100 Bible Verses about Praise Dancing

Psalm 149:3 ESV / 368 helpful votes

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

Psalm 150:4 ESV / 268 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 31:13 ESV / 226 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.

2 Samuel 6:14 ESV / 210 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:11 ESV / 193 helpful votes

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

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 173 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! ...

Exodus 15:20 ESV / 147 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.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV / 138 helpful votes

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

Psalm 149:1-9 ESV / 121 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. ...

Jeremiah 31:4 ESV / 94 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.

John 4:24 ESV / 81 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 80 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.

Psalm 150:3-5 ESV / 80 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!

1 Chronicles 15:29 ESV / 80 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.

John 4:23 ESV / 77 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.

2 Samuel 6:12-16 ESV / 64 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.

2 Samuel 6:16 ESV / 55 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.

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 52 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.

Exodus 15:20-21 ESV / 49 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.”

Judges 11:34 ESV / 48 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.

Psalm 150:6 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Luke 15:25 ESV / 39 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.

Exodus 32:19 ESV / 36 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.

Matthew 11:17 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Mark 6:22 ESV / 32 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.”

1 Samuel 30:16 ESV / 32 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.

1 Samuel 18:6 ESV / 32 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.

1 Samuel 18:6-7 ESV / 30 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.”

John 4:21-24 ESV / 29 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.”

Psalm 119:164 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Luke 7:32 ESV / 28 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.’

Psalm 149:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Psalm 150:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 27 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. ...

Matthew 14:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 25 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.

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 ESV / 24 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 95:6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Psalm 68:25 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Psalm 138:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Psalm 101:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Psalm 92:1 ESV / 22 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;

Judges 5:3 ESV / 22 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.

James 5:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1 ESV / 21 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 21 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.

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Psalm 40:3 ESV / 21 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 43:4 ESV / 20 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.

2 Chronicles 7:6 ESV / 20 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.

Ephesians 1:3 ESV / 19 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,

Psalm 135:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Psalm 99:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Psalm 29:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Psalm 22:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 18 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 59:16 ESV / 18 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.

Revelation 5:9 ESV / 17 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 / 17 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.

Judges 21:21 ESV / 17 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.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 16 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.

Romans 14:11 ESV / 16 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 149:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 147:1 ESV / 16 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 100:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Job 21:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Revelation 7:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

Revelation 5:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 15 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

James 4:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 2:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 15 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.

Daniel 4:34 ESV / 15 helpful votes

At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;

Daniel 2:23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king's matter.”

Psalm 100:1-5 ESV / 15 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.

2 Samuel 6:1-23 ESV / 15 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. ...

Psalm 105:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 95:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 21:11 ESV / 14 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’?”

Jeremiah 17:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 148:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 147:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 117:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 113:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 111:1 ESV / 13 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 109:30 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 30:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 69:30 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Judges 21:21-23 ESV / 12 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.

Revelation 15:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!

Philippians 3:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh—

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

John 15:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

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