep aloud.

Luke 15:25

But his older son was in the field; and as he returned and came near the house, he heard music and dancing.

Music » In heaven

Revelation 14:2-3

And I heard a voice from heaven like the sound of great waters and like the rumbling of mighty thunder; the voice I heard [seemed like the music] of harpists accompanying themselves on their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne [of God] and before the four living creatures and before the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin]. No one could learn [to sing] that song except the 144,000 who had been ransomed (purchased, redeemed) from the earth.

Revelation 5:8-9

And when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders [ of the heavenly Sanhedrin] prostrated themselves before the Lamb. Each was holding a harp (lute or guitar), and they had golden bowls full of incense (fragrant spices and gums for burning), which are the prayers of God's people (the saints). And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation.

Revelation 15:2-3

Then I saw what seemed to be a glassy sea blended with fire, and those who had come off victorious from the beast and from his statue and from the number corresponding to his name were standing beside the glassy sea, with harps of God in their hands. And they sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, Mighty and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God the Omnipotent! Righteous (just) and true are Your ways, O Sovereign of the ages (King of the nations)!

Music » Instruments of » Many, with strings

Music » Instruments of » Psaltery

Psalm 71:22

I will also praise You with the harp, even Your truth and faithfulness, O my God; unto You will I sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

Music » Instruments of » Viol

Isaiah 14:11

Your pomp and magnificence are brought down to Sheol (the underworld), along with the sound of your harps; the maggots [which prey upon dead bodies] are spread out under you and worms cover you [O Babylonian rulers].

Amos 5:23

Take away from Me the noise of your songs, for I will not listen to the melody of your harps.

Music » Instruments of » Cornet

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Hosea 5:8

Blow the horn in Gibeah and the trumpet in Ramah [both lofty hills on Benjamin's northern border]. Sound the alarm at Beth-aven: [the enemy is] behind you and after you, O Benjamin [be on your guard]!

Psalm 98:6

With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!

Daniel 3:10

You, O king, have made a decree that every man who hears the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music shall fall down and worship the golden image,

Daniel 3:7

Therefore, when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, all the peoples, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

Music » The jews used » In private entertainments

Amos 6:5

Who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and invent for themselves instruments of music like David's,

Isaiah 5:12

They have lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts, but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord, neither do they consider the operation of His hands [in mercy and in judgment].

Music » The jews used » At consecration of temple

2 Chronicles 5:11-13

And when the priests had come out of the Holy Place -- "for all the priests present had sanctified themselves, separating themselves from everything that defiles, without regard to their divisions; And all the Levites who were singers -- "all of those of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, with their sons and kinsmen, arrayed in fine linen, having cymbals, harps, and lyres -- "stood at the east end of the altar, and with them 120 priests blowing trumpets; And when the trumpeters and singers were joined in unison, making one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and other instruments for song and praised the Lord, saying, For He is good, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever, then the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud,

Music » ancient Choirs » A great chorus choir God gave to heman fourteen sons and three daughters

1 Chronicles 25:6-7

All of whom were [in the choir] under the direction of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the order of the king. So the number of them [who led the remainder of the 4,000], with their kinsmen who were specially trained in songs for the Lord, all who were talented singers, was 288.

Music » ancient Choirs » Assisted by an orchestra

1 Chronicles 15:16

David told the chief Levites to appoint their brethren the singers with instruments of music -- "harps, lyres, and cymbals -- "to play loudly and lift up their voices with joy.

Music » ancient Choirs » Vested choir led by precentor

1 Chronicles 15:27

David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as were the Levites who bore the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah, director of the music of the singers. David also wore an ephod [a priestly upper garment] of linen.

Music » Instruments of » Made of brass

1 Corinthians 13:1

If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God's love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

Music » The jews used » In commemorating great men

2 Chronicles 35:25

Jeremiah gave a lament for Josiah, and all the singing men and women have spoken of Josiah in their laments to this day. They made them an ordinance in Israel; behold, they are written in the Laments.

