What Does The Bible Say About Dancing?

What Does The Bible Say About Dancing?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 4 –  All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven. […] A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.

Ecclesiasticus 9:4 –   Use not much the company of her that is a dancer, and hearken not to her, lest thou perish by the force of her charms.

Mark 6: 22, 24-25 – For when Hero′di-as’ daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will grant it.” […] And she went out, and said to her mother, “What shall I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the baptizer.” And she came in immediately with haste to the king, and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.”

 

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