34 When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, who should come out to meet him but his daughter, dancing(A) to the sound of timbrels!(B) She was an only child.(C) Except for her he had neither son nor daughter.

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“After that you will go to Gibeah(A) of God, where there is a Philistine outpost.(B) As you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets(C) coming down from the high place(D) with lyres, timbrels,(E) pipes(F) and harps(G) being played before them, and they will be prophesying.(H)

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David and all Israel were celebrating(A) with all their might before the Lord, with castanets,[a] harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 6:5 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint (see also 1 Chron. 13:8) songs

25 In front are the singers,(A) after them the musicians;(B)
    with them are the young women playing the timbrels.(C)

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The joyful timbrels(A) are stilled,
    the noise(B) of the revelers(C) has stopped,
    the joyful harp(D) is silent.(E)

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I will build you up again,
    and you, Virgin(A) Israel, will be rebuilt.(B)
Again you will take up your timbrels(C)
    and go out to dance(D) with the joyful.(E)

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