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Judges 5:3

Listen, kings! Pay attention, princes!
I will sing to the Lord;
I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.

Nehemiah 12:27

At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, they sent for the Levites wherever they lived and brought them to Jerusalem to celebrate the joyous dedication with thanksgiving and singing accompanied by cymbals, harps, and lyres.

Psalm 27:6

Then my head will be high
above my enemies around me;
I will offer sacrifices in His tent with shouts of joy.
I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Psalm 57:7

My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident.
I will sing; I will sing praises.

Psalm 81:1-2

For the choir director: on the Gittith. Of Asaph.Sing for joy to God our strength;
shout in triumph to the God of Jacob. Lift up a song—play the tambourine,
the melodious lyre, and the harp.

Psalm 87:7

Singers and dancers alike will say,
“My whole source of joy is in you.”

Psalm 92:3

with a ten-stringed harp
and the music of a lyre.

Psalm 108:1

A song. A Davidic psalm.My heart is confident, God;
I will sing; I will sing praises
with the whole of my being.

Psalm 150:1-6

Hallelujah!
Praise God in His sanctuary.
Praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His powerful acts;
praise Him for His abundant greatness. Praise Him with trumpet blast;
praise Him with harp and lyre.read more.
Praise Him with tambourine and dance;
praise Him with flute and strings. Praise Him with resounding cymbals;
praise Him with clashing cymbals. Let everything that breathes praise the Lord.
Hallelujah!

Ephesians 5:19-20

speaking to one another
in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs,
singing and making music
from your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for everything
to God the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Chronicles 25:6-7

All these men were under their own fathers’ authority for the music in the Lord’s temple, with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of God’s temple. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the king’s authority. They numbered 288 together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the Lord.

1 Chronicles 6:31-32

These are the men David put in charge of the music in the Lord’s temple after the ark came to rest there. They ministered with song in front of the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, until Solomon built the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem, and they performed their task according to the regulations given to them.

1 Chronicles 25:1

David and the officers of the army also set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals. This is the list of the men who performed their service:

2 Chronicles 5:12-14

the Levitical singers dressed in fine linen and carrying cymbals, harps, and lyres were standing east of the altar, and with them were 120 priests blowing trumpets. The Levitical singers were descendants of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun and their sons and relatives. The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the Lord with one voice. They raised their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the Lord:For He is good;
His faithful love endures forever.The temple, the Lord’s temple, was filled with a cloud. And because of the cloud, the priests were not able to continue ministering, for the glory of the Lord filled God’s temple.

2 Chronicles 35:15

The singers, the descendants of Asaph, were at their stations according to the command of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s seer. Also, the gatekeepers were at each gate. None of them left their tasks because their Levite brothers had made preparations for them.

Ezra 2:65

not including their 7,337 male and female slaves,and their 200 male and female singers.

Psalm 11:1

For the choir director. Davidic.I have taken refuge in the Lord.
How can you say to me,
“Escape to the mountain like a bird!

Psalm 13:1

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Lord, how long will You forget me?
Forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?

Psalm 31:1

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Lord, I seek refuge in You;
let me never be disgraced.
Save me by Your righteousness.

Psalm 42:1

For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah.As a deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for You, God.

Psalm 49:1

For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.Hear this, all you peoples;
listen, all who inhabit the world,

Psalm 77:1

For the choir director: according to Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm.I cry aloud to God,
aloud to God, and He will hear me.

Psalm 139:1

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Lord, You have searched me and known me.

Habakkuk 3:19

Yahweh my Lord is my strength;
He makes my feet like those of a deer
and enables me to walk on mountain heights!For the choir director: on stringed instruments.

Psalm 9:1

For the choir director: according to Muth-labben. A Davidic psalm.I will thank Yahweh with all my heart;
I will declare all Your wonderful works.

Psalm 22:1

For the choir director: according to “The Deer of the Dawn.” A Davidic psalm.My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Why are You so far from my deliverance
and from my words of groaning?

Psalm 45:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A love song.My heart is moved by a noble theme
as I recite my verses to the king;
my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.

Psalm 56:1

For the choir director: according to “A Silent Dove Far Away.” A Davidic Miktam. When the Philistines seized him in Gath.Be gracious to me, God, for man tramples me;
he fights and oppresses me all day long.

Psalm 57:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam. When he fled before Saul into the cave.Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
for I take refuge in You.
I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings
until danger passes.

Psalm 58:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam.Do you really speak righteously, you mighty ones?
Do you judge people fairly?

Psalm 59:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam. When Saul sent agents to watch the house and kill him.Deliver me from my enemies, my God;
protect me from those who rise up against me.

Psalm 60:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lily of Testimony.” A Davidic Miktam for teaching. When he fought with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and struck Edom in the Valley of Salt, killing 12,000.God, You have rejected us;
You have broken out against us;
You have been angry. Restore us!

Psalm 69:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” Davidic.Save me, God,
for the water has risen to my neck.

Psalm 75:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A psalm of Asaph. A song.We give thanks to You, God;
we give thanks to You, for Your name is near.
People tell about Your wonderful works.

Psalm 80:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A testimony of Asaph. A psalm.Listen, Shepherd of Israel,
who leads Joseph like a flock;
You who sit enthroned on the cherubim,
rise up

Psalm 4:1

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic psalm.Answer me when I call,
God, who vindicates me.
You freed me from affliction;
be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

Psalm 5:1

For the choir director: with the flutes. A Davidic psalm.Listen to my words, Lord;
consider my sighing.

Psalm 6:1

A Prayer for MercyFor the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm. Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger;
do not discipline me in Your wrath.

