17 occurrences

'Play' in the Bible

And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.

Have I need of mad men, that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?

And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.

And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.

Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.

Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.

Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.

And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee.

Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear, The LORD liveth.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
חלל 
Chalal 
Usage: 142

נגן 
Nagan 
Usage: 15

סכל 
Cakal 
Usage: 8

צחק 
Tsachaq 
Usage: 13

שׂחק 
Sachaq 
Usage: 36

שׁעע 
Sha`a` 
Usage: 9

תּפף 
Taphaph 
Usage: 2