Bible Verses about Dancing

Exodus 15:20

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.

Exodus 32:19

And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.

Judges 11:34

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.

Judges 21:21

And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

Judges 21: 23

And the children of Benjamin did so, and took them wives, according to their number, of them that danced, whom they caught: and they went and returned unto their inheritance, and repaired the cities, and dwelt in them.

Job 21:11

They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

Job 41:22

Strength dwells in his neck, And sorrow dances before him.

1 Samuel 18:6

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 music.

1 Samuel 18:7

And the women answered one another as they played (Danced), and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

1 Samuel 21:11

And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

1 Samuel 29:5

Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands,and David his ten thousands?

1 Samuel 30:16

And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.

2 Samuel 6:14

And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

2 Samuel 6:16

And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.

2 Samuel 6:21

 And David said unto Michal, It was before the Lord, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord, over Israel: therefore will I play (Dance) before the Lord.

1 Chronicles 13:8

And David and all Israel played (Danced) before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.

1 Chronicles 15:29

And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal, the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.

1 Chronicles 16:29-30

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Dance before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.

Psalm 30:11

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

Psalm 96:9

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: dance before him, all the earth.

Psalm 68:25

The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing (Dancing) with timbrels.

Psalm 149:3

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

Psalm 150:4

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Proverbs 8:30

Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing (Dancing) always before him;

Proverbs 8:31

Rejoicing (Dancing) in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

Proverbs 31:25

Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice (Dance) in time to come.

Ecclesiastes 3

(There is) A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Jeremiah 30:19

And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry (Dance): and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

Jeremiah 31:4

Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry (Dance).

Jeremiah 31:13

Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

Lamentations 5:15

The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

Zechariah 8:5

And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing (Dancing) in the streets thereof.

Matthew 11:17

And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

Matthew 14:6

But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

Mark 6:22

And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

Luke 7:32

They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

 Luke 15:25

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

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8 thoughts on “Bible Verses about Dancing

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  2. Thank you for posting this. As a dancer, dance educator and dance business owner I have been told that I am sinning by many churches which i know that I am not but after reading this I can give these bible verses and continue forward in finding my new church home. Thank you

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