Psalm 54:1

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic Maskil. When the Ziphites went and said to Saul, “Is David not hiding among us?”God, save me by Your name,
and vindicate me by Your might!

Psalm 55:1

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic Maskil.God, listen to my prayer
and do not ignore my plea for help.

Psalm 61:1

For the choir director: on stringed instruments. Davidic.God, hear my cry;
pay attention to my prayer.

Psalm 67:1

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.May God be gracious to us and bless us;
look on us with favorSelah

Psalm 76:1

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.God is known in Judah;
His name is great in Israel.

2 Chronicles 20:27-28

Then all the men of Judah and Jerusalem turned back with Jehoshaphat their leader, returning joyfully to Jerusalem, for the Lord enabled them to rejoice over their enemies. So they came into Jerusalem to the Lord’s temple with harps, lyres, and trumpets.

Exodus 15:1-21

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord. They said:I will sing to the Lord,
for He is highly exalted;
He has thrown the horse
and its rider into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song;
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 warrior;
Yahweh is His name.read more.
He threw Pharaoh’s chariots
and his army into the sea;
the elite of his officers
were drowned in the Red Sea. The floods covered them;
they sank to the depths like a stone. Lord, Your right hand is glorious in power.
Lord, Your right hand shattered the enemy. You overthrew Your adversaries
by Your great majesty.
You unleashed Your burning wrath;
it consumed them like stubble. The waters heaped up at the blast of Your nostrils;
the currents stood firm like a dam.
The watery depths congealed in the heart of the sea. The enemy said:
“I will pursue, I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil.
My desire will be gratified at their expense.
I will draw my sword;
my hand will destroy them.” But You blew with Your breath,
and the sea covered them.
They sank like lead
in the mighty waters. Lord, who is like You among the gods?
Who is like You, glorious in holiness,
revered with praises, performing wonders? You stretched out Your right hand,
and the earth swallowed them. You will lead the people
You have redeemed
with Your faithful love;
You will guide them to Your holy dwelling
with Your strength. When the peoples hear, they will shudder;
anguish will seize the inhabitants of Philistia. Then the chiefs of Edom will be terrified;
trembling will seize the leaders of Moab;
the inhabitants of Canaan will panic; and terror and dread will fall on them.
They will be as still as a stone
because of Your powerful arm
until Your people pass by, Lord,
until the people whom You purchased pass by. You will bring them in and plant them
on the mountain of Your possession;
Lord, You have prepared the place
for Your dwelling;
Lord, Your hands have established the sanctuary. The Lord will reign forever and ever! When Pharaoh’s horses with his chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought the waters of the sea back over them. But the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground. Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with their tambourines and danced. Miriam sang to them:Sing to the Lord,
for He is highly exalted;
He has thrown the horse
and its rider into the sea.

Judges 5:1-31

On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang: When the leaders lead in Israel,
when the people volunteer,
praise the Lord. Listen, kings! Pay attention, princes!
I will sing to the Lord;
I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.read more.
Lord, when You came from Seir,
when You marched from the fields of Edom,
the earth trembled,
the heavens poured rain,
and the clouds poured water. The mountains melted before the Lord,
even Sinai before the Lord, the God of Israel. In the days of Shamgar son of Anath,
in the days of Jael,
the main ways were deserted
because travelers kept to the side roads. Villages were deserted,
they were deserted in Israel,
until I, Deborah, arose,
a mother in Israel. Israel chose new gods,
then war was in the gates.
Not a shield or spear was seen
among 40,000 in Israel. My heart is with the leaders of Israel,
with the volunteers of the people.
Praise the Lord! You who ride on white donkeys,
who sit on saddle blankets,
and who travel on the road, give praise! Let them tell the righteous acts of the Lord,
the righteous deeds of His warriors in Israel,
with the voices of the singers at the watering places.Then the Lord’s people went down to the gates. “Awake! Awake, Deborah!
Awake! Awake, sing a song!
Arise, Barak,
and take hold of your captives,
son of Abinoam!” The survivors came down to the nobles;
the Lord’s people came down to me with the warriors. Those with their roots in Amalek came from Ephraim;
Benjamin came with your people after you.
The leaders came down from Machir,
and those who carry a marshal’s staff came from Zebulun. The princes of Issachar were with Deborah;
Issachar was with Barak.
They set out at his heels in the valley.
There was great searching of heart
among the clans of Reuben. Why did you sit among the sheepfolds
listening to the playing of pipes for the flocks?
There was great searching of heart
among the clans of Reuben. Gilead remained beyond the Jordan.
Dan, why did you linger at the ships?
Asher remained at the seashore
and stayed in his harbors. Zebulun was a people risking their lives,
Naphtali also, on the heights of the battlefield. Kings came and fought.
Then the kings of Canaan fought
at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo,
but they took no spoil of silver. The stars fought from the heavens;
the stars fought with Sisera from their courses. The river Kishon swept them away,
the ancient river, the river Kishon.
March on, my soul, in strength! The horses’ hooves then hammered—
the galloping, galloping of his stallions. “Curse Meroz,” says the Angel of the Lord,
“Bitterly curse her inhabitants,
for they did not come to help the Lord,
to help the Lord against the mighty warriors.” Jael is most blessed of women,
the wife of Heber the Kenite;
she is most blessed among tent-dwelling women. He asked for water; she gave him milk.
She brought him curdled milk in a majestic bowl. She reached for a tent peg,
her right hand, for a workman’s mallet.
Then she hammered Sisera—
she crushed his head;
she shattered and pierced his temple. He collapsed, he fell, he lay down at her feet;
he collapsed, he fell at her feet;
where he collapsed, there he fell—dead. Sisera’s mother looked through the window;
she peered through the lattice, crying out:
“Why is his chariot so long in coming?
Why don’t I hear the hoofbeats of his horses?” Her wisest princesses answer her;
she even answers herself: “Are they not finding and dividing the spoil—
a girl or two for each warrior,
the spoil of colored garments for Sisera,
the spoil of an embroidered garment or two for my neck?” Lord, may all your enemies perish as Sisera did.
But may those who love Him
be like the rising of the sun in its strength.And the land was peaceful 40 years.

