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Although music is considered a “secular” art form in religion, artists sometimes love to channel their inner righteousness while creating music. 

VIDEO: Shyne “Psalms 68 (Guns & Moses) 

More recently, artists in hip-hop have been titling their diss tracks after Bible verses that share the word on how to deal with enemies and trespassers. 

Rapper Shyne recently dropped a diss against Cali rapper The Game titled “Psalms 68.” So GlobalGrind rounded up nine divine songs that are either titled after Bible verses, or have direct references to specific Bible verses. 

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From Pusha T’s Lil Wayne diss “Exodus 23:1” to Kanye West’s inconspicuous sample of Matthew 13:42 in G.O.O.D Music’s banger “Mercy,” GlobalGrind has all the Bible beats. 

Take a look at all the songs that reference Bible verses below!

Shyne- “Psalm 68 (Guns & Moses)”

Lyric: “You the big bad blood, what you scared for?/Shoot the butterfly off your face/Tell Jesus Peace and I will smile at your wake.”

Bible Verse:Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.”

Pusha T- “Exodus 23:1”

Lyric: “Beef is best served like steak well done/Get a gun in your face, bitch nigga/Beef will have you praying to God/Move your kids, have you hiding your mom.”

Bible Verse:Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.”

U2- “40” 

Lyrics: “I waited patiently for the Lord/He inclined and heard my cry/He lift me up out of the pit/Out of the miry clay.”

Bible Verse: Psalms 40- “I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”

Kanye West & G.O.O.D Music- “Mercy” 

Lyric: “Well, it is a weep/Explaining and a moaning and a gnashing of teeth/It is a weeping and a mourning and a gnashing of teeth/It is a – when it comes to my sound/which is the champion sound/Believe (believe!)”

Bible Verse: Matthew 13:43- “And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

DMX- “Lord Give Me A Sign” 

Lyric: “For this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord/And their righteousness is of me,” said the Lord/Amen, Lord give me a sign really need talk to you Lord.”

Bible Verse: Isaiah 54:17- “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”

Wyclef Jean- “John 3:16” 

Lyric: “What do you mean, John 3:16?/For God so loved the world, every man packs an M-16.”

Bible Verse:For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

India Arie- “Psalm 23” 

Lyrics:I’ve Seen Money come between my best friend and me/I’ve Seen Old friend become new enemies/I’ve Been Through a couple of litigations/I’ve Been Through character assassination.”

Bible Verse: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

Tupac Shakur- “So Many Tears” 

Lyrics: I shall not fear no man but God/Though I walk through the Valley of Death/I shed so many tears (if I should die before I wake)/Please God walk with me (grab a nigga and take me to Heaven)”

Bible Verse: Psalm 23:4 – “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

Marilyn Manson- “In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death” 

Lyrics: “We have no future/heaven wasn’t made for me/we burn ourselves to hell/as fast as it can be/and I wish that I could be a king/then I’d know that I am not alone.”

Bible Verse: Psalm 23:4 – “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”