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Get Inspired by These Bible Verses About Dancing for the Lord!

There are many bible verses about dancing for the Lord. Dancing is often seen as a form of joy and celebration, and it can be a way to express our love and appreciation for God.

Dancing for the Lord is an important part of many Christian’s lives. In fact, many Bible verses mention dancing as a form of worship. Here are seven biblical verses that mention dancing.

Bible Verses About Dancing Before The Lord

Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 21 And Miriam answered them:

“Sing to the Lord,
For He has triumphed gloriously!
The horse and its rider
He has thrown into the sea!”

Exodus 15:20-21

Dancing can be a form of worship, as when Miriam and the other women danced before the Lord after freeing Israel from slavery in Egypt. It can also be a way to celebrate victory or joy, as when David danced after defeating Goliath.

Then David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod.

2 Samuel 6:14

David was a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14). He loved to worship the Lord with all his might. One of the ways David expressed his joy and love for the Lord was through dancing.

In 2 Samuel 6:14 this was an act of worship and celebration. David was so filled with joy that he couldn’t help but dance before the Lord.

Dancing is a way to express our joy and love for God. It’s a way to celebrate His goodness and grace. When we dance, we are saying, “Lord, You are worthy of all my praise! I am happy to serve You!

Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.

Psalm 149:3

The Bible is full of verses about dancing. Dancing is a way to express joy and happiness. In Galatians 5:22, Paul says “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,”. These are all things that can be expressed through dancing. In Isaiah 35:10 it says “And the ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” Dancing is a way to express our joy and happiness at being saved by God.

Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!

Psalm 150:4

Dancing is a form of worship that can be traced back to biblical times.

When we come together to worship God, it should be an expression of our entire beings. Our minds should be engaged in learning about Him and His ways. Our hearts should be full of love for Him and gratitude for all He has done for us. And our bodies should be moving and dancing in response to the joy that wells up inside of us!

God delights in our praises, no matter how we choose to express them. So let’s join together and give Him all we’ve got!

A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;

Ecclesiastes 3:4

Scriptures abound with references to the joy of dancing. In Psalm 150, for example, we read: “Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe. Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”

Dancing is also mentioned prominently in the book of Ecclesiastes. There, we read: “A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” (3:4). King Solomon goes on to say that there is a time for every activity under heaven, including dancing.

The Bible is clear that dancing can be a source of great joy.

“Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, And the young men and the old, together; For I will turn their mourning to joy, Will comfort them, And make them rejoice rather than sorrow.

Jeremiah 31:13

There are numerous scriptures in the Bible that reference dancing. In many cases, the act of dancing is seen as a sign of joy and celebration.

For example, in Isaiah 61:3, it is written “To grant unto them that mourn in Zion, Giving them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”

Here, God promises to give His people who are mourning a time of rejoicing and celebration. They will be given beauty for their ashes and the oil of joy instead of mourning. This is just one example of how God sees dance as a source of joy and hope.

“Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

Luke 15:25

This verse from Luke’s gospel is one of my favorites because it so beautifully captures the joy of a celebration. There’s something about music and dancing that just fills our hearts with happiness.

Notice that our Heavenly Father depicted as the father in this parable, threw a party that included dancing when the prodigal son returned home. When anyone comes home to the Father, God dances!

Dancing In The Bible

dancing before the Lord

In conclusion, many Bible verses about dancing can be applied to Christian worship.

Dancing can be a way of worshipping God with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength. It is an expression of joy and thanksgiving and can be a powerful way to connect with Him.

Let’s use our dance skills to glorify God and bring Him honor!

Pastor Duke Taber
Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.