1 Samuel 18:6-7

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. As they celebrated, the women sang:Saul has killed his thousands,
but David his tens of thousands.

Isaiah 30:32

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.

Genesis 31:27

Why did you secretly flee from me, deceive me, and not tell me? I would have sent you away with joy and singing, with tambourines and lyres,

Job 21:12

singing to the tambourine and lyre
and rejoicing at the sound of the flute.

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Idolatry » Other customs of » Music

Daniel 3:5-7

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. But whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire." Therefore, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, and every kind of music, people of every nation and language fell down and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

Music » Trumpets » Full orchestra

1 Chronicles 23:5

4,000 are to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments that I have made for worship.”

Ezra 3:10

When the builders had laid the foundation of the Lord’s temple, the priests, dressed in their robes and holding trumpets, and the Levites descended from Asaph, holding cymbals, took their positions to praise the Lord, as King David of Israel had instructed.

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

2 Samuel 6:5

David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord with all kinds of fir wood instruments, lyres, harps, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.

2 Chronicles 5:12

the Levitical singers dressed in fine linen and carrying cymbals, harps, and lyres were standing east of the altar, and with them were 120 priests blowing trumpets. The Levitical singers were descendants of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun and their sons and relatives.

Music » Names of » Psalteries

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

2 Samuel 6:5

David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord with all kinds of fir wood instruments, lyres, harps, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.

2 Chronicles 5:12

the Levitical singers dressed in fine linen and carrying cymbals, harps, and lyres were standing east of the altar, and with them were 120 priests blowing trumpets. The Levitical singers were descendants of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun and their sons and relatives.

1 Samuel 10:5

“After that you will come to the Hill of God where there are Philistine garrisons. When you arrive at the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place prophesying. They will be preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres.

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.

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

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I also amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I gathered male and female singers for myself, and many concubines, the delights of men.

2 Chronicles 35:15

The singers, the descendants of Asaph, were at their stations according to the command of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s seer. Also, the gatekeepers were at each gate. None of them left their tasks because their Levite brothers had made preparations for them.

2 Chronicles 20:21

Then he consulted with the people and appointed some to sing for the Lord and some to praise the splendor of His holiness. When they went out in front of the armed forces, they kept singing:Give thanks to the Lord,
for His faithful love endures forever.

2 Chronicles 23:13

As she looked, there was the king standing by his pillar at the entrance. The commanders and the trumpeters were by the king, and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets while the singers with musical instruments were leading the praise. Athaliah tore her clothes and screamed, “Treason, treason!”

Ezra 2:65

not including their 7,337 male and female slaves,and their 200 male and female singers.

More verses: Nehemiah 12:42

Music » Youthful » Singing » A religious duty

Isaiah 30:29

Your singing will be like that
on the night of a holy festival,
and your heart will rejoice
like one who walks to the music of a flute,
going up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the Rock of Israel.

Psalm 81:1

For the choir director: on the Gittith. Of Asaph.Sing for joy to God our strength;
shout in triumph to the God of Jacob.

Music » Names of » cymbals

1 Chronicles 15:16

Then David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their relatives as singers and to have them raise their voices with joy accompanied by musical instruments—harps, lyres, and cymbals.

Ezra 3:10

When the builders had laid the foundation of the Lord’s temple, the priests, dressed in their robes and holding trumpets, and the Levites descended from Asaph, holding cymbals, took their positions to praise the Lord, as King David of Israel had instructed.

2 Samuel 6:5

David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord with all kinds of fir wood instruments, lyres, harps, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.

2 Chronicles 29:25

Hezekiah stationed the Levites in the Lord’s temple with cymbals, harps, and lyres according to the command of David, Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the prophet. For the command was from the Lord through His prophets.

More verses: Psalm 150:5

Music » Names of » Timbrels, or tambourines

2 Samuel 6:5

David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord with all kinds of fir wood instruments, lyres, harps, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.

Psalm 68:25

Singers lead the way,
with musicians following;
among them are young women
playing tambourines.

Exodus 15:20

Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with their tambourines and danced.

Judges 11:34

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.

Job 21:12

singing to the tambourine and lyre
and rejoicing at the sound of the flute.

More verses: Psalm 81:2 Psalm 150:4

Music » Youthful » Singing » Examples of

2 Chronicles 20:22

The moment they began their shouts and praises, the Lord set an ambush against the Ammonites, Moabites, and the inhabitants of Mount Seir who came to fight against Judah, and they were defeated.

Mark 14:26

After singing psalms, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Numbers 21:17

Then Israel sang this song:Spring up, well—sing to it!

More verses: Ezra 3:11

Music » Names of » Tabrets

Isaiah 5:12

At their feasts they have lyre, harp,
tambourine, flute, and wine.
They do not perceive the Lord’s actions,
and they do not see the work of His hands.

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.

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

1 Samuel 10:5

“After that you will come to the Hill of God where there are Philistine garrisons. When you arrive at the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place prophesying. They will be preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres.

Genesis 31:27

Why did you secretly flee from me, deceive me, and not tell me? I would have sent you away with joy and singing, with tambourines and lyres,

More verses: Isaiah 24:8

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

Psalm 42:1

For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah.As a deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for You, God.

Psalm 52:1

For the choir director. A Davidic Maskil. When Doeg the Edomite went and reported to Saul, telling him, “David went to Ahimelech’s house.”Why brag about evil, you hero!
God’s faithful love is constant.

Psalm 53:1

For the choir director: on Mahalath. A Davidic Maskil.The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.”
They are corrupt, and they do vile deeds.
There is no one who does good.

Psalm 89:1

A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.I will sing about the Lord’s faithful love forever;
I will proclaim Your faithfulness to all generations
with my mouth.

Psalm 74:1

A Maskil of Asaph.Why have You rejected us forever, God?
Why does Your anger burn
against the sheep of Your pasture?

Music » Appointed to be used in the temple

1 Chronicles 23:5

4,000 are to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments that I have made for worship.”

2 Chronicles 29:25

Hezekiah stationed the Levites in the Lord’s temple with cymbals, harps, and lyres according to the command of David, Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the prophet. For the command was from the Lord through His prophets.

1 Chronicles 25:1

David and the officers of the army also set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals. This is the list of the men who performed their service:

1 Chronicles 16:4-6

David appointed some of the Levites to be ministers before the ark of the Lord, to celebrate the Lord God of Israel, and to give thanks and praise to Him. Asaph was the chief and Zechariah was second to him. Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel played the harps and lyres, while Asaph [sounded] the cymbals and the priests Benaiah and Jahaziel [blew] the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.

Music » The jews used » In sacred processions

2 Samuel 6:4-5

and brought it with the ark of God from Abinadab's house on the hill. Ahio walked in front of the ark. David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord with all [kinds of] fir wood [instruments], lyres, harps, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.

2 Samuel 6:15

He and the whole house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of the ram’s horn.

1 Chronicles 13:6-8

David and all Israel went to Baalah (that is, Kiriath-jearim), which belongs to Judah, to take from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord who dwells [between] the cherubim. At Abinadab's house, they set the ark of God on a new cart. Uzzah and Ahio were guiding the cart. David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before God with songs and with lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals, and trumpets.

1 Chronicles 15:27-28

Now David was dressed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, as well as the singers and Chenaniah, the music leader of the singers. David also wore a linen ephod. So all Israel was bringing the ark of the covenant of the Lord up with shouts, the sound of the ram's horn, trumpets, and cymbals, and the playing of harps and lyres.

Music » Musicians » Players on instruments

Ezekiel 33:32

Yes, to them you are like a singer of love songs who has a beautiful voice and plays skillfully on an instrument. They hear your words, but they don’t obey them.

Psalm 68:25

Singers lead the way,
with musicians following;
among them are young women
playing tambourines.

1 Samuel 18:10

The next day an evil spirit sent from God took control of Saul, and he began to rave inside the palace. David was playing the lyre as usual, but Saul was holding a spear,

1 Samuel 16:16

Let our lord command your servants here in your presence to look for someone who knows how to play the lyre. Whenever the evil spirit from God troubles you, that person can play the lyre, and you will feel better.”

2 Kings 3:15

Now, bring me a musician.”While the musician played, the Lord’s hand came on Elisha.

Music » Songs » Hymns » In the night

Psalm 149:5

Let the godly celebrate in triumphal glory;
let them shout for joy on their beds.

Isaiah 30:29

Your singing will be like that
on the night of a holy festival,
and your heart will rejoice
like one who walks to the music of a flute,
going up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the Rock of Israel.

Psalm 77:6

At night I remember my music;
I meditate in my heart, and my spirit ponders.

More verses: Psalm 42:8

Music » Names of » Pipes

Isaiah 5:12

At their feasts they have lyre, harp,
tambourine, flute, and wine.
They do not perceive the Lord’s actions,
and they do not see the work of His hands.

1 Samuel 10:5

“After that you will come to the Hill of God where there are Philistine garrisons. When you arrive at the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place prophesying. They will be preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres.

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.

Isaiah 30:29

Your singing will be like that
on the night of a holy festival,
and your heart will rejoice
like one who walks to the music of a flute,
going up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the Rock of Israel.

Jeremiah 48:36

Therefore, My heart moans like flutes for Moab, and My heart moans like flutes for the people of Kir-heres. And therefore, the wealth he has gained has perished.

Music » Musicians » General references to

2 Chronicles 34:12

The men were doing the work with integrity. Their overseers were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites from the Merarites, and Zechariah and Meshullam from the Kohathites as supervisors. The Levites were all skilled with musical instruments.

1 Samuel 16:16

Let our lord command your servants here in your presence to look for someone who knows how to play the lyre. Whenever the evil spirit from God troubles you, that person can play the lyre, and you will feel better.”

1 Chronicles 25:7

They numbered 288 together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the Lord.

Music » Songs » Hymns » Of victory

Revelation 14:3

They sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, but no one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.

Revelation 15:3

They sang the song of God’s servant Moses and the song of the Lamb:Great and awe-inspiring are Your works,
Lord God, the Almighty;
righteous and true are Your ways,
King of the Nations.

Judges 5:1

On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang:

Exodus 15:1

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord. They said:I will sing to the Lord,
for He is highly exalted;
He has thrown the horse
and its rider into the sea.

Music » Names of » Organs

Job 21:12

singing to the tambourine and lyre
and rejoicing at the sound of the flute.

Job 30:31

My lyre is used for mourning
and my flute for the sound of weeping.

