Biblical Music Study No. 242
The following is a listing of some of the scriptures which pertain to music. Music is a major theme of the Bible. In the past, the present, and the future, music is an essential part of godly life, a wonderful spiritual tool.
4:21 And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
31:27 that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp
15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord
15:2 The Lord is my strength and song
15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
15:21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord
19:13 when the trumpet soundeth long
19:16 and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud
19:19 when the voice of the trumpet sounded
20:18 and the noise of the trumpet
32:18 but the noise of them that sing do I hear
23:24 a memorial of blowing of trumpets
25:9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound . . . in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound
10:2 Make thee two trumpets of silver
10:3 And when they shall blow with them [refers to silver trumpets in verse 2]
10:4 And if they blow but with one trumpet
10:5 When ye blow an alarm [refers to silver trumpets in verse 2]
10:6 When ye blow an alarm [refers to silver trumpets in verse 2]
10:8 the priests, shall blow with the trumpets
10:9 then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets
10:10 ye shall blow with the trumpets
21:17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it
29:1 It is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.
31:6 and the trumpets to blow in his hand
10:21 He is thy praise [hymn], and he is thy God
31:19 Now therefore write ye this song . . . that this song may be a witness
31:21 that this song shall testify
31:30 the words of this song
32:44 all the words of this song
6:4 seven trumpets of ram’s horns . . . the priests shall blow with the trumpets
6:5 a long blast with the ram’s horn… the sound of the trumpet
6:6 seven trumpets of rams’ horns
6:8 the seven trumpets… and blew with the trumpets
6:9 priests that blew with the trumpets… and blowing the trumpets
6:13 bearing seven trumpets . . . and blew with the trumpets . . . and blowing with the trumpets
6:16 when the priests blew with the trumpets
6:20 when the priests blew with the trumpets . . . the sound of the trumpet
3:27 he blew a trumpet in the mountain
5:1 Then sang Deborah and Barak
5:3 I, even I, will sing unto the Lord; I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.
5:12 awake, awake, utter a song
6:34 and he blew a trumpet
7:8 So the people took victuals in their hand, and their trumpets
7:16 and he put a trumpet in every man’s hand
7:18 When I blow with a trumpet . . . then blow ye the trumpets also
7:19 and they blew the trumpets
7:20 And the tree companies blew the trumpets . . . and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal
7:22 And the three hundred blew the trumpets
11:34 his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels
10:5 with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp
13:3 And Saul blew the trumpet throughout all the land
16:16 who is a cunning player on an harp… he shall play
16:17 a man that can play well [refers to verse 16-to play the harp]
16:18 cunning in playing [refers to verse 16-to play the harp]
16:23 David took an harp, and played
18:6 singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick
18:7 as they played [refers to verse 6]
18:10 and David played [refers to 16:23]
19:9 and David played [refers to 16:23]
21:11 did they not sing
29:5 they sang one to another in dances
2:28 So Joab blew a trumpet
6:5 And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
6:15 with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet
15:10 As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet
18:16 And Joab blew the trumpet
19:35 the voice of singing men and singing women
20:1 and he blew a trumpet
20:22 And he blew a trumpet
22:1 And David spake unto the Lord the words of this song
22:50 I will sing praises unto thy name
23:1 the sweet psalmist of Israel
1:34 blow ye with the trumpet
1:39 they blew the trumpet
1:40 the people piped with pipes
1:41 when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet
4:32 his songs were a thousand and five
10:12 harps also and psalteries for singers
3:15 But now bring me a minstrel . . . the minstrel played
9:13 and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is King
11:14 and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets
12:13 Howbeit there were not made for the house of the Lord bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, trumpets
6:31 And these are they whom David set over the service of song
6:32 And they ministered . . . with singing
6:33 And these are they . . . Heman a singer
9:33 And these are the singers . . . for they were employed in that work day and night.
13:8 And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
15:16 to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy
15:19 So the singers . . . were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass
15:20 with psalteries on Alamoth
15:21 with harps on the Sheminith to excel
15:22 was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful
15:24 the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God
15:27 and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers
15:28 and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps
16:5 Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals
16:6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets
16:7 David delivered first this psalm to thank the Lord
16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him:
16:23 Sing unto the Lord, all the earth
16:33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord
16:42 And with them Heman and Jeduthum with trumpets and cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God.
