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Want to know what the Bible says about singing? Here are 128 Bible verses about singing 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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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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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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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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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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Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”
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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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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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Isaiah 12:5 NIV
Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;
    let this be known to all the world.
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Romans 15:9 NIV
and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written:
“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
    I will sing the praises of your name.”
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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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Isaiah 42:10 NIV
Sing to the Lord a new song,
    his praise from the ends of the earth,
you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,
    you islands, and all who live in them.
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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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Mark 14:26 NIV
When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
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Hebrews 13:15 NIV
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.
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1 Chronicles 16:9 NIV
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
    tell of all his wonderful acts.
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Psalms 89:1 NIV
I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
    with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
    through all generations.
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Psalms 47:6 NIV
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
    sing praises to our King, sing praises.
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John 4:23-24 NIV
23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
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Isaiah 49:13 NIV
Shout for joy, you heavens;
    rejoice, you earth;
    burst into song, you mountains!
For the Lord comforts his people
    and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
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Exodus 15:2 NIV
“The Lord is my strength and my defense;
    he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
    my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
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