Music » Trumpets » Viols

Amos 6:5

They improvise songs to the sound of the harp
and invent their own musical instruments like David.

Isaiah 5:12

At their feasts they have lyre, harp,
tambourine, flute, and wine.
They do not perceive the Lord’s actions,
and they do not see the work of His hands.

Isaiah 14:11

Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol,
along with the music of your harps.
Maggots are spread out under you,
and worms cover you.”

Amos 5:23

Take away from Me the noise of your songs!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.

Music » Songs » Idle

Amos 6:5

They improvise songs to the sound of the harp
and invent their own musical instruments like David.

Amos 8:10

I will turn your feasts into mourning
and all your songs into lamentation;
I will cause everyone to wear sackcloth
and every head to be shaved.
I will make that grief
like mourning for an only son
and its outcome like a bitter day.

Amos 5:23

Take away from Me the noise of your songs!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.

Music » Instruments of » Pipe

Isaiah 5:12

At their feasts they have lyre, harp,
tambourine, flute, and wine.
They do not perceive the Lord’s actions,
and they do not see the work of His hands.

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.

Jeremiah 48:36

Therefore, My heart moans like flutes for Moab, and My heart moans like flutes for the people of Kir-heres. And therefore, the wealth he has gained has perished.

Music » Neginah and neginoth » Appear in the titles of

Habakkuk 3:19

Yahweh my Lord is my strength;
He makes my feet like those of a deer
and enables me to walk on mountain heights!For the choir director: on stringed instruments.

Psalm 67:1

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.May God be gracious to us and bless us;
look on us with favorSelah

Psalm 54:1

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic Maskil. When the Ziphites went and said to Saul, “Is David not hiding among us?”God, save me by Your name,
and vindicate me by Your might!

Psalm 55:1

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic Maskil.God, listen to my prayer
and do not ignore my plea for help.

Psalm 4:1

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic psalm.Answer me when I call,
God, who vindicates me.
You freed me from affliction;
be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

More verses: Psalm 61:1

Music » The jews used » At coronation of kings

2 Chronicles 23:11

They brought out the king’s son, put the crown on him, gave him the testimony, and made him king. Jehoiada and his sons anointed him and cried, “Long live the king!”

2 Chronicles 23:13

As she looked, there was the king standing by his pillar at the entrance. The commanders and the trumpeters were by the king, and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets while the singers with musical instruments were leading the praise. Athaliah tore her clothes and screamed, “Treason, treason!”

Music » Micahtam » A musical term in the titles of

Psalm 59:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam. When Saul sent agents to watch the house and kill him.Deliver me from my enemies, my God;
protect me from those who rise up against me.

Psalm 57:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam. When he fled before Saul into the cave.Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
for I take refuge in You.
I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings
until danger passes.

Psalm 60:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lily of Testimony.” A Davidic Miktam for teaching. When he fought with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and struck Edom in the Valley of Salt, killing 12,000.God, You have rejected us;
You have broken out against us;
You have been angry. Restore us!

Psalm 56:1

For the choir director: according to “A Silent Dove Far Away.” A Davidic Miktam. When the Philistines seized him in Gath.Be gracious to me, God, for man tramples me;
he fights and oppresses me all day long.

More verses: Psalm 58:1

Music » Instruments of » Organ

Job 21:12

singing to the tambourine and lyre
and rejoicing at the sound of the flute.

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

Job 21:12

singing to the tambourine and lyre
and rejoicing at the sound of the flute.

Job 30:31

My lyre is used for mourning
and my flute for the sound of weeping.

Music » Instruments of » Invented by david

Amos 6:5

They improvise songs to the sound of the harp
and invent their own musical instruments like David.

1 Chronicles 23:5

4,000 are to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments that I have made for worship.”

2 Chronicles 7:6

The priests and the Levites were standing at their stations. The Levites had the musical instruments of the Lord, which King David had made to praise the Lord—“for His faithful love endures forever”—when he offered praise with them. Across from the Levites, the priests were blowing trumpets, and all the people were standing.

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,
the trumpet in Ramah;
raise the war cry in Beth-aven:
After you, Benjamin!

2 Samuel 6:5

David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord with all kinds of fir wood instruments, lyres, harps, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.

Psalm 98:6

With trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn
shout triumphantly
in the presence of the Lord, our King.

Music » Vanity of all unsanctified

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I also amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I gathered male and female singers for myself, and many concubines, the delights of men.

Ecclesiastes 2:11

When I considered all that I had accomplished and what I had labored to achieve, I found everything to be futile and a pursuit of the wind. There was nothing to be gained under the sun.

Music » Designed to promote joy

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I also amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I gathered male and female singers for myself, and many concubines, the delights of men.

Ecclesiastes 2:10

All that my eyes desired, I did not deny them. I did not refuse myself any pleasure, for I took pleasure in all my struggles. This was my reward for all my struggles.

Music » Instruments of » Trumpet

2 Chronicles 29:27

Then Hezekiah ordered that the burnt offering be offered on the altar. When the burnt offerings began, the song of the Lord and the trumpets began, accompanied by the instruments of David king of Israel.

2 Kings 11:14

As she looked, there was the king standing by the pillar according to the custom. The commanders and the trumpeters were by the king, and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets. Athaliah tore her clothes and screamed “Treason! Treason!”

Music » Considered efficacious in mental disorders

1 Samuel 16:23

Whenever the spirit from God troubled Saul, David would pick up his lyre and play, and Saul would then be relieved, feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.