23:5 and four thousand praised the Lord with the instruments
25:1 prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals
25:3 prophesied with a harp
25:5 to lift up the horn
25:6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps
25:7 So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the Lord, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.
5:12 Also the Levites which were the singers . . . having cymbals and psalteries and harps . . . and with them and hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets
5:13 as the trumpeters and singers were as one . . . and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick
7:6 the Levites also with instruments of musick of the Lord . . . and the priests sounded trumpets
9:11 harps and psalteries for singers
13:12 and his priests with sounding trumpets
13:14 and the priests sounded with the trumpets
15:14 And they sware unto the Lord . . . with trumpets, and with cornets
20:21 he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness
20:22 And when they began to sing and to praise
20:28 And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets
23:13 the trumpets by the king . . . and sounded with trumpets, also the singers with instruments of musick, and such as taught to sing praise
23:18 with rejoicing and with singing
29:25 And he set the Levites in the house of the Lord with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps
29:26 And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets
29:27 the song of the Lord began also with the trumpets, and with the instruments ordained by David king of Israel
29:28 and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded
29:30 commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the Lord with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness
30:21 and the Levites and the priests praised the Lord day by day, singing with loud instruments unto the Lord
34:12 all that could skill of instruments of musick
35:15 And the singers the sons of Asaph were in their place
35:25 and all the singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah
2:41 The singers: the children of Asaph
2:65 and there were among them two hundred singing men and singing women
2:70 and the singers . . . dwelt in their cities
3:10 they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the Lord
3:11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks
7:7 And there went up some of the . . . singers
7:24 that touching the . . . singers . . . it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them
10:24 Of the singers also; Eliashib
4:18 And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.
4:20 In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet
7:1 and the singers and the Levites were appointed
7:44 The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred forty and eight.
7:67 they had two hundred forty and five singing men and singing women
7:73 and the singers . . . dwelt in their cities
10:28 the singers . . . and all they that had separated themselves
10:39 For the children . . . shall bring the offering . . . and the singers
11:22 the singers were over the business of the house of God
11:23 that a certain portion should be for the singers
12:27 and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps
12:28 And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together
12:29 for the singers had builded them villages round about Jerusalem
12:35 And certain of the priests’ sons with trumpets
12:36 with the musical instruments of David
12:41 And the priests . . . with trumpets
12:42 And the singers sang loud
12:45 And both the singers and the porters kept the ward of their God
12:46 there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving
12:47 gave the portions of the singers
13:5 which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers
13:10 for the Levites and the singers, that did the work, were fled
17:6 and aforetime I was as a tabret [compare 30:9]
21:12 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.
29:13 and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy
30:9 And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
30:31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.
35:10 Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night
38:7 When the morning stars sang together
39:24 neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet
39:25 He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha
7:17 I will . . . sing praise to the name of the Lord most high
9:2 I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High
9:11 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion
13:6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
18:49 and sing praises unto thy name
21:13 so will we sing and praise thy power
27:6 I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord
28:7 and with my song will I praise him
30:4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his
30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent.
32:7 thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance
33:2 Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.
40:3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God
42:8 and in the night his song shall be with me
43:4 yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God
47:5 God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
47:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
47:7 sing ye praises with understanding
49:4 I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
51:14 my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness
57:7 I will sing and give praise.
57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp
57:9 I will sing unto thee among the nations.
59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy
59:17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing
61:8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever
65:13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
66:2 Sing forth the honour of his name
66:4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name.
67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy
68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to His name
68:25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels
68:32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord.
69:12 I was the song of the drunkards.
69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song
71:22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel
71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee
75:9 I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night
81:1 Sing aloud unto God our strength
81:2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon
87:7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there
89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever
89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound [refers to Leviticus 23:24]
92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises
92:3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp
95:1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise
95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. [joyful noise refers to singing]
96:1 O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.
96:2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name
98:1 O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvelous things
98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
98:5 Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
98:6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise
100:2 come before his presence with singing
101:1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O Lord, will I sing
104:12 the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches
104:33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God
105:2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him
106:12 they sang his praise
108:1 I will sing and give praise
108:2 Awake, psaltery and harp
108:3 I will sing praises unto thee among the nations
118:14 The Lord is my strength and song
119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing
135:3 sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant
137:2 We hanged our harps upon the willows
137:3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
137:4 How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?
