100 Bible Verses about Musicians

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 79 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 / 77 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.

James 5:13 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 2:12 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Psalm 95:1 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:23 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV / 36 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.

Psalm 105:2 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Matthew 26:30 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Acts 16:25 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Psalm 104:33 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

2 Kings 3:15 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Exodus 15:1 ESV / 32 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 150:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 29 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.

Psalm 40:3 ESV / 29 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.

2 Samuel 6:5 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Psalm 150:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 15:16 ESV / 26 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.

Amos 6:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Psalm 149:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Psalm 68:25 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Nehemiah 12:27 ESV / 22 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 21 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,

1 Corinthians 14:26 ESV / 21 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.

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 21 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! ...

Psalm 135:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Psalm 101:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 16:23 ESV / 20 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.

Amos 5:23 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 5:12 ESV / 19 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 / 19 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:20 ESV / 18 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.

Job 21:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Ezra 3:10 ESV / 18 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.

1 Chronicles 13:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:3 ESV / 17 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.

Romans 15:9 ESV / 17 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.”

Daniel 3:15 ESV / 17 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?”

Psalm 100:1-5 ESV / 17 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.

Psalm 33:3 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Mark 14:26 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 5:13 ESV / 16 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,

Revelation 5:8 ESV / 15 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.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Psalm 57:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Psalm 144:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 7:6 ESV / 13 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.

1 Chronicles 15:22 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Genesis 4:21 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 68:4 ESV / 12 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!

2 Chronicles 5:12 ESV / 12 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;

1 Chronicles 25:1 ESV / 12 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:

Revelation 5:8-9 ESV / 11 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,

John 4:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Daniel 3:5 ESV / 10 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 150:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

Psalm 147:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Judges 11:34 ESV / 10 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.

Revelation 5:9 ESV / 9 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,

2 Chronicles 35:15 ESV / 9 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.

Genesis 31:27 ESV / 9 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?

Hebrews 7:1-28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever. See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils! And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people, that is, from their brothers, though these also are descended from Abraham. ...

Philemon 1:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required,

John 1:1-51 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Luke 15:25 ESV / 8 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.

Matthew 9:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And when Jesus came to the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion,

Zephaniah 2:1-15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Gather together, yes, gather, O shameless nation, before the decree takes effect —before the day passes away like chaff— before there comes upon you the burning anger of the Lord, before there comes upon you the day of the anger of the Lord. Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the Lord. For Gaza shall be deserted, and Ashkelon shall become a desolation; Ashdod's people shall be driven out at noon, and Ekron shall be uprooted. Woe to you inhabitants of the seacoast, you nation of the Cherethites! The word of the Lord is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; and I will destroy you until no inhabitant is left. ...

Daniel 7:1-28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head as he lay in his bed. Then he wrote down the dream and told the sum of the matter. Daniel declared, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea. And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another. The first was like a lion and had eagles' wings. Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man, and the mind of a man was given to it. And behold, another beast, a second one, like a bear. It was raised up on one side. It had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and it was told, ‘Arise, devour much flesh.’ ...

Daniel 4:1-37 ESV / 8 helpful votes

King Nebuchadnezzar to all peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you! It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me. How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion endures from generation to generation. I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at ease in my house and prospering in my palace. I saw a dream that made me afraid. As I lay in bed the fancies and the visions of my head alarmed me. ...

Isaiah 4:1-6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.” In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy. ...

Ecclesiastes 5:1-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words. When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. ...

2 Chronicles 20:1-37 ESV / 8 helpful votes

After this the Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the Meunites, came against Jehoshaphat for battle. Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A great multitude is coming against you from Edom, from beyond the sea; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar” (that is, Engedi). Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. And Judah assembled to seek help from the Lord; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord. And Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, ...

2 Chronicles 9:11 ESV / 8 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.

1 Chronicles 25:6-7 ESV / 8 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.

1 Chronicles 6:31-32 ESV / 8 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.

Revelation 18:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the sound of harpists and musicians, of flute players and trumpeters, will be heard in you no more, and a craftsman of any craft will be found in you no more, and the sound of the mill will be heard in you no more,

Revelation 14:2-3 ESV / 7 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.

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Romans 8:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

John 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Habakkuk 3:19 ESV / 7 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.

Daniel 3:7 ESV / 7 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.

Isaiah 16:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And joy and gladness are taken away from the fruitful field, and in the vineyards no songs are sung, no cheers are raised; no treader treads out wine in the presses; I have put an end to the shouting.

Song of Solomon 8:1-14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Oh that you were like a brother to me who nursed at my mother's breasts! If I found you outside, I would kiss you, and none would despise me. I would lead you and bring you into the house of my mother— she who used to teach me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, the juice of my pomegranate. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me! I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases. Who is that coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you. There your mother was in labor with you; there she who bore you was in labor. ...

Song of Solomon 6:1-13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you? My beloved has gone down to his garden to the beds of spices, to graze in the gardens and to gather lilies. I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies. You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners. Turn away your eyes from me, for they overwhelm me— Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead. ...

Psalm 45:1 ESV / 7 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.

Psalm 42:1 ESV / 7 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.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Psalm 23:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

1 Chronicles 25:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 9:33 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now these, the singers, the heads of fathers' houses of the Levites, were in the chambers of the temple free from other service, for they were on duty day and night.

Revelation 14:3-4 ESV / 6 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,

Revelation 14:2 ESV / 6 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 4:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”

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