1 Samuel 16:14-17

Now the Spirit of the Lord had left Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord began to torment him, so Saul's servants said to him, "You see that an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. Let our lord command your servants here in your presence to look for someone who knows how to play the harp. Whenever the evil spirit from God [troubles] you, that person can play the harp, and you will feel better." read more.
Then Saul commanded his servants, "Find me someone who plays well and bring him to me."

Music » Instruments of » cymbals

1 Chronicles 16:5

Asaph was the chief and Zechariah was second to him. Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel played the harps and lyres, while Asaph sounded the cymbals

Psalm 150:5

Praise Him with resounding cymbals;
praise Him with clashing cymbals.

Music » Illustrative » Of joy and gladness

Music » The movements of armies regulated by

Joshua 6:8

After Joshua had spoken to the people, seven priests carrying seven trumpets before the Lord moved forward and blew the trumpets; the ark of the Lord’s covenant followed them.

Music » Instruments of » Viol, a lyre

Amos 6:5

They improvise songs to the sound of the harp
and invent their own musical instruments like David.

Isaiah 5:12

At their feasts they have lyre, harp,
tambourine, flute, and wine.
They do not perceive the Lord’s actions,
and they do not see the work of His hands.

Isaiah 14:11

Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol,
along with the music of your harps.
Maggots are spread out under you,
and worms cover you.”

Amos 5:23

Take away from Me the noise of your songs!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.

Music » The jews used » To celebrate victories

1 Samuel 18:6-7

As 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. As they celebrated, the women sang: Saul has killed his thousands, but David his tens of thousands.

Exodus 15:20

Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with their tambourines and danced.

Music » Effects produced on the prophets of old by

2 Kings 3:15

Now, bring me a musician.”While the musician played, the Lord’s hand came on Elisha.

1 Samuel 10:5-6

"After that you will come to the Hill of God where there are Philistine garrisons. When you arrive at the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place prophesying. They will be preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres. The Spirit of the Lord will control you, you will prophesy with them, and you will be transformed into a different person.

Music » Teachers of

1 Chronicles 15:22

Chenaniah, the leader of the Levites in music, was to direct the music because he was skillful.

2 Chronicles 23:13

As she looked, there was the king standing by his pillar at the entrance. The commanders and the trumpeters were by the king, and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets while the singers with musical instruments were leading the praise. Athaliah tore her clothes and screamed, “Treason, treason!”

1 Chronicles 25:7-8

Together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the Lord, they numbered 288. They cast lots impartially for their duties, the young and old alike, the teacher along with the pupil.

Music » Instruments of » Made by solomon

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I also amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I gathered male and female singers for myself, and many concubines, the delights of men.

2 Chronicles 9:11

The king made the algum wood into walkways for the Lord’s temple and for the king’s palace and into lyres and harps for the singers. Never before had anything like them been seen in the land of Judah.

1 Kings 10:12

The king made the almug wood into steps for the Lord’s temple and the king’s palace and into lyres and harps for the singers. Never before had such almug wood come, and the like has not been seen again even to this very day.

Music » Instruments of » Tabret

1 Samuel 10:5

“After that you will come to the Hill of God where there are Philistine garrisons. When you arrive at the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place prophesying. They will be preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres.

Isaiah 24:8

The joyful tambourines have ceased.
The noise of the jubilant has stopped.
The joyful lyre has ceased.

Music » Instruments of » Harp

Ezekiel 26:13

I will put an end to the noise of your songs, and the sound of your lyres will no longer be heard.

Music » Divided into » Vocal

2 Samuel 19:35

I’m now 80 years old. Can I discern what is pleasant and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats or drinks? Can I still hear the voice of male and female singers? Why should your servant be an added 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 spent the night fasting. No diversions were brought to him, and he could not sleep.

Psalm 137:2-4

There we hung up our lyres on the poplar trees, for our captors there asked us for songs, and our tormentors, for rejoicing: "Sing us one of the songs of Zion." How can we sing the Lord's song on foreign soil?

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

Psalm 69:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” Davidic.Save me, God,
for the water has risen to my neck.

Psalm 80:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A testimony of Asaph. A psalm.Listen, Shepherd of Israel,
who leads Joseph like a flock;
You who sit enthroned on the cherubim,
rise up

Psalm 60:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lily of Testimony.” A Davidic Miktam for teaching. When he fought with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and struck Edom in the Valley of Salt, killing 12,000.God, You have rejected us;
You have broken out against us;
You have been angry. Restore us!

Psalm 45:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A love song.My heart is moved by a noble theme
as I recite my verses to the king;
my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.

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

Psalm 59:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam. When Saul sent agents to watch the house and kill him.Deliver me from my enemies, my God;
protect me from those who rise up against me.

Psalm 57:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam. When he fled before Saul into the cave.Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
for I take refuge in You.
I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings
until danger passes.

Psalm 58:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam.Do you really speak righteously, you mighty ones?
Do you judge people fairly?

Psalm 75:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A psalm of Asaph. A song.We give thanks to You, God;
we give thanks to You, for Your name is near.
People tell about Your wonderful works.

Music » Instruments of » Timbrel

Psalm 68:25

Singers lead the way,
with musicians following;
among them are young women
playing tambourines.

Exodus 15:20

Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with their tambourines and danced.

Music » The jews used » In dances

Matthew 11:17

We played the flute for you,
but you didn’t dance;
we sang a lament,
but you didn’t mourn!

Luke 15:25

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

Music » In heaven

Revelation 14:2-3

I heard a sound from heaven like the sound of cascading waters and like the rumbling of loud thunder. The sound I heard was also like harpists playing on their harps. They sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, but no one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.

Revelation 5:8-9

When He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals; because You were slaughtered, and You redeemed [people] for God by Your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation.

Revelation 15:2-3

I also saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had won the victory from the beast, his image, and the number of his name, were standing on the sea of glass with harps from God. They sang the song of God's servant Moses, and the song of the Lamb: Great and awe-inspiring are Your works, Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are Your ways, King of the Nations.

Music » Instruments of » Many, with strings

Music » Instruments of » Psaltery

Psalm 71:22

Therefore, I will praise You with a harp
for Your faithfulness, my God;
I will sing to You with a lyre,
Holy One of Israel.

Music » Instruments of » Viol

Isaiah 14:11

Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol,
along with the music of your harps.
Maggots are spread out under you,
and worms cover you.”

Amos 5:23

Take away from Me the noise of your songs!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.

Music » Instruments of » Cornet

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Hosea 5:8

Blow the horn in Gibeah,
the trumpet in Ramah;
raise the war cry in Beth-aven:
After you, Benjamin!

Psalm 98:6

With trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn
shout triumphantly
in the presence of the Lord, our King.

Daniel 3:10

You as king have issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music must fall down and worship the gold statue.

Daniel 3:7

Therefore, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, and every kind of music, people of every nation and language fell down and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

Music » The jews used » In private entertainments

Amos 6:5

They improvise songs to the sound of the harp
and invent their own musical instruments like David.

Isaiah 5:12

At their feasts they have lyre, harp,
tambourine, flute, and wine.
They do not perceive the Lord’s actions,
and they do not see the work of His hands.

Music » The jews used » At consecration of temple

2 Chronicles 5:11-13

When the priests came out of the holy place-for all the priests who were present had consecrated themselves regardless of their tour of duty- the Levitical singers of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, and of their sons and their relatives, dressed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps and lyres, were standing east of the altar, and with them were 120 priests blowing trumpets. The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the Lord with one voice. They raised [their] voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the Lord: For He is good; His faithful love endures forever; the temple, the Lord's temple, 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 these men were under their own fathers' authority for the music in the Lord's temple, with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of God's temple. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the king's authority. Together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the Lord, they numbered 288.

Music » ancient Choirs » Assisted by an orchestra

1 Chronicles 15:16

Then David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their relatives as singers and to have them raise their voices with joy accompanied by musical instruments—harps, lyres, and cymbals.

Music » ancient Choirs » Vested choir led by precentor

1 Chronicles 15:27

Now David was dressed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, as well as the singers and Chenaniah, the music leader of the singers. David also wore a linen ephod.

Music » Instruments of » Made of brass

Music » The jews used » In commemorating great men

2 Chronicles 35:25

Jeremiah chanted a dirge over Josiah, and all the singing men and singing women still speak of Josiah in their dirges to this very day. They established them as a statute for Israel, and indeed they are written in the Dirges.

Music » The jews used » In religious feasts

2 Chronicles 30:21

The Israelites who were present in Jerusalem observed the Festival of Unleavened Bread seven days with great joy, and the Levites and the priests praised the Lord day after day with loud instruments.

Music » Chief musician

Nehemiah 12:42

and Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar,
Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam, and Ezer.Then the singers sang, with Jezrahiah as the leader.

Habakkuk 3:19

Yahweh my Lord is my strength;
He makes my feet like those of a deer
and enables me to walk on mountain heights!For the choir director: on stringed instruments.

Music » ancient Choirs » Regularly employed

1 Chronicles 9:33

The singers, the heads of the Levite families, stayed in the temple chambers and were exempt from other tasks because they were on duty day and night.

Music » The jews used » At dedication of city walls

Nehemiah 12:27-28

At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, they sent for the Levites wherever they lived and brought them to Jerusalem to celebrate the joyous dedication with thanksgiving and singing accompanied by cymbals, harps, and lyres. The singers gathered from the region around Jerusalem, from the villages of the Netophathites,

Music » Instruments of » Great diversity of

Ecclesiastes 2:8

I also amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I gathered male and female singers for myself, and many concubines, the delights of men.

Music » Illustrative » Of heavenly felicity

Revelation 5:8-9

When He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals; because You were slaughtered, and You redeemed [people] for God by Your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation.

Music » Instruments of » Sackbut, a harp

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Daniel 3:10

You as king have issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music must fall down and worship the gold statue.

Daniel 3:15

Now if you’re ready, when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, fall down and worship the statue I made. But if you don’t worship it, you will immediately be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire—and who is the god who can rescue you from my power?”

Daniel 3:7

Therefore, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, and every kind of music, people of every nation and language fell down and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

Music » Instruments of » Flute

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Daniel 3:10

You as king have issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music must fall down and worship the gold statue.

Daniel 3:15

Now if you’re ready, when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, fall down and worship the statue I made. But if you don’t worship it, you will immediately be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire—and who is the god who can rescue you from my power?”

Daniel 3:7

Therefore, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, and every kind of music, people of every nation and language fell down and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

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

Psalm 53:1

For the choir director: on Mahalath. A Davidic Maskil.The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.”
They are corrupt, and they do vile deeds.
There is no one who does good.

Psalm 88:1

A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.Lord, God of my salvation,
I cry out before You day and night.

Music » Instruments of » Often expensively ornamented

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

Music » Instruments of » Made of almug wood

1 Kings 10:12

The king made the almug wood into steps for the Lord’s temple and the king’s palace and into lyres and harps for the singers. Never before had such almug wood come, and the like has not been seen again even to this very day.

Music » Illustrative » (ceasing of,) of calamities

Isaiah 24:8-9

The joyful tambourines have ceased. The noise of the jubilant has stopped. The joyful lyre has ceased. They no longer sing and drink wine; beer is bitter to those who drink it.

