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Praise is found in the KJV of the Bible four hundred-eighty seven (487) times, and in two hundred fifty-nine (259) verses in many forms:

Old Testament (232 times) and New Testament (27)

Praise is an act of worship. It means to admire and extol something (idols) or someone (God). There are many books in the bible which expresses adoration and honor to the Lord, but there is one that tells us over and over again in the book of Psalms that God is worthy of praise. For example, “Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.” – Psalm 150:6

Below is a listing for your discovery on the beloved word called “PRAISE.”


Meaning for Praise

(v.) To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; — applied to a person or his acts.
(v.) To extol in words or song; to magnify; to glorify on account of perfections or excellent works; to do honor to; to display the excellence of; — applied especially to the Divine Being.
(v.) To value; to appraise.

(v.) Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation.

(v.) Especially, the joyful tribute of gratitude or homage rendered to the Divine Being; the act of glorifying or extolling the Creator; worship, particularly worship by song, distinction from prayer and other acts of worship; as, a service of praise.

(n.) The object, ground, or reason of praise.

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Concordance for Praise

God is worthy of    2 Samuel 22:4

Christ is worthy of    Revelation 5:12

God is glorified by   Psalm 22:23; 50:23

Offered to Christ    John 12:13

Acceptable through Christ    Hebrews 13:15

Is due to God on account of….

His majesty.    Psalm 96:1,6; Isaiah 24:14
His glory.    Psalm 138:5; Ezekiel 3:12
His excellency.    Exodus 15:7; Psalm 148:13
His greatness.    1 Chronicles 16:25; Psalm 145:3
His holiness.    Exodus 15:11; Isaiah 6:3
His wisdom.    Daniel 2:20; Jude 1:25
His power.    Psalm 21:13
His goodness.    Psalm 107:8; 118:1; 136:1; Jeremiah 33:11
His mercy.    2 Chronicles 20:21; Psalm 89:1; 118:1-4; 136:1-26
His loving-kindness and truth.    Psalm 138:2
His faithfulness and truth.   Isaiah 25:1
His salvation.   Psalm 18:46; Isaiah 35:10; 61:10; Luke 1:68,69
His wonderful works.   Psalm 89:5; 150:2; Isaiah 25:1
His consolation.    Psalm 42:5; Isaiah 12:1
His judgment.    Psalm 101:1
His counsel.    Psalm 16:7; Jer 32:19
Fulfilling of his promises.    1 Kings 8:56
Pardon of sin.    Psalm 103:1-3; Hosea 14:2
Spiritual health. Ps 103:3
Constant preservation.    Psalm 71:6-8
Deliverance.    Psalm 40:1-3; 124:6
Protection.    Psalm 28:7; 59:17
Answering prayer.    Psalm 28:6; 118:21
The hope of glory.    1 Peter 1:3,4
All spiritual blessings.    Psalm 103:2; Ephesians 1:3
All temporal blessings.    Psalm 104:1,14; 136:25
The continuance of blessings.    Psalm 68:19

Is obligatory upon….

Angels.    Psalm 103:20; 148:2
Saints.    Psalm 30:4; 149:5
Gentiles.    Psalm 117:1; Ro 15:11
Children.    Psalm 8:2; Mt 21:16
High and low.    Psalm 148:1,11
Young and old.    Psalm 148:1,12
Small and great.    Revelation 19:5
All men.    Psalm 107:8; 145:21
All creation.    Psalm 148:1-10; 150:6

Is good and comely    Psalm 33:1; 147:1

Should be offered….

With the understanding. Psalm 47:7; 1 Corinthians 14:15
With the soul.    Psalm 103:1; 104:1,35
With the whole heart.    Psalm 9:1; 111:1; 138:1
With uprightness of heart.    Psalm 119:7
With the lips.    Psalm 63:3; 119:171
With the mouth.    Psalm 51:15; 63:5
With joy.    Psalm 63:5; 98:4
With gladness.    2 Chronicles 29:30; Jer 33:11
With thankfulness.    1 Chronicles 16:4; Nehemiah 12:24; Psalm 147:7
Continually.    Psalm 35:28; 71:6
During life.    Psalm 104:33
More and more.    Psalm 71:14
Day and night. Revelation 4:8
Day by day.    2 Chronicles 30:21
For ever and ever.    Psalm 145:1,2
Throughout the world.   Psalm 113:3
In psalms and hymns &c. Psalm 105:2; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16

Accompanied with musical instruments    1 Chronicles 16:41,42; Psalm 150:3,5

Is a part of public worship    Psalm 9:14; 100:4; 118:19,20; Hebrews 2:12

Saints should….

Show forth.    Isaiah 43:21; 1 Peter 2:9
Be endued with the spirit of.    Isaiah 61:3
Render, under affliction.    Acts 16:25
Glory in.    1 Chronicles 16:35
Triumph in.    Psalm 106:47
Express their joy by.    James 5:13
Declare.    Isaiah 42:12
Invite others to.    Psalm 34:3; 95:1
Pray for ability to offer.    Psalm 51:15; 119:175
Posture suited to.    1 Chronicles 23:30; Nehemiah 9:5

Called the….

