'Sound' in the Bible
They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.”
So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with thunder.
All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance.
Now when Joshua heard the sound of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is a sound of war in the camp.”
But he said,“It is not the sound of the cry of triumph,Nor is it the sound of the cry of defeat;But the sound of singing I hear.”
You shall then sound a ram’s horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land.
As for those of you who may be left, I will also bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee as though from the sword, and they will fall.
When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the Lord your God, and be saved from your enemies.
“Then the Lord heard the sound of your words, and He was angry and took an oath, saying,
Then the Lord spoke to you from the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you saw no form—only a voice.
It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead.”
So the people shouted, and priests blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight ahead, and they took the city.
But Jael, Heber’s wife, took a tent peg and seized a hammer in her hand, and went secretly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went through into the ground; for he was sound asleep and exhausted. So he died.
“At the sound of those who divide flocks among the watering places,There they shall recount the righteous deeds of the Lord,The righteous deeds for His peasantry in Israel.Then the people of the Lord went down to the gates.
So David took the spear and the jug of water from beside Saul’s head, and they went away, but no one saw or knew it, nor did any awake, for they were all asleep, because a sound sleep from the Lord had fallen on them.
It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall act promptly, for then the Lord will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines.”
So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouting and the sound of the trumpet.
But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then you shall say, ‘Absalom is king in Hebron.’”
Now Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished eating. When Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, “Why is the city making such an uproar?”
When Ahijah heard the sound of her feet coming in the doorway, he said, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam, why do you pretend to be another woman? For I am sent to you with a harsh message.
Now Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.”
After the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing.
Then Gehazi passed on before them and laid the staff on the lad’s face, but there was no sound or response. So he returned to meet him and told him, “The lad has not awakened.”
Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. And the king sent a man from his presence; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, “Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold the door shut against him. Is not the sound of his master’s feet behind him?”
For the Lord had caused the army of the Arameans to hear a sound of chariots and a sound of horses, even the sound of a great army, so that they said to one another, “Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.”
It shall be when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines.”
So the singers, Heman, Asaph and Ethan were appointed to sound aloud cymbals of bronze;
Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting, and with sound of the horn, with trumpets, with loud-sounding cymbals, with harps and lyres.
And with them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and with instruments for the songs of God, and the sons of Jeduthun for the gate.
Now behold, God is with us at our head and His priests with the signal trumpets to sound the alarm against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the Lord God of your fathers, for you will not succeed.”
so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the shout of joy from the sound of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard far away.
At whatever place you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.”
And show you the secrets of wisdom!For sound wisdom has two sides.Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.
“With Him are strength and sound wisdom,The misled and the misleader belong to Him.
“They sing to the timbrel and harpAnd rejoice at the sound of the flute.
“Therefore my harp is turned to mourning,And my flute to the sound of those who weep.
“Surely you have spoken in my hearing,And I have heard the sound of your words:
“In a dream, a vision of the night,When sound sleep falls on men,While they slumber in their beds,
“But if you have understanding, hear this;Listen to the sound of my words.
Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God,For to You I pray.
Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls;All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.
God has ascended with a shout,The Lord, with the sound of a trumpet.
Bless our God, O peoples,And sound His praise abroad,
The clouds poured out water;The skies gave forth a sound;Your arrows flashed here and there.
The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;The lightnings lit up the world;The earth trembled and shook.
How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!O Lord, they walk in the light of Your countenance.
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,With the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the hornShout joyfully before the King, the Lord.
At Your rebuke they fled,At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.
They have hands, but they cannot feel;They have feet, but they cannot walk;They cannot make a sound with their throat.
The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous;The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
Praise Him with trumpet sound;Praise Him with harp and lyre.
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
My son, let them not vanish from your sight;Keep sound wisdom and discretion,
For I give you sound teaching;Do not abandon my instruction.
“Counsel is mine and sound wisdom;I am understanding, power is mine.
He who separates himself seeks his own desire,He quarrels against all sound wisdom.
Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.
and the doors on the street are shut as the sound of the grinding mill is low, and one will arise at the sound of the bird, and all the daughters of song will sing softly.
From the sole of the foot even to the headThere is nothing sound in it,Only bruises, welts and raw wounds,Not pressed out or bandaged,Nor softened with oil.
A sound of tumult on the mountains,Like that of many people!A sound of the uproar of kingdoms,Of nations gathered together!The Lord of hosts is mustering the army for battle.
O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.
You will have songs as in the night when you keep the festival,And gladness of heart as when one marches to the sound of the flute,To go to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.
At the sound of the tumult peoples flee;At the lifting up of Yourself nations disperse.
Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans!Declare with the sound of joyful shouting, proclaim this,Send it out to the end of the earth;Say, “The Lord has redeemed His servant Jacob.”
Indeed, the Lord will comfort Zion;He will comfort all her waste places.And her wilderness He will make like Eden,And her desert like the garden of the Lord;Joy and gladness will be found in her,Thanksgiving and sound of a melody.
“I will also rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people;And there will no longer be heard in herThe voice of weeping and the sound of crying.
My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart!My heart is pounding in me;I cannot be silent,Because you have heard, O my soul,The sound of the trumpet,The alarm of war.
How long must I see the standardAnd hear the sound of the trumpet?
At the sound of the horseman and bowman every city flees;They go into the thickets and climb among the rocks;Every city is forsaken,And no man dwells in them.
“And I set watchmen over you, saying,‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’But they said, ‘We will not listen.’
From Dan is heard the snorting of his horses;At the sound of the neighing of his stallionsThe whole land quakes;For they come and devour the land and its fullness,The city and its inhabitants.
The sound of a report! Behold, it comes—A great commotion out of the land of the north—To make the cities of JudahA desolation, a haunt of jackals.
Moreover, I will take from them the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp.
“Hear the sound of the cry of the shepherds,And the wailing of the masters of the flock!For the Lord is destroying their pasture,
“For thus says the Lord,‘I have heard a sound of terror,Of dread, and there is no peace.
saying, “No, but we will go to the land of Egypt, where we will not see war or hear the sound of a trumpet or hunger for bread, and we will stay there”;
“Its sound moves along like a serpent;For they move on like an armyAnd come to her as woodcutters with axes.
“The sound of an outcry from Horonaim,‘Devastation and great destruction!’
There is a sound of fugitives and refugees from the land of Babylon,To declare in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our God,Vengeance for His temple.
The sound of an outcry from Babylon,And of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!
I also heard the sound of their wings like the sound of abundant waters as they went, like the voice of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army camp; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings.
Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard a great rumbling sound behind me, “Blessed be the glory of the Lord in His place.”
And I heard the sound of the wings of the living beings touching one another and the sound of the wheels beside them, even a great rumbling sound.
Moreover, the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.
‘He destroyed their fortified towersAnd laid waste their cities;And the land and its fullness were appalledBecause of the sound of his roaring.
The sound of a carefree multitude was with her; and drunkards were brought from the wilderness with men of the common sort. And they put bracelets on the hands of the women and beautiful crowns on their heads.
So I will silence the sound of your songs, and the sound of your harps will be heard no more.
Thus says the Lord God to Tyre, “Shall not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall when the wounded groan, when the slaughter occurs in your midst?
“At the sound of the cry of your pilotsThe pasture lands will shake.
I made the nations quake at the sound of its fall when I made it go down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit; and all the well-watered trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, were comforted in the earth beneath.
then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head.
He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life.
and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east. And His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory.
that at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery, bagpipe and all kinds of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up.
Therefore at that time, when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery, bagpipe and all kinds of music, all the peoples, nations and men of every language fell down and worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
You, O king, have made a decree that every man who hears the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery, and bagpipe and all kinds of music, is to fall down and worship the golden image.
Now if you are ready, at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery and bagpipe and all kinds of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, very well. But if you do not worship, you will immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can deliver you out of my hands?”
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