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64 Bible Verses about Singing

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Psalm 33:1-3

Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones;
praise from the upright is beautiful. Praise the Lord with the lyre;
make music to Him with a ten-stringed harp. Sing a new song to Him;
play skillfully on the strings, with a joyful shout.

Psalm 96:1-2

Sing a new song to the Lord;
sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to Yahweh, praise His name;
proclaim His salvation from day to day.

Psalm 5:11

But let all who take refuge in You rejoice;
let them shout for joy forever.
May You shelter them,
and may those who love Your name boast about You.

Psalm 47:6

Sing praise to God, sing praise;
sing praise to our King, sing praise!

Psalm 68:4

Sing to God! Sing praises to His name.
Exalt Him who rides on the clouds —
His name is Yahweh—and rejoice before Him.

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 98:1

A psalm.Sing a new song to the Lord,
for He has performed wonders;
His right hand and holy arm
have won Him victory.

Psalm 117:1

Praise the Lord, all nations!
Glorify Him, all peoples!

Isaiah 44:23

Rejoice, heavens, for the Lord has acted;
shout, depths of the earth.
Break out into singing, mountains,
forest, and every tree in it.
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
and glorifies Himself through Israel.

Isaiah 49:13

Shout for joy, you heavens!
Earth, rejoice!
Mountains break into joyful shouts!
For the Lord has comforted His people,
and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.

Isaiah 52:9

Be joyful, rejoice together,
you ruins of Jerusalem!
For the Lord has comforted His people;
He has redeemed Jerusalem.

Romans 15:11

And again:Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
all the peoples should praise Him!

Psalm 7:17

I will thank the Lord for His righteousness;
I will sing about the name of Yahweh the Most High.

Psalm 9:2

I will rejoice and boast about You;
I will sing about Your name, Most High.

Psalm 13:6

I will sing to the Lord
because He has treated me generously.

Psalm 57:8-9

Wake up, my soul!
Wake up, harp and lyre!
I will wake up the dawn. I will praise You, Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to You among the nations.

Psalm 59:16-17

But I will sing of Your strength
and will joyfully proclaim
Your faithful love in the morning.
For You have been a stronghold for me,
a refuge in my day of trouble. To You, my strength, I sing praises,
because God is my stronghold—
my faithful God.

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 101:1

A Davidic psalm.I will sing of faithful love and justice;
I will sing praise to You, Lord.

Psalm 18:47-49

God—He gives me vengeance
and subdues peoples under me. He frees me from my enemies.
You exalt me above my adversaries;
You rescue me from violent men. Therefore I will praise You, Yahweh, among the nations;
I will sing about Your name.

Psalm 71:22-24

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. My lips will shout for joy
when I sing praise to You
because You have redeemed me. Therefore, my tongue will proclaim
Your righteousness all day long,
for those who seek my harm
will be disgraced and confounded.

Isaiah 54:1

“Rejoice, childless one, who did not give birth;
burst into song and shout,
you who have not been in labor!
For the children of the forsaken one will be more
than the children of the married woman,”
says the Lord.

Isaiah 55:12

You will indeed go out with joy
and be peacefully guided;
the mountains and the hills will break into singing before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Revelation 5:11-14

Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels around the throne, and also of the living creatures and of the elders. Their number was countless thousands, plus thousands of thousands. They said with a loud voice:The Lamb who was slaughtered is worthy
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing! I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, on the sea, and everything in them say:Blessing and honor and glory and dominion
to the One seated on the throne,
and to the Lamb, forever and ever!read more.
The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Revelation 15:3-4

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. Lord, who will not fear
and glorify Your name?
Because You alone are holy,
for all the nations will come
and worship before You
because Your righteous acts
have been revealed.

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 brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouts, the sound of the ram’s horn, trumpets, and cymbals, and the playing of harps and lyres.

2 Chronicles 5:12-13

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.

2 Chronicles 20:21-22

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. 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.

2 Chronicles 23:11-13

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!” When Athaliah heard the noise from the troops, the guards, and those praising the king, she went to the troops in the Lord’s temple. 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!”

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.

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.

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.

Nehemiah 12:27-29

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, from Beth-gilgal, and from the fields of Geba and Azmaveth, for they had built villages for themselves around Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 23:18

Then Jehoiada put the oversight of the Lord’s temple into the hands of the Levitical priests, whom David had appointed over the Lord’s temple, to offer burnt offerings to the Lord as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and song ordained by David.

Nehemiah 11:23

There was, in fact, a command of the king regarding them, and an ordinance regulating the singers’ daily tasks.

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.

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.

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.

Psalm 137:1-4

By the rivers of Babylon—
there we sat down and wept
when we remembered Zion. 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.”read more.
How can we sing the Lord’s song
on foreign soil?

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.

1 Chronicles 15:22

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

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 25:6-7

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.

Ezra 2:41

The singers included: Asaph’s descendants 128

Nehemiah 7:44

The singers included: Asaph’s descendants 148.

Ezra 2:65

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

Nehemiah 11:22

The leader of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi son of Bani, son of Hashabiah, son of Mattaniah, son of Mica, of the descendants of Asaph, who were singers for the service of God’s house.

Nehemiah 12:46

For long ago, in the days of David and Asaph, there were leaders of the singers and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

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,

Matthew 26:30

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

Mark 14:26

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

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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 » 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

Paul » Persecuted » Prison » Singing » Gospel

Acts 16:19-34

When her owners saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities. And bringing them before the chief magistrates, they said, "These men are seriously disturbing our city. They are Jews, and are promoting customs that are not legal for us as Romans to adopt or practice." read more.
Then the mob joined in the attack against them, and the chief magistrates stripped off their clothes and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After they had inflicted many blows on them, they threw them in jail, ordering the jailer to keep them securely guarded. Receiving such an order, he put them into the inner prison and secured their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the jail were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's chains came loose. When the jailer woke up and saw the doors of the prison open, he drew his sword and was going to kill himself, since he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul called out in a loud voice, "Don't harm yourself, because all of us are here!" Then the jailer called for lights, rushed in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he escorted them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-you and your household." Then they spoke the message of the Lord to him along with everyone in his house. He took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds. Right away he and all his family were baptized. He brought them up into his house, set a meal before them, and rejoiced because he had believed God with his entire household.

Singing » 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

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.

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

Singing » Songs » 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

Singing » Songs » 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.

Singing » 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.

Singing » 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.

Singing » 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.

Singing » 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.

Singing » 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.

Topics on Singing

Angels Singing

18;38;7

while the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Those Singing Praise

15;3;11

They sang with praise and thanksgiving to the Lord: “For He is good; His faithful love to Israel endures forever.” Then all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord because the foundation of the Lord’s house had been laid.

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