Fruit of the lips.    Hebrews 13:15
Voice of praise.    Psalm 66:8
Voice of triumph.    Psalm 47:1
Voice of melody.    Isaiah 51:3
Voice of a psalm.    Psalm 98:5
Garment of praise.    Isaiah 61:3
Sacrifice of praise.    Hebrews 13:15
Sacrifices of joy.    Psalm 27:6
Calves of the lips.    Hosea 14:2

The heavenly host engage in    Isaiah 6:3; Luke 2:13; Revelation 4:9-11; 5:12

Exemplified….

Melchizedek.   Genesis 14:20
Moses.   Exodus 15:1-21
Jethro.   Exodus 18:10
Israelites.    1 Chronicles 16:36
David.    1 Chronicles 29:10-13; Psalm 119:164
Priests and Levites.    Ezra 3:10-11
Ezra.    Nehemiah 8:6
Hezekiah.    Isaiah 38:19
Zacharias.    Luke 1:64
Shepherds.    Luke 2:20
Simeon.    Luke 2:28
Anna.    Luke 2:38
Multitudes.    Luke 18:43
Disciples.    Luke 19:37,38
The Apostles.    Luke 24:53
First converts.    Ac 2:47
Lame man.    Acts 3:8
Paul and Silas.    Acts 16:25

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Bible Encyclopedia for Praise

PRAISE
praz (tehillah, “psalm,” “praise,” todhah, “confession” “thanksgiving,” shabhach, “to praise” “glorify,” zamar, yadhah, “to stretch out the hand,” “confess”; aineo, epaineo, (epainos):

  1. Its Meaning:

The word comes from the Latin pretium, “price,” or “value,” and may be defined generally as an ascription of value or worth. Praise may be bestowed upon unworthy objects or from improper motives, but true praise consists in a sincere acknowledgment of a real conviction of worth. Its type may be seen in the representation given in the Apocalypse of the adoration of God and of the Lamb, which is inspired by a sense of their worthiness to be adored (Revelation 4:11; Revelation 5:12).

  1. With Man as Its Object:

Man may be the object of praise, and may receive it either from God or from his fellow-men. In the former case (Romans 2:29 1 Corinthians 4:5) the praise is inevitably just, as resting on a divine estimate of worth; in the latter case its value depends upon the grounds and motives that lie behind it. There is a praise which is itself a condemnation (Luke 6:26), an honor which seals the eyes in unbelief (John 5:44), a careless use of the epithet “good” which is dishonoring to God (Luke 18:19). This is the “praise of men” which Jesus warned His followers to shun as being incompatible with the “praise of God” (Matthew 6:1-4; compare John 12:43 Galatians 1:10 1 Thessalonians 2:6). On the other hand, there is a praise that is the instinctive homage of the soul to righteousness (Luke 23:47), the acknowledgment given to well-doing by just government (Romans 13:3 1 Peter 2:14), the tribute of the churches to distinguished Christian service (2 Corinthians 8:18). Such praise, so far from being incompatible with the praise of God, is a reflection of it in human consciousness; and so Paul associates praise with virtue as an aid and incentive to holy living on which the mind should dwell (Philippians 4:8).

  1. With God as Its Object:

In the Bible it is God who is especially brought before us as the object of praise. His whole creation praises Him, from the angels of heaven (Psalm 103:20 Revelation 5:11) to those lower existences that are unconscious or even inanimate (Psalm 19:1-4; Psalm 148:1-10 Revelation 5:13). But it is with the praises offered to God by man, and with the human duty of praising God, that the Scriptures are principally concerned. In regard to this subject the following points may be noticed:

(1) The Grounds of Praise.

Sometimes God is praised for His inherent qualities. His majesty (Psalm 104:1) or holiness (Isaiah 6:3) fills the mind, and He is “glorified as God” (Romans 1:21) in view of what He essentially is. More frequently He is praised for His works in creation, providence, and redemption. References may be dispensed with here, for the evidence meets us on almost every page of the sacred literature from Genesis to Revelation, and the Book of Psalms in particular, from beginning to end, is occupied with these themes. When God’s operations under these aspects present themselves, not simply as general effects of His power and wisdom, but as expressions of His personal love to the individual, the nation, the church, His works become benefits, and praise passes into blessing and thanksgiving (Pss 34; 103; Ephesians 1:3 1 Peter 1:3).

(2) The Modes of Praise.

