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Genesis 4:21His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe.
Exodus 32:6And they rose up early the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings. And the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.
1 Samuel 16:16Let 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.”
1 Samuel 16:17So Saul said to his servants, “Provide for me a man who can play well and bring him to me.”
1 Chronicles 15:16David 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.
1 Chronicles 15:20Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play harps according to Alamoth;
1 Chronicles 16:5Asaph 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,
Job 40:20For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play.
Job 41:5Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a leash for your girls?
Psalms 33:3Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
Psalms 104:26There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.
Psalms 144:9I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
Proverbs 12:9Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.
Isaiah 11:8The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.
Isaiah 38:20The Lord will save me, and we will play my music on stringed instruments all the days of our lives, at the house of the Lord .
Ezekiel 16:34So you were different from other women in your whorings. No one solicited you to play the whore, and you gave payment, while no payment was given to you; therefore you were different.
Hosea 3:3And I said to her, “You must dwell as mine for many days. You shall not play the whore, or belong to another man; so will I also be to you.”
Hosea 4:10They shall eat, but not be satisfied; they shall play the whore, but not multiply, because they have forsaken the Lord to cherish
Hosea 4:12My people inquire of a piece of wood, and their walking staff gives them oracles. For a spirit of whoredom has led them astray, and they have left their God to play the whore.
Hosea 4:13They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains and burn offerings on the hills, under oak, poplar, and terebinth, because their shade is good. Therefore your daughters play the whore, and your brides commit adultery.
Hosea 4:14I will not punish your daughters when they play the whore, nor your brides when they commit adultery; for the men themselves go aside with prostitutes and sacrifice with cult prostitutes, and a people without understanding shall come to ruin.
Hosea 4:15Though you play the whore, O Israel, let not Judah become guilty. Enter not into Gilgal, nor go up to Beth-aven, and swear not, “As the Lord lives.”
1 Corinthians 10:7Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.”
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