100 Bible Verses about Praise Dancing

Psalm 149:3 ESV / 1,257 helpful votes

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

Psalm 150:4 ESV / 1,112 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:11 ESV / 992 helpful votes

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,

Exodus 15:20 ESV / 848 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.

2 Samuel 6:14 ESV / 844 helpful votes

And David danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV / 740 helpful votes

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Jeremiah 31:13 ESV / 739 helpful votes

Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 721 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! ...

Jeremiah 31:4 ESV / 560 helpful votes

Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin Israel! Again you shall adorn yourself with tambourines and shall go forth in the dance of the merrymakers.

1 Chronicles 15:29 ESV / 500 helpful votes

And as the ark of the covenant of the Lord came to the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David dancing and rejoicing, and she despised him in her heart.

2 Samuel 6:16 ESV / 483 helpful votes

As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart.

Psalm 149:1-9 ESV / 477 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King! Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre! For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation. Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds. ...

Judges 11:34 ESV / 459 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.

Luke 15:25 ESV / 444 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 30:16 ESV / 414 helpful votes

And when he had taken him down, behold, they were spread abroad over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing, because of all the great spoil they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.

Exodus 32:19 ESV / 390 helpful votes

And as soon as he came near the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, Moses' anger burned hot, and he threw the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain.

1 Samuel 18:6 ESV / 386 helpful votes

As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments.

Psalm 149:1 ESV / 363 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!

Exodus 15:20-21 ESV / 360 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. And Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”

Psalm 150:1 ESV / 337 helpful votes

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

John 4:24 ESV / 332 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 317 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 309 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.

Psalm 150:6 ESV / 309 helpful votes

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Mark 6:22 ESV / 302 helpful votes

For when Herodias's daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. And the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it to you.”

2 Samuel 6:12-16 ESV / 300 helpful votes

And it was told King David, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing. And when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. And David danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the horn. As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart.

John 4:23 ESV / 289 helpful votes

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

Psalm 68:25 ESV / 274 helpful votes

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

Psalm 95:1 ESV / 269 helpful votes

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

Psalm 40:3 ESV / 268 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.

Luke 7:32 ESV / 266 helpful votes

They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 265 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 263 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 150:3 ESV / 256 helpful votes

Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!

Matthew 11:17 ESV / 253 helpful votes

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

Psalm 150:3-5 ESV / 249 helpful votes

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!

Matthew 14:6 ESV / 247 helpful votes

But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company and pleased Herod,

Lamentations 5:15 ESV / 246 helpful votes

The joy of our hearts has ceased; our dancing has been turned to mourning.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 243 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. ...

2 Samuel 6:5 ESV / 237 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.

James 5:13 ESV / 233 helpful votes

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

Psalm 147:1 ESV / 233 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.

Psalm 101:1 ESV / 229 helpful votes

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

Job 21:11 ESV / 227 helpful votes

They send out their little boys like a flock, and their children dance.

Psalm 95:6 ESV / 225 helpful votes

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

Hebrews 2:12 ESV / 222 helpful votes

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

Psalm 105:2 ESV / 219 helpful votes

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

Psalm 29:2 ESV / 217 helpful votes

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

Psalm 149:6 ESV / 216 helpful votes

Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,

Judges 21:21 ESV / 215 helpful votes

And watch. If the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards and snatch each man his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

Psalm 99:5 ESV / 212 helpful votes

Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!

1 Samuel 18:6-7 ESV / 211 helpful votes

As they were coming home, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with songs of joy, and with musical instruments. And the women sang to one another as they celebrated, “Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands.”

Psalm 135:1 ESV / 208 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord, give praise, O servants of the Lord,

1 Samuel 21:11 ESV / 198 helpful votes

And the servants of Achish said to him, “Is not this David the king of the land? Did they not sing to one another of him in dances, ‘Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands’?”

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 197 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Psalm 69:30 ESV / 197 helpful votes

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

John 4:21-24 ESV / 195 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

2 Samuel 6:1-23 ESV / 194 helpful votes

David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale-judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who sits enthroned on the cherubim. And they carried the ark of God on a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart, with the ark of God, and Ahio went before the ark. 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. ...

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 193 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Psalm 148:1 ESV / 193 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights!

Psalm 96:9 ESV / 190 helpful votes

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!

Psalm 119:164 ESV / 189 helpful votes

Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.

Revelation 5:9 ESV / 176 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,

Colossians 1:10 ESV / 176 helpful votes

So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

2 Chronicles 7:6 ESV / 175 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.

Romans 14:11 ESV / 174 helpful votes

For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”

Psalm 30:4 ESV / 170 helpful votes

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.

1 Samuel 18:7 ESV / 168 helpful votes

And the women sang to one another as they celebrated, “Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands.”

Psalm 66:4 ESV / 167 helpful votes

All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.” Selah

2 Samuel 6:15 ESV / 167 helpful votes

So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the horn.

Psalm 103:1 ESV / 166 helpful votes

Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

Psalm 138:1 ESV / 161 helpful votes

Of David. I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;

Psalm 59:16 ESV / 161 helpful votes

But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Psalm 33:2 ESV / 159 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 29:5 ESV / 158 helpful votes

Is not this David, of whom they sing to one another in dances, ‘Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands’?”

Psalm 100:1-5 ESV / 157 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 96:1-13 ESV / 157 helpful votes

Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens. ...

Romans 12:1 ESV / 156 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Psalm 87:7 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:23 ESV / 151 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 20:21 ESV / 149 helpful votes

And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the Lord and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say, “Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 146 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.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 ESV / 145 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Psalm 147:12 ESV / 145 helpful votes

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!

Psalm 109:30 ESV / 145 helpful votes

With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord; I will praise him in the midst of the throng.

Psalm 117:1 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!

Psalm 113:1 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!

Psalm 111:1 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

Psalm 100:4 ESV / 142 helpful votes

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

Psalm 150:5 ESV / 139 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 ESV / 135 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; ...

Psalm 150:2 ESV / 133 helpful votes

Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!

Psalm 22:3 ESV / 133 helpful votes

Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.

Judges 21:21-23 ESV / 132 helpful votes

And watch. If the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards and snatch each man his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin. And when their fathers or their brothers come to complain to us, we will say to them, ‘Grant them graciously to us, because we did not take for each man of them his wife in battle, neither did you give them to them, else you would now be guilty.’” And the people of Benjamin did so and took their wives, according to their number, from the dancers whom they carried off. Then they went and returned to their inheritance and rebuilt the towns and lived in them.

Ephesians 1:3 ESV / 129 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

Judges 5:3 ESV / 127 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 96:1 ESV / 124 helpful votes

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

Psalm 92:1 ESV / 124 helpful votes

A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

Psalm 43:4 ESV / 122 helpful votes

Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

1 Chronicles 16:9 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

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