'Melody' in the Bible
Why did you make a secret of your flight, not giving me word of it, so that I might have sent you away with joy and songs, with melody and music?
"Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes; to the LORD I will sing, I will make melody to the LORD, the God of Israel.
Now on their way, when David came back after the destruction of the Philistine, the women came out of all the towns of Israel, with songs and dances, meeting David with melody and joy and instruments of music.
And David and all the men of Israel made melody before the Lord with all their power, with songs and with corded instruments and instruments of brass.
And from the sandal-wood the king made pillars for the house of the Lord, and for the king's house, and instruments of music for the makers of melody: never has such sandal-wood been seen to this day.
And these are those who did this work, and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman, who made melody, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,
Then David and all Israel made melody before God with all their strength, with songs and corded instruments of music, and with brass instruments and horns.
So those who made melody, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were put in position, with brass instruments, sounding loudly;
And David was clothed with a robe of fair linen, as were all the Levites who took up the ark, and those who made melody, and Chenaniah the master of those who made melody; and David had on a linen ephod;
Let your voice be sounded in songs and melody; let all your thoughts be of the wonder of his works.
They had to take their places every morning to give praise and make melody to the Lord, and in the same way at evening;
Further, David and the chiefs of the servants of the holy place made selection of certain of the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun for the work of prophets, to make melody with corded instruments and brass; and the number of the men for the work they had to do was:
And the number of them, with their brothers who were trained and expert in making melody to the Lord, was two hundred and eighty-eight.
And when the players on horns, and those who made melody in song, with one voice were sounding the praise and glory of the Lord; with loud voices and with wind instruments, and brass and corded instruments of music, praising the Lord and saying, He is good; his mercy is unchanging for ever: then the house was full of the cloud of the glory of the Lord,
And with the sandal-wood the king made steps for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, and instruments of music for the makers of melody; never before had such been seen in the land of Judah.
And after discussion with the people, he put in their places those who were to make melody to the Lord, praising him in holy robes, while they went at the head of the army, and saying, May the Lord be praised, for his mercy is unchanging for ever.
And looking, she saw the king in his place by the pillar at the doorway, and the captains and the horns by his side; and all the people of the land were giving signs of joy and sounding the horns; and the makers of melody were playing on instruments of music, taking the chief part in the song of praise. Then Athaliah, violently parting her robes, said, Broken faith, broken faith!
So the children of Israel who were present in Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread for seven days with great joy: and the Levites and the priests gave praise to the Lord day by day, making melody to the Lord with loud instruments.
And the sons of Asaph, the makers of melody, were in their places, as ordered by David and Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, the king's seer; and the door-keepers were stationed at every door: there was no need for them to go away from their places, for their brothers the Levites made ready for them.
And Jeremiah made a song of grief for Josiah; and to this day Josiah is named by all the makers of melody, men and women, in their songs of grief; they made it a rule in Israel; and the songs are recorded among the songs of grief.
And when the time came for the wall of Jerusalem to be made holy, they sent for the Levites out of all their places to come to Jerusalem, to keep the feast with joy, and with praise and melody, with brass and corded instruments of music.
And Maaseiah and Shemaiah and Eleazar and Uzzi and Jehohanan and Malchijah and Elam and Ezer. And the makers of melody made their voices loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.
Give praise to the Lord on the corded instrument; make melody to him with instruments of music.
My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody.
Joy will be on my lips when I make melody to you; and in my soul, to which you have given salvation.
Take up the melody, playing on an instrument of music, even on corded instruments.
It is a good thing to give praise to the Lord, and to make melody to your name, O Most High;
on [the] ten [string], and on [the] harp, with a melody on [the] lyre.
Let us come before his face with praises; and make melody with holy songs.
O make a new song to the Lord; let all the earth make melody to the Lord.
Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, With the lyre and the sound of melody.
I will make a song of mercy and righteousness; to you, O Lord, will I make melody.
I will make songs to the Lord all my life; I will make melody to my God while I have my being.
Let your voice be sounding in songs and melody; let all your thoughts be of the wonder of his works.
O God, my heart is fixed; I will make songs and melody, even with my glory.
Give praise to Jah, for he is good: make melody to his name, for it is pleasing.
I will give you praise with all my heart: I will make melody to you before the gods.
While I have breath I will give praise to the Lord: I will make melody to my God while I have my being.
Give praise to the Lord; for it is good to make melody to our God; praise is pleasing and beautiful.
Make songs of praise to the Lord; make melody to our God with instruments of music.
Let them give praise to his name in the dance: let them make melody to him with instruments of brass and corded instruments of music.
Like one who takes off clothing in cold weather and like acid on a wound, is he who makes melody to a sad heart.
Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Give sounds of joy, make melody together, waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord has given comfort to his people, he has taken up the cause of Jerusalem.
Let your voice be loud in song, O woman without children; make melody and sounds of joy, you who did not give birth: for the children of her who had no husband are more than those of the married wife, says the Lord.
For you will go out with joy, and be guided in peace: the mountains and the hills will make melody before you, and all the trees of the fields will make sounds of joy.
Make melody to the Lord, give praise to the Lord: for he has made the soul of the poor man free from the hands of the evil-doers.
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
Your feasts will be turned into sorrow and all your melody into songs of grief; everyone will be clothed with haircloth, and the hair of every head will be cut; I will make the weeping like that for an only son, and the end of it like a bitter day.