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Gen 4:21

(NIV)
His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes.
(ESV)
His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.

Gen 31:27

(NIV)
Why did you run off secretly and deceive me? Why didn’t you tell me, so that I could send you away with joy and singing to the music of tambourines and harps?
(ESV)
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?

1Sam 1:24

(NIV)
After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the  Lord at Shiloh.
(ESV)
And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and she brought him to the house of the  Lord at Shiloh. And the child was young.

1Sam 10:3

(NIV)
‘Then you will go on from there until you reach the great tree of Tabor. Three men going up to worship God at Bethel will meet you there. One will be carrying three young goats, another three loaves of bread, and another a skin of wine.
(ESV)
Then you shall go on from there farther and come to the oak of Tabor. Three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one carrying three young goats, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine.

1Sam 10:5

(NIV)
‘After that you will go to Gibeah of God, where there is a Philistine outpost. As you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets coming down from the high place with lyres, tambourines, pipes and harps being played before them, and they will be prophesying.
(ESV)
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.

1Sam 16:16

(NIV)
Let our  lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the lyre. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes on you, and you will feel better.’

(ESV)
Let our lord now command your servants who are before you to seek out a man who is skillful in playing the lyre, and when the harmful spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will be well.”

1Sam 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.

(ESV)
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.

1Sam 25:18

(NIV)
Abigail acted quickly. She took two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five dressed sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred cakes of raisins and two hundred cakes of pressed figs, and loaded them on donkeys.
(ESV)
Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred loaves and two skins of wine and five sheep already prepared and five seahs of parched grain and a hundred clusters of raisins and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on donkeys.

2Sam 6:5

(NIV)
David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the  Lord, with castanets, harps, lyres, tambourines, rattles and cymbals.

(ESV)
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.

2Sam 16:1

(NIV)
When David had gone a short distance beyond the summit, there was Ziba, the steward of Mephibosheth, waiting to meet him. He had a string of donkeys saddled and loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs and a skin of wine.

(ESV)
When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of summer fruits, and a skin of wine.

1Kgs 10:12

(NIV)
The king used the almug-wood to make supports for the temple of the  Lord and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. So much almug-wood has never been imported or seen since that day.)

(ESV)
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.

1Chr 13:8

(NIV)
David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, tambourines, cymbals and trumpets.

(ESV)
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.

1Chr 15:16

(NIV)
David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.

(ESV)
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.

1Chr 15:20

(NIV)
Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah and Benaiah were to play the lyres according to alamoth,
(ESV)
Zechariah Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play harps according to Alamoth;

1Chr 15:21

(NIV)
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jeiel and Azaziah were to play the harps, directing according to sheminith.
(ESV)
but Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead with lyres according to the Sheminith.

1Chr 15:28

(NIV)
So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the  Lord with shouts, with the sounding of rams’ horns and trumpets, and of cymbals, and the playing of lyres and harps.

(ESV)
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.

1Chr 16:5

(NIV)
Asaph was the chief, and next to him in rank were Zechariah, then Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-Edom and Jeiel. They were to play the lyres and harps, Asaph was to sound the cymbals,
(ESV)
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,

1Chr 25:1

(NIV)
David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed this service:

(ESV)
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:

1Chr 25:3

(NIV)
As for Jeduthun, from his sons:
Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six in all, under the supervision of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied, using the harp in thanking and praising the  Lord.
(ESV)
Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with the lyre in thanksgiving and praise to the  Lord.

1Chr 25:6

(NIV)
All these men were under the supervision of their father for the music of the temple of the  Lord, with cymbals, lyres and harps, for the ministry at the house of God.

Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the supervision of the king.
(ESV)
They were all under the direction of their father in the music in the house of the  Lord with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the order of the king.

