The Hands of Praise:
1. YADAH (yaw-daw’): To revere or worship with ___________ hands. To hold out the hands. To throw a stone or arrow.
“May the peoples praise (yâdâh) You, God; may all the peoples praise (yâdâh) You. Psalm 67:3 “All your work praise (yâdâh) you, Lord; your faithful people extol you.”
“In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise (yâdâh) your name forever.” Psalm 44:8
Other Scriptures: 1 Kings 8:22, Psalm 28:2, Psalm 63:4, Psalm 88:9, Psalm 134:2, Psalm 141:2, Psalm 143:6.
The Celebration of Praise:
2. HALAL (haw-lal’): To boast. To Rave. To shine. To celebrate. To be clamorously ___________.
“Let them praise (hâlal) His name with dancing and make music to Him
with timbres and harp.” Psalm 149:3
“I will praise (hâlal) God’s name in song.” Psalm 22:22
“I will declare Your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise (hâlal) You.” Psalm 109:30
“Let everything that has breath praise (hâlal) the Lord. Psalm 150:6
Other Scriptures: Psalm 150, Luke 15:23-24, Ecclesiastes 3:4, Philippians 4:4, Psalm 30:11, Acts 3:8.
The Music of Praise:
3. ZAMAR (zaw-mar’): To make music. To celebrate in______________. To touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument.”
“I will sing a new song to You O God; On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises (Zâmar) to You. Psalm 144:9
Other Scriptures: Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16, Psalm 33:1-4, 1 Samuel 16:23, Psalm 150:4, Psalm 144:9, Psalm 101:1.
The Expectation of Praise:
4. TOWDAH (to-daw’): An extension of the hand. Thanksgiving. A Confession. A sacrifice of praise. Thanksgiving for things not yet ______________. A Choir of worshippers.
“In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Vows made to You are binding upon me, O God; I will render praises (tôwdâh) to You.” Psalm 56:11-12
Other Scriptures: Psalm 141: 2, Psalm 88:9, Hebrews 11:6, 1 Corinthians 2:5, Habakkuk 3:2, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Psalm 121:1-2, Psalm 20:7
The Posture of Praise:
5. BARAK (baw-rak’): To kneel. To bless God (as an act of _____________________). To praise. To salute. To thank.
“Yea, all kings shall fall down before Him: all nations shall serve him… And He shall live, and to Him shall be given all gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for Him continually; and daily shall He be praised (bârak).” Psalm 72:11, 15
Praise (bârak) the Lord, my soul; All my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise (bârak) the Lord, my soul, And forget not all his benefits…
Praise (bârak) the Lord, my soul, You mighty ones who do his bidding, Who obey his word. Praise (bârak) the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.
Praise (bârak) the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion.
Praise (bârak) the Lord, my soul. Psalm 103:1-2,20-22
Other Scriptures: Psalm 96:6, Ezekiel 3:23, Ephesians 3:14, Daniel 6:10, Ezra 9:5, Romans 14:11, Acts 20:36, Revelation 7:11.
The Song of Praise:
6. TEHILLA (teh-hil-law): Laudation. A hymn. A song of praise. A ______ song. A spontaneous song.
“But you are holy, Enthroned on the praises (tehillâh) of Israel.” Psalm 22:3
“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise (tehillâh) to our God; many will see and fear and will trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise (tehillâh); give thanks to him and praise (bârak) His name.” Psalm 100:4
Other Scriptures: Psalm 33:3, Psalm 144:9, Revelation 13:3, Revelation 5:9
The Shout of Praise:
7. SHABACH ( shaw-bakh’): To address in a _____ tone. To shout. To commend, glory, and triumph.
“One generation shall praise(shâbach) Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4
“Praise the Lord all you nations, Praise (shâbach) him, all you people of the earth.” Psalm 117: 1
Other Scriptures: Psalm 98:4, Psalm 71:23, Psalm 35:27, Psalm 66:1-2, Joshua 6:20, Ezra 3:11, Isaiah 12:6