True praise of God, as distinguished from false praise (Isaiah 29:13 Matthew 15:8), is first of all an inward emotion-a gladness and rejoicing of the heart (Psalm 4:7; Psalm 33:21), a music of the soul and spirit (Psalm 103:1 Luke 1:46 f) which no language can adequately express (Psalm 106:2 2 Corinthians 9:15). But utterance is natural to strong emotion, and the mouth instinctively strives to express the praises of the heart (Psalm 51:15 and passim). Many of the most moving passages in Scripture come from the inspiration of the spirit of praise awakened by the contemplation of the divine majesty or power or wisdom or kindness, but above all by the revelation of redeeming love. Again, the spirit of praise is a social spirit calling for social utterance. The man who praises God desires to praise Him in the hearing of other men (Psalm 40:10), and desires also that their praises should be joined with his own (Psalm 34:3). Further, the spirit of praise is a spirit of song. It may find expression in other ways-in sacrifice (Leviticus 7:13), or testimony (Psalm 66:16), or prayer (Colossians 1:3); but it finds its most natural and its fullest utterance in lyrical and musical forms. When God fills the heart with praise He puts a new song into the mouth (Psalm 40:3). The Book of Psalms is the proof of this for the Old Testament. And when we pass to the New Testament we find that, alike for angels and men, for the church on earth and the church in heaven, the higher moods of praise express themselves in bursts of song (Luke 2:14 Ephesians 5:19 Colossians 3:16 Revelation 5:9; Revelation 14:3; Revelation 15:3). Finally, both in the Old Testament and New Testament, the spirit of song gives birth to ordered modes of public praise. In their earlier expressions the praises of Israel were joyful outbursts in which song was mingled with shouting and dancing to a rude accompaniment of timbrels and trumpets (Exodus 15:20 2 Samuel 6:5, 14). In later times Israel had its sacred Psalter, its guilds of trained singers (Ezra 2:41 Nehemiah 7:44), its skilled musicians (Pss 42; 49, etc.); and the praise that waited for God in Zion was full of the solemn beauty of holiness (Psalm 29:2; Psalm 96:9). In the New Testament the Psalter is still a manual of social praise. The “hymn” which Jesus sang with His disciples after the Last Supper (Matthew 26:30) would be a Hebrew psalm, probably from the Hallel (Pss 113-118) which was used at the Passover service, and various references in the Epistles point to the continued employment of the ancient psalms in Christian worship (1 Corinthians 14:26 Ephesians 5:19 Colossians 3:16 James 5:13). But the Psalter of the Jewish church could not suffice to express the distinctive moods of Christian feeling. Original utterance of the spirit of Christian song was one of the manifestations of the gift of tongues (1 Corinthians 14:15-17). Paul distinguishes hymns and spiritual songs from psalms (Ephesians 5:19 Colossians 3:16); and it was hymns that he and Silas sang at midnight in the prison of Philippi (Acts 16:25 the Revised Version (British and American)). But from hymns and songs that were the spontaneous utterance of individual feeling the development was natural, in New Testament as in Old Testament times, to hymns that were sung in unison by a whole congregation; and in rhythmic passages like 1 Timothy 3:16 Revelation 15:3, we seem to have fragments of a primitive Christian hymnology, such as Pliny bears witness to for the early years of the 2nd century, when he informs Trajan that the Christians of Bithynia at their morning meetings sang a hymn in alternate strains to Christ as God (Ep. x.97).

See PERSECUTION.

(3) The Duty of Praise.

Praise is everywhere represented in the Bible as a duty no less than a natural impulse and a delight. To fail in this duty is to withhold from God’s glory that belongs to Him (Psalm 50:23 Romans 1:20 f); it is to shut one’s eyes to the signs of His presence (Isaiah 40:26), to be forgetful of His mercies (Deuteronomy 6:12), and unthankful for His kindness (Luke 6:35). If we are not to fall into these sins, but are to give to God the honor and glory and gratitude we owe Him, we must earnestly cultivate the spirit and habit of praise. From holy men of old we learn that this may be done by arousing the soul from its slothfulness and sluggishness (Psalm 57:8; Psalm 103:1), by fixing the heart upon God (Psalm 57:7; Psalm 108:1), by meditation on His works and ways (Psalm 77:11), by recounting His benefits (Psalm 103:2), above all, for those to whom He has spoken in His Son, by dwelling upon His unspeakable gift (2 Corinthians 9:15; compare Romans 8:31, 1John 3:1).

See also WORSHIP.

J. C. Lambert

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Greek and Hebrew Words for Praise

This is not an exhausted completed listing, but these words are here for your learning.

Greek Words

έπαινος

Greek English Translation is épainos

Aineo

Definition: to praise God, I praise
Scriptures: Luke 2:13, Luke 2:20, Luke 19:37, Acts 3:8,9; Romans 15:11, Revelation 19:5
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 134

Ainesis

Definition: to praise, commendation, a thanks-offering (sacrifice of praise) presented to God for some benefit received
Scriptures: Hebrews 13:15
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 133

Ainos

Definition: to praise, laudatory discourse
Scriptures: Matthew 21:16 (Psalm 8:3), Luke 18:43
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 136

Doxa

Definition: to honor, renown, glory splendor, an especially divine quality, the unspoken manifestation of God ie. Shekinah or Shechinah, exercising personal opinion which determines value – glory [Always good in NT]
Scriptures: Matthew 4:8, Matthew 6:13, Matthew 6:29, Matthew 16:27, Matthew 19:28, Matthew 24:30, Matthew 25:31, Mark 10:37, Mark 13:26, Luke 2:9, