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95 Bible Verses About Musical Instruments in Church

Here are 95 Bible verses about musical instruments in church 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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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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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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Psalms 33:3 KJV

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

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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 14:15 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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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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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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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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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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Psalms 150:3-4 KJV

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.

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Revelation 5:8-14 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; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

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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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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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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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Matthew 26:30 KJV

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

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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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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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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 47:1 KJV

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

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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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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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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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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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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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1 Chronicles 16:5-6 KJV

Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals; Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually before the ark of the covenant of God.

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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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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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Psalms 18:1 KJV

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

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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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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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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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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 33:2 KJV

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

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John 4:24 KJV

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

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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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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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Revelation 15:2-4 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. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

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Matthew 7:24 KJV

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

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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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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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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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Job 21:12 KJV

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

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Hebrews 13:15 KJV

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

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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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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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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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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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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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Ephesians 5:18-19 KJV

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

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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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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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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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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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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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Psalms 150:5 KJV

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

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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 71:22 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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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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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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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 101:1 KJV

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

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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 98:6 KJV

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

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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 68:4 KJV

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

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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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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 135:3 KJV

Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.

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Psalms 66:4 KJV

All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.

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Revelation 22:18-19 KJV

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

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2 John 1:9 KJV

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

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John 6:63 KJV

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

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Psalms 98:4 KJV

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

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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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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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2 Chronicles 29:30 KJV

Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.

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1 Peter 4:11 KJV

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

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1 Peter 2:9 KJV

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

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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 68:32 KJV

Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:

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1 Kings 4:32 KJV

And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.

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John 17:17 KJV

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

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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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