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117 Bible Verses About Instruments

Here are 117 Bible verses about instruments from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Psalms 150:1-6 KJV

Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

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Colossians 3:16 KJV

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

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Ephesians 5:19 KJV

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

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James 5:13 KJV

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

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1 Chronicles 15:16 KJV

And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.

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Genesis 4:21 KJV

And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

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1 Chronicles 23:5 KJV

Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

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Hebrews 2:12 KJV

Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

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2 Chronicles 29:25 KJV

And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.

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Romans 15:9 KJV

And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

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Acts 16:25 KJV

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

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Matthew 26:30 KJV

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

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Amos 6:5 KJV

That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;

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Revelation 14:2-3 KJV

And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

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1 Corinthians 14:15 KJV

What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

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Job 21:12 KJV

They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

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2 Samuel 6:5 KJV

And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.

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Revelation 5:8 KJV

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

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Luke 15:25 KJV

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

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Mark 14:26 KJV

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

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Psalms 149:3 KJV

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

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Psalms 98:4-6 KJV

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.

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1 Corinthians 14:26 KJV

How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

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Acts 2:38 KJV

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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Psalms 33:2 KJV

Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

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Revelation 18:22 KJV

And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

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Revelation 5:8-9 KJV

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

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Acts 20:7 KJV

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

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Psalms 150:4 KJV

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

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Psalms 150:3 KJV

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

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Psalms 105:2 KJV

Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

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Psalms 81:1-2 KJV

Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

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Psalms 68:25 KJV

The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.

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Nehemiah 12:27 KJV

And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.

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2 Chronicles 7:6 KJV

And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.

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1 Chronicles 16:42 KJV

And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were porters.

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1 Kings 1:39 KJV

And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.

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1 Samuel 18:6 KJV

And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.

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Judges 11:34 KJV

And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.

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Exodus 15:1 KJV

Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

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Genesis 31:27 KJV

Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

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2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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John 3:16 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Revelation 15:3 KJV

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

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Revelation 15:2-3 KJV

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

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Revelation 14:2 KJV

And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

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1 Peter 1:23 KJV

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

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Colossians 3:17 KJV

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

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Romans 15:4 KJV

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

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Romans 12:1 KJV

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

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Romans 10:17 KJV

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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Acts 11:26 KJV

And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

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John 16:13 KJV

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

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John 4:23-24 KJV

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

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John 3:3 KJV

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

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Luke 15:21-25 KJV

And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Matthew 11:17 KJV

And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

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Matthew 9:23 KJV

And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,

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Joel 2:1 KJV

Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

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Daniel 3:5 KJV

That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:

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Isaiah 5:12 KJV

And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.

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Psalms 150:5 KJV

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

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Psalms 150:1 KJV

Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

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Psalms 144:9 KJV

I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

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Psalms 101:1 KJV

I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.

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Psalms 98:6 KJV

With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.

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Psalms 95:1 KJV

O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

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Psalms 92:3 KJV

Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

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Psalms 71:23 KJV

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

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Psalms 49:4 KJV

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

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Psalms 47:1 KJV

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

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Psalms 43:4 KJV

Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

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Psalms 40:3 KJV

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

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Psalms 33:3 KJV

Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

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Psalms 18:49 KJV

Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

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Psalms 18:1 KJV

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

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Romans 6:13 KJV

Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

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John 14:15 KJV

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

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Matthew 15:9 KJV

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

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Job 30:31 KJV

My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

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Ezra 3:10 KJV

And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel.

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2 Chronicles 34:12 KJV

And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and other of the Levites, all that could skill of instruments of musick.

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2 Chronicles 15:14 KJV

And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.

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1 Chronicles 13:8 KJV

And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.

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2 Samuel 23:1 KJV

Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

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2 Samuel 22:1 KJV

And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:

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Judges 3:27 KJV

And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in the mountain of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with him from the mount, and he before them.

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Leviticus 25:9 KJV

Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.

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Exodus 15:20-21 KJV

And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

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Revelation 14:3 KJV

And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

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Ephesians 5:17 KJV

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

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John 3:5 KJV

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

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Exodus 15:20 KJV

And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

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Habakkuk 3:19 KJV

The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

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2 Chronicles 5:13 KJV

It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;

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1 Samuel 16:23 KJV

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

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Psalms 137:2 KJV

We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

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Isaiah 38:20 KJV

The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.

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Psalms 87:7 KJV

As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

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Psalms 108:2 KJV

Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

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Psalms 98:5 KJV

Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

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Psalms 7:13 KJV

He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

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2 Kings 3:15 KJV

But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.

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Psalms 81:2 KJV

Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

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Amos 5:23 KJV

Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

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Psalms 61:1 KJV

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

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2 Timothy 2:21 KJV

If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

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Psalms 71:22 KJV

I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

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Isaiah 32:7 KJV

The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

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Psalms 55:1 KJV

Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

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Psalms 6:1 KJV

O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

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2 Chronicles 29:26 KJV

And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.

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Psalms 67:1 KJV

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

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Ezekiel 26:13 KJV

And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.

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1 Corinthians 14:7 KJV

And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

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Psalms 4:1 KJV

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

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