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Examples of a Sistrum from the Ancient World
In ancient times the Sistrum or rattle was a musical instrument used in processions.
The Bible mentions a lot regarding Praise and "Thanksgiving"
Psalms 100:4 - Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name.
Isaiah 51:3 - For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Leviticus 22:29 - And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer [it] at your own will.
Psalms 147:7 - Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
Revelation 7:12 - Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, [be] unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Nehemiah 11:17 - And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, [was] the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
Amos 4:5 - And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim [and] publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
1 Timothy 4:3 - Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
Leviticus 7:13 - Besides the cakes, he shall offer [for] his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.
Leviticus 7:15 - And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning.
Nehemiah 12:8 - Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, [and] Mattaniah, [which was] over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren.
Nehemiah 12:46 - For in the days of David and Asaph of old [there were] chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.
Jeremiah 30:19 - And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
Jonah 2:9 - But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay [that] that I have vowed. Salvation [is] of the LORD.
2 Corinthians 4:15 - For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
Philippians 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Colossians 2:7 - Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Psalms 95:2 - Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Psalms 107:22 - And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
Psalms 116:17 - I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
Psalms 26:7 - That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
2 Corinthians 9:11 - Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
1 Timothy 4:4 - For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
Psalms 50:14 - Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
Psalms 69:30 - I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Colossians 4:2 - Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
Leviticus 7:12 - If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.