2Chr 5:12

(NIV)
All the Levites who were musicians – Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun and their sons and relatives – stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets.
(ESV)
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;

2Chr 9:11

(NIV)
The king used the algum-wood to make steps for the temple of the  Lord and for the royal palace, and to make harps and lyres for the musicians. Nothing like them had ever been seen in Judah.)

(ESV)
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.

2Chr 20:28

(NIV)
They entered Jerusalem and went to the temple of the  Lord with harps and lyres and trumpets.

(ESV)
They came to Jerusalem with harps and lyres and trumpets, to the house of the  Lord.

2Chr 29:25

(NIV)
He stationed the Levites in the temple of the  Lord with cymbals, harps and lyres in the way prescribed by David and Gad the king’s seer and Nathan the prophet; this was commanded by the  Lord through his prophets.
(ESV)
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.

Neh 12:27

(NIV)
At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres.
(ESV)
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.

Job 21:12

(NIV)
They sing to the music of tambourine and lyre;
they make merry to the sound of the pipe.
(ESV)
They sing to the tambourine and the lyre
and rejoice to the sound of the pipe.

Job 30:31

(NIV)
My lyre is tuned to mourning,
and my pipe to the sound of wailing.
(ESV)
My lyre is turned to mourning,
and my pipe to the voice of those who weep.

Job 38:37

(NIV)
Who has the wisdom to count the clouds?
Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens
(ESV)
Who can number the clouds by wisdom?
Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens,

Ps 33:2

(NIV)
Praise the  Lord with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
(ESV)
Give thanks to the  Lord with the lyre;
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!

Ps 43:4

(NIV)
Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God, my joy and my delight.
I will praise you with the lyre,
O God, my God.
(ESV)
Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God my exceeding joy,
and I will praise you with the lyre,
O God, my God.

Ps 49:4

(NIV)
I will turn my ear to a proverb;
with the harp I will expound my riddle:
(ESV)
I will incline my ear to a proverb;
I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.

Ps 57:8

(NIV)
Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
(ESV)
Awake my glory!
Awake O harp and lyre!
I will awake the dawn!

Ps 71:22

(NIV)
I will praise you with the harp
for your faithfulness, my God;
I will sing praise to you with the lyre,
Holy One of Israel.
(ESV)
I will also praise you with the harp
for your faithfulness, O my God;
I will sing praises to you with the lyre,
O Holy One of Israel.

Ps 81:2

(NIV)
Begin the music, strike the tambourine,
play the melodious harp and lyre.
(ESV)
Raise a song; sound the tambourine,
the sweet lyre with the harp.

Ps 92:3

(NIV)
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.
(ESV)
to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.

Ps 98:5

(NIV)
make music to the  Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
(ESV)
Sing praises to the  Lord with the lyre,
with the lyre and the sound of melody!

Ps 108:2

(NIV)
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
(ESV)
Awake, O harp and lyre!
I will awake the dawn!

Ps 137:2

(NIV)
There on the poplars
we hung our harps,
(ESV)
On the willows there
we hung up our lyres.

Ps 144:9

(NIV)
I will sing a new song to you, my God;
on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
(ESV)
I will sing a new song to you, O God;
upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,

Ps 147:7

(NIV)
Sing to the  Lord with grateful praise;
make music to our God on the harp.
(ESV)
Sing to the  Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on the lyre!

Ps 149:3

(NIV)
Let them praise his name with dancing
and make music to him with tambourine and harp.
(ESV)
Let them praise his name with dancing,
making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!

Ps 150:3

(NIV)
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
(ESV)
Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!

Isa 5:12

(NIV)
They have harps and lyres at their banquets,
pipes and tambourines and wine,
but they have no regard for the deeds of the  Lord,
no respect for the work of his hands.
(ESV)
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.

Isa 14:11

(NIV)
All your pomp has been brought down to the grave,
along with the noise of your harps;
maggots are spread out beneath you
and worms cover you.
(ESV)
Your pomp is brought down to Sheol,
the sound of your harps;
maggots are laid as a bed beneath you,
and worms are your covers.