138:1 before the gods will I sing praise unto thee
138:5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord
144:9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing unto thee.
145:7 and shall sing of thy righteousness
146:2 I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
147:1 Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God
147:7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp
149:1 Sing unto the Lord a new song
149:3 let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp
149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
150:3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
150:5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
25:20 as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart
29:6 the righteous doth sing and rejoice
2:8 I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
7:5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
12:4 and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low
1:1 The song of songs, which is Solomon’s.
2:12 the time of the singing of birds is come
5:1 Now will I sing to my beloved a song of my beloved
5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts
12:2 the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song
12:5 Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things
14:7 they break forth into singing
14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols
16:10 in the vineyards there shall be no singing
16:11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab
18:3 and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye
23:15 after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot
23:16 Take an harp, go about the city… make sweet melody, sing many songs
24:8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth . . . the joy of the harp ceaseth.
24:9 They shall not drink wine with a song
24:14 they shall sing for the majesty of the Lord
24:16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs
26:1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah
26:19 Awake and sing
27:2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown
30:29 Ye shall have a song… and gladness of heart, as when on goeth with a pipe
30:32 it shall be with tabrets and harps
35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing
35:6 and the tongue of the dumb sing
35:10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs
38:20 therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the Lord
42:10 Sing unto the Lord a new song
42:11 let the inhabitants of the rock sing
44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the Lord hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains
48:20 with a voice of singing declare ye
49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing
51:3 joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody
51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing
52:8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing
52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together
54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing
55:12 the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing
58:1 lift up thy voice like a trumpet
65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart
4:5 Blow ye the trumpet in the land
4:19 O my soul, the sound of the trumpet
4:21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?
6:1 blow the trumpet in Tekoa
6:17 Hearken to the sound of the trumpet
20:13 Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the Lord
31:4 thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets
31:12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion
42:14 we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet
48:36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres
51:27 Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations
51:48 Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing
3:14 I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
3:63 Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their musick.
5:14 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.
7:14 They have blown the trumpet
26:13 And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.
27:25 The ships of Tarshish did sing of thee in thy market
28:13 the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee
33:3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet
33:4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet
33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning
33:6 But if the watchman . . . blow not the trumpet
33:32 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
40:44 And without the inner gate were the chambers of the singers
3:5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick
3:7 when all the people hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick
3:10 every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick
3:15 ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick
6:18 neither were instruments of musick brought before him
2:15 she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth
5:8 Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah
8:1 Se the trumpet to thy mouth
2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain [See Numbers 10 for reference to “sound an alarm.”]
2:15 Blow the trumpet in Zion
2:2 with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet
3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city
5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David.
8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day
8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all you songs into lamentation
3:19 To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
1:16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities
2:14 their voice shall sing in the windows
3:14 Sing, O daughter of Zion
3:17 he will joy over thee with singing
2:10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion
9:14 the Lord God shall blow the trumpet
6:2 do not sound a trumpet before thee
9:23 and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise
11:17 We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced
24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet
26:30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives
14:26 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives
7:32 We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced
15:25 Now his elder son . . .heard musick and dancing.
16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God
15:9 For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
13:1 I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal
14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?
14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound
14:15 I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also
14:26 every one of you hath a psalm
15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound
5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord
3:16 teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord
4:16 with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God
2:12 in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee
12:19 And the sound of a trumpet
5:13 Is any merry? Let him sing psalms.
1:10 a great voice, as of a trumpet
4:1 the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet
5:8 having every one of them harps
5:9 And they sung a new song
8:2 to them were given seven trumpets
8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
8:7 The first angel sounded [refers to the trumpet in 8:6]
8:8 the second angel sounded [refers to the trumpet in 8:6]
8:10 the third angel sounded [refers to the trumpet in 8:6]
8:12 the fourth angel sounded [refers to the trumpet in 8:6]
8:13 the other voices of the trumpets of the three angels, which are yet to sound
9:1 And the fifth angel sounded [refers to the trumpet in 8:6]
9:13 the sixth angel sounded [refers to the trumpet in 8:6]
9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet
10:7 when he shall begin to sound [refers to the trumpet in 8:6]
11:15 And the seventh angel sounded [refers to the trumpet in 8:6]
14:2 and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps
14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne . . . and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand
15:2 having the harps of God
15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb
18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters