100 Bible Verses about Music

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 2,435 helpful votes

Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 1,790 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Psalm 105:2 ESV / 1,399 helpful votes

Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!

Psalm 95:1 ESV / 1,396 helpful votes

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Psalm 104:33 ESV / 1,197 helpful votes

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

James 5:13 ESV / 1,190 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 1,147 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! ...

Hebrews 2:12 ESV / 1,028 helpful votes

Saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”

Psalm 71:23 ESV / 1,025 helpful votes

My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 867 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV / 836 helpful votes

What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.

Acts 16:25 ESV / 821 helpful votes

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

Psalm 150:4 ESV / 783 helpful votes

Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

Psalm 149:3 ESV / 770 helpful votes

Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!

Ecclesiastes 7:5 ESV / 767 helpful votes

It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.

Psalm 40:3 ESV / 752 helpful votes

He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Psalm 150:1 ESV / 735 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!

2 Chronicles 5:13 ESV / 726 helpful votes

And it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud,

Amos 6:5 ESV / 714 helpful votes

Who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and like David invent for themselves instruments of music,

Proverbs 25:20 ESV / 711 helpful votes

Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on soda.

Psalm 144:9 ESV / 710 helpful votes

I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,

Exodus 15:1 ESV / 708 helpful votes

Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.

Psalm 57:7 ESV / 693 helpful votes

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!

Revelation 14:3 ESV / 686 helpful votes

And they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.

Luke 15:25 ESV / 635 helpful votes

“Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

1 Samuel 16:23 ESV / 604 helpful votes

And whenever the harmful spirit from God was upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand. So Saul was refreshed and was well, and the harmful spirit departed from him.

Matthew 26:30 ESV / 603 helpful votes

And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Job 21:12 ESV / 591 helpful votes

They sing to the tambourine and the lyre and rejoice to the sound of the pipe.

Psalm 101:1 ESV / 571 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music.

2 Chronicles 7:6 ESV / 563 helpful votes

The priests stood at their posts; the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the Lord that King David had made for giving thanks to the Lord—for his steadfast love endures forever—whenever David offered praises by their ministry; opposite them the priests sounded trumpets, and all Israel stood.

Amos 5:23 ESV / 562 helpful votes

Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen.

Psalm 135:3 ESV / 558 helpful votes

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant!

Psalm 95:2 ESV / 554 helpful votes

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Nehemiah 12:27 ESV / 550 helpful votes

And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites in all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with thanksgivings and with singing, with cymbals, harps, and lyres.

2 Samuel 6:5 ESV / 550 helpful votes

And David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.

Psalm 87:7 ESV / 549 helpful votes

Singers and dancers alike say, “All my springs are in you.”

Psalm 100:1-5 ESV / 546 helpful votes

A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Isaiah 5:12 ESV / 536 helpful votes

They have lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts, but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord, or see the work of his hands.

1 Chronicles 23:5 ESV / 535 helpful votes

4,000 gatekeepers, and 4,000 shall offer praises to the Lord with the instruments that I have made for praise.”

1 Chronicles 15:16 ESV / 530 helpful votes

David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brothers as the singers who should play loudly on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.

1 Chronicles 15:22 ESV / 515 helpful votes

Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in music, should direct the music, for he understood it.

Psalm 147:7 ESV / 506 helpful votes

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 478 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Romans 15:9 ESV / 477 helpful votes

And in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”

Mark 14:26 ESV / 468 helpful votes

And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Daniel 3:15 ESV / 462 helpful votes

Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?”

Ezra 3:10 ESV / 456 helpful votes

And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments came forward with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the Lord, according to the directions of David king of Israel.

Revelation 5:8 ESV / 449 helpful votes

And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 444 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Matthew 11:17 ESV / 437 helpful votes

“‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’

Daniel 3:5 ESV / 437 helpful votes

That when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

Psalm 92:3 ESV / 435 helpful votes

To the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.

Psalm 45:1 ESV / 431 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah; a love song. My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.

Revelation 5:8-9 ESV / 424 helpful votes

And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,

Psalm 33:2 ESV / 424 helpful votes

Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!

Psalm 42:1 ESV / 414 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah. As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.

2 Kings 3:15 ESV / 412 helpful votes

But now bring me a musician.” And when the musician played, the hand of the Lord came upon him.

1 Corinthians 14:26 ESV / 410 helpful votes

What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

Revelation 5:9 ESV / 393 helpful votes

And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,

Psalm 89:1 ESV / 392 helpful votes

A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.

2 Chronicles 35:15 ESV / 389 helpful votes

The singers, the sons of Asaph, were in their place according to the command of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; and the gatekeepers were at each gate. They did not need to depart from their service, for their brothers the Levites prepared for them.

1 Chronicles 25:1 ESV / 387 helpful votes

David and the chiefs of the service also set apart for the service the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who prophesied with lyres, with harps, and with cymbals. The list of those who did the work and of their duties was:

Judges 11:34 ESV / 387 helpful votes

Then Jephthah came to his home at Mizpah. And behold, his daughter came out to meet him with tambourines and with dances. She was his only child; besides her he had neither son nor daughter.

Genesis 4:21 ESV / 387 helpful votes

His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.

Judges 5:3 ESV / 383 helpful votes

“Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes; to the Lord I will sing; I will make melody to the Lord, the God of Israel.

Psalm 68:4 ESV / 382 helpful votes

Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him!

Psalm 68:25 ESV / 374 helpful votes

The singers in front, the musicians last, between them virgins playing tambourines:

1 Chronicles 6:31-32 ESV / 373 helpful votes

These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the Lord after the ark rested there. They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they performed their service according to their order.

Exodus 15:20 ESV / 367 helpful votes

Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing.

Daniel 3:7 ESV / 364 helpful votes

Therefore, as soon as all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, all the peoples, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

Habakkuk 3:19 ESV / 360 helpful votes

God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.

Psalm 4:1 ESV / 354 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

Psalm 49:4 ESV / 353 helpful votes

I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.

1 Chronicles 13:8 ESV / 353 helpful votes

And David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all their might, with song and lyres and harps and tambourines and cymbals and trumpets.

2 Chronicles 23:13 ESV / 352 helpful votes

And when she looked, there was the king standing by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the trumpeters beside the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and the singers with their musical instruments leading in the celebration. And Athaliah tore her clothes and cried, “Treason! Treason!”

Psalm 59:1 ESV / 349 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me;

Isaiah 30:32 ESV / 346 helpful votes

And every stroke of the appointed staff that the Lord lays on them will be to the sound of tambourines and lyres. Battling with brandished arm, he will fight with them.

Psalm 98:4 ESV / 344 helpful votes

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!

Exodus 15:2 ESV / 339 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Psalm 54:1 ESV / 338 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?” O God, save me by your name, and vindicate me by your might.

2 Chronicles 5:12 ESV / 335 helpful votes

And all the Levitical singers, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, their sons and kinsmen, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, stood east of the altar with 120 priests who were trumpeters;

2 Chronicles 5:12-14 ESV / 327 helpful votes

And all the Levitical singers, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, their sons and kinsmen, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, stood east of the altar with 120 priests who were trumpeters; and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.

1 Chronicles 25:6-7 ESV / 326 helpful votes

They were all under the direction of their father in the music in the house of the Lord with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the order of the king. The number of them along with their brothers, who were trained in singing to the Lord, all who were skillful, was 288.

Psalm 57:1 ESV / 319 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.

Revelation 14:3-4 ESV / 318 helpful votes

And they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb,

Job 30:31 ESV / 311 helpful votes

My lyre is turned to mourning, and my pipe to the voice of those who weep.

2 Chronicles 9:11 ESV / 310 helpful votes

And the king made from the algum wood supports for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, lyres also and harps for the singers. There never was seen the like of them before in the land of Judah.

2 Samuel 19:35 ESV / 308 helpful votes

I am this day eighty years old. Can I discern what is pleasant and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats or what he drinks? Can I still listen to the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?

Psalm 150:1-5 ESV / 307 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

1 Chronicles 25:7 ESV / 296 helpful votes

The number of them along with their brothers, who were trained in singing to the Lord, all who were skillful, was 288.

Isaiah 30:29 ESV / 292 helpful votes

You shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept, and gladness of heart, as when one sets out to the sound of the flute to go to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.

Genesis 31:27 ESV / 292 helpful votes

Why did you flee secretly and trick me, and did not tell me, so that I might have sent you away with mirth and songs, with tambourine and lyre?

Psalm 96:1 ESV / 290 helpful votes

Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!

Ezekiel 33:32 ESV / 286 helpful votes

And behold, you are to them like one who sings lustful songs with a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument, for they hear what you say, but they will not do it.

Revelation 14:2 ESV / 284 helpful votes

And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps,

Revelation 14:2-3 ESV / 283 helpful votes

And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.

1 Kings 1:40 ESV / 282 helpful votes

And all the people went up after him, playing on pipes, and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth was split by their noise.

2 Chronicles 29:27 ESV / 274 helpful votes

Then Hezekiah commanded that the burnt offering be offered on the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song to the Lord began also, and the trumpets, accompanied by the instruments of David king of Israel.

Isaiah 24:8 ESV / 273 helpful votes

The mirth of the tambourines is stilled, the noise of the jubilant has ceased, the mirth of the lyre is stilled.

Psalm 33:3 ESV / 268 helpful votes

Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

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