100 Bible Verses about Musicians Sent Into Battle

2 Chronicles 20:1-37 ESV / 54 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, ...

Psalm 68:25 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 15:16 ESV / 38 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.

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 33 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 / 29 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 / 28 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 5:12 ESV / 27 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;

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 26 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 23:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 7:6 ESV / 25 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.

2 Kings 3:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Psalm 95:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Job 21:12 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Exodus 15:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name.

Amos 6:5 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Judges 11:34 ESV / 21 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.

Mark 14:26 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 1:40 ESV / 20 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.

1 Samuel 18:6 ESV / 20 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.

Joshua 6:1-27 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. And the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days. Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. And when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him.” ...

1 Samuel 10:5 ESV / 19 helpful votes

After that you shall come to Gibeath-elohim, where there is a garrison of the Philistines. And there, as soon as you come to the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying.

Genesis 31:27 ESV / 19 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 68:4 ESV / 18 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!

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.

2 Samuel 6:5 ESV / 18 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.

Joshua 6:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

1 Corinthians 14:26 ESV / 17 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.

1 Chronicles 9:33 ESV / 17 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.

Joshua 6:20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city.

1 Corinthians 14:15 ESV / 16 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.

Genesis 4:21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Revelation 15:3 ESV / 15 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!

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.”

Acts 16:25 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Luke 7:32 ESV / 15 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.’

Daniel 3:15 ESV / 15 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?”

Daniel 3:7 ESV / 15 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 5:12 ESV / 15 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.

Psalm 150:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 15:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

They swore an oath to the Lord with a loud voice and with shouting and with trumpets and with horns.

Matthew 26:30 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Matthew 9:23 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 135:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 25:1 ESV / 14 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:

1 Chronicles 16:42 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Heman and Jeduthun had trumpets and cymbals for the music and instruments for sacred song. The sons of Jeduthun were appointed to the gate.

1 Chronicles 16:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Asaph was the chief, and second to him were Zechariah, Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, who were to play harps and lyres; Asaph was to sound the cymbals,

1 Chronicles 13:8 ESV / 14 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.

Leviticus 25:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land.

Exodus 15:20 ESV / 14 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.

Amos 5:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Hosea 5:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Blow the horn in Gibeah, the trumpet in Ramah. Sound the alarm at Beth-aven; we follow you, O Benjamin!

Ezekiel 26:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And I will stop the music of your songs, and the sound of your lyres shall be heard no more.

Jeremiah 48:36 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Therefore my heart moans for Moab like a flute, and my heart moans like a flute for the men of Kir-hareseth. Therefore the riches they gained have perished.

Jeremiah 31:4 ESV / 13 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.

Isaiah 30:29 ESV / 13 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.

Psalm 149:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 28:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

Job 30:31 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 15:22 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 16:23 ESV / 13 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.

Ephesians 5:18-19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

Joel 2:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; it is near,

Daniel 3:5 ESV / 12 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 144:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Psalm 105:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Psalm 101:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Psalm 66:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!

Psalm 33:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Nehemiah 12:27 ESV / 12 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 Chronicles 9:11 ESV / 12 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 15:28 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting, to the sound of the horn, trumpets, and cymbals, and made loud music on harps and lyres.

1 Samuel 16:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

One of the young men answered, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a man of good presence, and the Lord is with him.”

Revelation 14:2 ESV / 11 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 5:9 ESV / 11 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 Corinthians 10:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

Psalm 149:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 40:3 ESV / 11 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.

Job 38:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Ezra 2:41 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The singers: the sons of Asaph, 128.

2 Chronicles 29:25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he stationed the Levites in the house of the Lord with cymbals, harps, and lyres, according to the commandment of David and of Gad the king's seer and of Nathan the prophet, for the commandment was from the Lord through his prophets.

2 Chronicles 20:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God's.

1 Kings 10:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And the king made of the almug wood supports for the house of the Lord and for the king's house, also lyres and harps for the singers. No such almug wood has come or been seen to this day.

1 Samuel 15:1-35 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I have noted what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way when they came up out of Egypt. Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’” So Saul summoned the people and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand men on foot, and ten thousand men of Judah. And Saul came to the city of Amalek and lay in wait in the valley. ...

Numbers 10:1-10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Make two silver trumpets. Of hammered work you shall make them, and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for breaking camp. And when both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the entrance of the tent of meeting. But if they blow only one, then the chiefs, the heads of the tribes of Israel, shall gather themselves to you. When you blow an alarm, the camps that are on the east side shall set out. ...

Exodus 15:1 ESV / 11 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.

1 Corinthians 14:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If even lifeless instruments, such as the flute or the harp, do not give distinct notes, how will anyone know what is played?

Romans 12:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Psalm 104:33 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 18:39 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me.

1 Samuel 15:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 9 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Zechariah 4:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

2 Samuel 6:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:3 ESV / 8 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 8 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 13:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

Luke 10:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

Daniel 3:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You, O king, have made a decree, that every man who hears the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image.

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