Music » The jews used » In religious feasts

2 Chronicles 30:21

And the Israelites who were in Jerusalem kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days with great joy. The Levites and priests praised the Lord day by day, singing with instruments of much volume to the Lord.

Music » Chief musician

Nehemiah 12:42

And Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang and made themselves heard, with Jezrahiah as leader.

Habakkuk 3:19

The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds' feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!

Music » ancient Choirs » Regularly employed

1 Chronicles 9:33

These are the singers, heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites, dwelling in the temple chambers, free from other service because they were on duty day and night.

Music » The jews used » At dedication of city walls

Nehemiah 12:27-28

And for the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, they sought the Levites in all their places to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with thanksgivings, and with singing, cymbals, harps, and lyres. And the sons of the singers gathered together from the plain and circuit around Jerusalem and from the villages of the Netophathites,

Music » Instruments of » Great diversity of

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got for myself men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men -- " concubines very many.

Music » Illustrative » Of heavenly felicity

Revelation 5:8-9

And when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders [ of the heavenly Sanhedrin] prostrated themselves before the Lamb. Each was holding a harp (lute or guitar), and they had golden bowls full of incense (fragrant spices and gums for burning), which are the prayers of God's people (the saints). And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation.

Music » Instruments of » Sackbut, a harp

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Daniel 3:10

You, O king, have made a decree that every man who hears the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music shall fall down and worship the golden image,

Daniel 3:15

Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music to fall down and worship the image which I have made, very good. But if you do not worship, you shall be cast at once into the midst of a burning fiery furnace, and who is that god who can deliver you out of my hands?

Daniel 3:7

Therefore, when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, all the peoples, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

Music » Instruments of » Flute

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Daniel 3:10

You, O king, have made a decree that every man who hears the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music shall fall down and worship the golden image,

Daniel 3:15

Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music to fall down and worship the image which I have made, very good. But if you do not worship, you shall be cast at once into the midst of a burning fiery furnace, and who is that god who can deliver you out of my hands?

Daniel 3:7

Therefore, when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, all the peoples, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

Music » Makalath, maschil, leannoth » These terms are found in the titles of

Psalm 88:1

O Lord, the God of my salvation, I have cried to You for help by day; at night I am in Your presence.

Music » Instruments of » Often expensively ornamented

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Music » Instruments of » Made of almug wood

1 Kings 10:12

Of the almug wood the king made pillars for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, and lyres also and harps for the singers. No such almug wood came again or has been seen to this day.

Music » Illustrative » (ceasing of,) of calamities

Isaiah 24:8-9

The mirth of the timbrels is stilled, the noise of those who rejoice ends, the joy of the lyre is stopped. No more will they drink wine with a song; strong drink will be bitter to those who drink it.

Music » Custom of sending away friends with

Genesis 31:27

Why did you flee secretly and cheat me and did not tell me, so that I might have sent you away with joy and gladness and with singing, with tambourine and lyre?

Music » Sheminith » In the titles of

Psalm 6:1

O Lord, rebuke me not in Your anger nor discipline and chasten me in Your hot displeasure.

Psalm 12:1

Help, Lord! For principled and godly people are here no more; faithfulness and the faithful vanish from among the sons of men.

Music » Instruments of » Gittith, a stringed instrument

Music » Instruments of » Dulcimer, a double pipe

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Daniel 3:10

You, O king, have made a decree that every man who hears the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music shall fall down and worship the golden image,

Daniel 3:15

Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music to fall down and worship the image which I have made, very good. But if you do not worship, you shall be cast at once into the midst of a burning fiery furnace, and who is that god who can deliver you out of my hands?

Music » Instruments of » Made of fir wood

2 Samuel 6:5

And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord with all their might, with songs, lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.

Music » Instruments of » Early invention of

Music » Instruments of » Made of silver

Numbers 10:2

Make two trumpets of silver; of hammered or turned work you shall make them, that you may use them to call the congregation and for breaking camp.