Isa 16:11

(NIV)
My heart laments for Moab like a harp,
my inmost being for Kir Hareseth.
(ESV)
Therefore my inner parts moan like a lyre for Moab,
and my inmost self for Kir-hareseth.

Isa 22:24

(NIV)
All the glory of his family will hang on him: its offspring and offshoots – all its lesser vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.

(ESV)
And they will hang on him the whole honor of his father’s house, the offspring and issue, every small vessel, from the cups to all the flagons.

Isa 23:16

(NIV)
‘Take up a harp, walk through the city,
you forgotten prostitute;
play the harp well, sing many a song,
so that you will be remembered.’
(ESV)
Take a harp;
go about the city,
O forgotten prostitute!
Make sweet melody;
sing many songs,
that you may be remembered.”

Isa 24:8

(NIV)
The joyful tambourines are stilled,
the noise of the revellers has stopped,
the joyful harp is silent.
(ESV)
The mirth of the tambourines is stilled,
the noise of the jubilant has ceased,
the mirth of the lyre is stilled.

Isa 30:14

(NIV)
It will break in pieces like pottery,
shattered so mercilessly
that among its pieces not a fragment will be found
for taking coals from a hearth
or scooping water out of a cistern.’
(ESV)
and its breaking is like that of a potter’s vessel
that is smashed so ruthlessly
that among its fragments not a shard is found
with which to take fire from the hearth,
or to dip up water out of the cistern.”

Isa 30:32

(NIV)
Every stroke the  Lord lays on them
with his punishing club
will be to the music of tambourines and harps,
as he fights them in battle with the blows of his arm.
(ESV)
And every stroke of the appointed staff that the  Lord lays on them will be to the sound of tambourines and lyres. Battling with brandished arm, he will fight with them.

Jer 13:12

(NIV)
‘Say to them: “This is what the  Lord, the God of Israel, says: every wineskin should be filled with wine.” And if they say to you, “Don’t we know that every wineskin should be filled with wine?”
(ESV)
“You shall speak to them this word: ‘Thus says the  Lord, the God of Israel, “Every jar shall be filled with wine.”’ And they will say to you, ‘Do we not indeed know that every jar will be filled with wine?’

Jer 48:12

(NIV)
But days are coming,’
declares the  Lord,
‘when I will send men who pour from pitchers,
and they will pour her out;
they will empty her pitchers
and smash her jars.
(ESV)
Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the  Lord, when I shall send to him pourers who will pour him, and empty his vessels and break his jars in pieces.

Lam 4:2

(NIV)
How the precious children of Zion,
once worth their weight in gold,
are now considered as pots of clay,
the work of a potter’s hands!
(ESV)
The precious sons of Zion,
worth their weight in fine gold,
how they are regarded as earthen pots,
the work of a potter’s hands!

Ezek 26:13

(NIV)
I will put an end to your noisy songs, and the music of your harps will be heard no more.
(ESV)
And I will stop the music of your songs, and the sound of your lyres shall be heard no more.

Amos 5:23

(NIV)
Away with the noise of your songs!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.
(ESV)
Take away from me the noise of your songs;
to the melody of your harps I will not listen.

Amos 6:5

(NIV)
You strum away on your harps like David
and improvise on musical instruments.
(ESV)
who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp
and like David invent for themselves instruments of music,

1Cor 14:7

(NIV)
Even in the case of lifeless things that make sounds, such as the pipe or harp, how will anyone know what tune is being played unless there is a distinction in the notes?
(ESV)
If even lifeless instruments, such as the flute or the harp, do not give distinct notes, how will anyone know what is played?

Rev 5:8

(NIV)
And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.
(ESV)
And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense which are the prayers of the saints.

Rev 14:2

(NIV)
And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps.
(ESV)
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,

Rev 15:2

(NIV)
And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God
(ESV)
And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.
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