Music » Custom of sending away friends with

Genesis 31:27

Why did you secretly flee from me, deceive me, and not tell me? I would have sent you away with joy and singing, with tambourines and lyres,

Music » Sheminith » In the titles of

Psalm 6:1

A Prayer for MercyFor the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm. Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger;
do not discipline me in Your wrath.

Psalm 12:1

For the choir director: according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm.Help, Lord, for no faithful one remains;
the loyal have disappeared from the human race.

Music » Instruments of » Gittith, a stringed instrument

Music » Instruments of » Dulcimer, a double pipe

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Daniel 3:10

You as king have issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music must fall down and worship the gold statue.

Daniel 3:15

Now if you’re ready, when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, fall down and worship the statue I made. But if you don’t worship it, you will immediately be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire—and who is the god who can rescue you from my power?”

Music » Instruments of » Made of fir wood

2 Samuel 6:5

David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord with all kinds of fir wood instruments, lyres, harps, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.

Music » Instruments of » Early invention of

Music » Instruments of » Made of silver

Numbers 10:2

“Make two trumpets of hammered silver to summon the community and have the camps set out.

Music » The jews used » In funeral ceremonies

Music » Discoursed during the offering of sacrifices

2 Chronicles 29:27-28

Then Hezekiah ordered that the burnt offering be offered on the altar. When the burnt offerings began, the song of the Lord and the trumpets began, accompanied by the instruments of David king of Israel. The whole assembly was worshiping, singing the song, and blowing the trumpets-all of this [continued] until the burnt offering was completed.

Music » Early invention of

Music » The jews used » At laying foundation of temple

Ezra 3:9-10

Jeshua with his sons and brothers, Kadmiel with his sons, and the sons of Judah and of Henadad, with their sons and brothers, the Levites, joined together to supervise those working on the house of God. When the builders had laid the foundation of the Lord's temple, the priests, dressed in their robes and holding trumpets, and the Levites descended from Asaph, holding cymbals, took their positions to praise the Lord, as King David of Israel had instructed.

Music » Divided into » Instrumental

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting. No diversions were brought to him, and he could not sleep.

Music » Physical effect of, on man

1 Samuel 6:15-16

The Levites removed the ark of the Lord, along with the box containing the gold objects, and placed them on the large rock. That day the men of Beth-shemesh offered burnt offerings and made sacrifices to the Lord. When the five Philistine rulers observed [this], they returned to Ekron that same day.

Music » Instruments of » Made of horns » Of animals

Joshua 6:8

After Joshua had spoken to the people, seven priests carrying seven trumpets before the Lord moved forward and blew the trumpets; the ark of the Lord’s covenant followed them.

Music » Instruments of » Dulcimer

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Instruments of » Sackbut

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Names of » Dulcimer

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Names of » Sackbut

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Names of » Flute

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Used in idol worship

Daniel 3:5

When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Music » Instruments of » Made by tyrians

Ezekiel 28:13

You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Every kind of precious stone covered you:
carnelian, topaz, and diamond,
beryl, onyx, and jasper,
sapphire, turquoise and emerald.
Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;
they were prepared on the day you were created.

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 according to Alamoth;

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

Ezekiel 40:44

Outside the inner gate, within the inner court, there were chambers for the singers: one beside the north gate, facing south, and another beside the south gate, facing north.

Music » Instruments of » The jews celebrated for inventing

Amos 6:5

They improvise songs to the sound of the harp
and invent their own musical instruments like David.

Music » Precentor

Nehemiah 12:42

and Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar,
Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam, and Ezer.Then the singers sang, with Jezrahiah as the leader.

Music » Higgaion

Psalm 9:16

The Lord has revealed Himself;
He has executed justice,
striking down the wicked
by the work of their hands.Higgaion. Selah

Psalm 92:3

with a ten-stringed harp
and the music of a 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. According to Shigionoth.

Music » Alamoth » And in the title of

Music » Muth-labben » In the title of

Psalm 9:1

For the choir director: according to Muth-labben. A Davidic psalm.I will thank Yahweh with all my heart;
I will declare all Your wonderful works.

Music » Nehiloth » Appears in the title of

Psalm 5:1

For the choir director: with the flutes. A Davidic psalm.Listen to my words, Lord;
consider my sighing.

Music » Shiggaion » In the title of

Psalm 7:1

A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.Yahweh my God, I seek refuge in You;
save me from all my pursuers and rescue me

Sciences » Music

1 Chronicles 25:6

All these men were under their own fathers’ authority for the music in the Lord’s temple, with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of God’s temple. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the king’s authority.

1 Chronicles 16:4-7

David appointed some of the Levites to be ministers before the ark of the Lord, to celebrate the Lord God of Israel, and to give thanks and praise to Him. Asaph was the chief and Zechariah was second to him. Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel played the harps and lyres, while Asaph [sounded] the cymbals and the priests Benaiah and Jahaziel [blew] the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God. read more.
On that day David decreed for the first time that thanks be given to the Lord by Asaph and his relatives:

Topics on Music

I Will Praise You With Music

19;104;33

I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God while I live.

Music To Celebrate

20;29;6

An evil man is caught by sin,
but the righteous one sings and rejoices.

No Music

25;5;14

The elders have left the city gate,
the young men, their music.

Praise The Lord With Music!

24;20;13

Sing to the Lord!
Praise the Lord,
for He rescues the life of the needy
from the hand of evil people.

Sad Music

18;30;31

My lyre is used for mourning
and my flute for the sound of weeping.

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