Music » The jews used » In funeral ceremonies

Matthew 9:23

And when Jesus came to the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making an uproar and din,

Music » Discoursed during the offering of sacrifices

2 Chronicles 29:27-28

Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord began also with the trumpets and with the instruments ordained by King David of Israel. And all the congregation worshiped, the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.

Music » Early invention of

Music » The jews used » At laying foundation of temple

Ezra 3:9-10

Then Jeshua with his sons and his kinsmen, Kadmiel and his sons, sons of Judah, together took the oversight of the workmen in the house of God -- "the sons of Henadad, with their sons and Levite kinsmen. And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their vestments with trumpets, and the Levite sons of Asaph with their cymbals, to praise the Lord, after the order of David king of Israel.

Music » Divided into » Instrumental

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and passed the night fasting, neither were instruments of music or dancing girls brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

Music » Physical effect of, on man

1 Samuel 6:15-16

The Levites took down the ark of the Lord and the box beside it in which were the figures of gold and put them upon the great stone. And the men of Beth-shemesh offered burnt offerings and made sacrifices that day to the Lord. When the five lords of the Philistines saw it, they returned that day to Ekron.

Music » Instruments of » Made of horns » Of animals

Joshua 6:8

When Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before the Lord and blew the trumpets, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them.

Music » Instruments of » Dulcimer

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Instruments of » Sackbut

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Names of » Dulcimer

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Names of » Sackbut

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Names of » Flute

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Used in idol worship

Daniel 3:5

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Instruments of » Made by tyrians

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.

Music » Alamoth » A musical term which appears in

1 Chronicles 15:20

Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play harps [resembling guitars] set to Alamoth [probably the treble voice];

Music » Chambers for musicians in the temple, in ezekiel's vision

Ezekiel 40:44

Then the man [an angel] led me [from without] into the inner court, and behold, there were two chambers in the inner court: one beside the north gate but facing the south, and one beside the south gate but looking toward the north.

Music » Instruments of » The jews celebrated for inventing

Amos 6:5

Who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and invent for themselves instruments of music like David's,

Music » Precentor

Nehemiah 12:42

And Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang and made themselves heard, with Jezrahiah as leader.

Music » Higgaion

Psalm 9:16

The Lord has made Himself known; He executes judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion [meditation]. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 92:3

With an instrument of ten strings and with the lute, with a solemn sound upon the lyre.

Music » Instruments of » Invented by jubal

Music » Shiggaion » And its plural, shigionoth, in the title of

Habakkuk 3:1

A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, set to wild, enthusiastic, and triumphal music.

Music » Alamoth » And in the title of

Music » Muth-labben » In the title of

Psalm 9:1

I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your marvelous works and wonderful deeds!

Music » Nehiloth » Appears in the title of

Psalm 5:1

Listen to my words, O Lord, give heed to my sighing and groaning.

Music » Shiggaion » In the title of

Psalm 7:1

O Lord my God, in You I take refuge and put my trust; save me from all those who pursue and persecute me, and deliver me,

Sciences » Music

1 Chronicles 25:6

All of whom were [in the choir] under the direction of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the order of the king.

1 Chronicles 16:4-7

He appointed Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord and to celebrate [by calling to mind], thanking and praising the Lord, the God of Israel: Asaph was the chief, next to him Zechariah, Jeiel (Jaaziel), Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, and Benaiah, Obed-edom and Jeiel, who were to play harps and lyres; Asaph was to sound the cymbals; Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God. read more.
Then on that day David first entrusted to Asaph and his brethren the singing of thanks to the Lord [as their chief task]:

Topics on Music

I Will Praise You With Music

19;104;33

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have any being.

Music To Celebrate

20;29;6

In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous man sings and rejoices.

No Music

25;5;14

The elders have ceased from [congregating at] the city's gate, the young men from their music.

Praise The Lord With Music!

24;20;13

Sing to the Lord! Praise the Lord! For He has delivered the life of the poor and needy from the hands of evildoers.

Sad Music

18;30;31

Therefore my lyre is turned to mourning, and my pipe into the voice of those who weep.