Sunday, October 10, 2010

Praise study

The New Testament Greek isn't nearly as colorful nor descriptive as the Old Testament Hebrew, so just a couple NT scriptures about praise, then a deeper look into the background the NT writers understood when they wrote about giving praise to God. With a lot of help from "Strong's Exhaustive Concordance"

Heb.13: 15. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Praise Greek-ah’-ee-nes-is= a thanks offering

1 Peter 2: 9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

Praises Greek – ar-et’-ay= valor, excellence (translated as both praise & virtue)



Psm 67: 3. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

3034: Romanized yadah

Pronounced yaw-daw'- a primitive root; used only as denominative from HSN3027; literally, to use (i.e. hold out) the hand; physically, to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively, to bemoan (by wringing the hands): KJV--cast (out), (make) confess(-ion), praise, shoot, (give) thank(-ful, -s, -sgiving).


Jerem.17: 26. And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the Lord.

8426: Romanized towdah

Pronounced to-daw'- from HSN3034; properly, an extension of the hand, i.e. (by implication) avowal, or (usually) adoration; specifically, a choir of worshippers: KJV--confession, (sacrifice of) praise, thanks(-giving, offering)


2 Chron. 20: (17-)22. And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

8416: Romanized thillah

Pronounced teh-hil-law'- from HSN1984; laudation; specifically (concretely) a hymn: KJV--praise.


Dan.2: 23. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter.

7624: Romanized shbach

Pronounced sheb-akh' - (Aramaic) corresponding to HSN7623; to adulate, i.e. adore: KJV--praise.

7623; Romanized sha bach

Pronounced- shaw-bakh’- to address in a loud tone

(ED. shout unto the lord)


Judges 5:2. Praise ye the Lord for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.

1288: Romanized barak

Pronounced baw-rak' a primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason): KJV--X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.


Psm.21: 13. Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.

2167: Romanized zamar

Pronounced zaw-mar' - a primitive root [perhaps ident. with HSN2168 through the idea of striking with the fingers]; properly, to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument, i.e. play upon it; to make music, accompanied by the voice; hence to celebrate in song and music: KJV--give praise, sing forth praises, psalms.

7. Psm.150:

1. Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

1984: Romanized halal

Pronounced haw-lal' a primitive root; to be clear (orig. of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence, to make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively, to celebrate; also to stultify: KJV--(make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal, make), fool(-ish, -ly), glory, give [light], be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, [sing, be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine.

Each usage of "Praise" above (Psm.150) are all 1984's! These Hebrews weren't Pentecostal holy rollers. They were just true worshipers of the one true God, and understood the kind of worship He deserves! You don't have to be Pentecostal to worship right! Less than the exhibition expressed above is also "right" but it ain't wrong to act Pentecostal, even if you're not!

1 Peter 2: 9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

Don't apologized for exuberance.

Psalms 34
1. I Will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
3. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

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