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Want to know what the Bible says about music? Here are 199 Bible verses about music from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Ephesians 5:19 NIV
speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
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Colossians 3:16 NIV
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
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James 5:13 NIV
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
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Ecclesiastes 7:5 NIV
It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person
    than to listen to the song of fools.
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Proverbs 25:20 NIV
Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day,
    or like vinegar poured on a wound,
    is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
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Hebrews 2:12 NIV
He says,
“I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters;
    in the assembly I will sing your praises.”
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Philippians 4:8 NIV
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
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Amos 6:5 NIV
You strum away on your harps like David
    and improvise on musical instruments.
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Job 21:12 NIV
They sing to the music of timbrel and lyre;
    they make merry to the sound of the pipe.
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2 Chronicles 5:13 NIV
The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang:
“He is good;
    his love endures forever.”
Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud,
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1 Corinthians 14:15 NIV
So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding.
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Revelation 14:3 NIV
And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.
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Acts 16:25 NIV
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
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Daniel 3:15 NIV
Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand?”
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Amos 5:23 NIV
Away with the noise of your songs!
    I will not listen to the music of your harps.
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Exodus 15:1 NIV
Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord:
“I will sing to the Lord,
    for he is highly exalted.
Both horse and driver
    he has hurled into the sea.
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1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
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1 Samuel 16:23 NIV
Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.
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Isaiah 5:12 NIV
They have harps and lyres at their banquets,
    pipes and timbrels and wine,
but they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord,
    no respect for the work of his hands.
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Matthew 26:30 NIV
When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
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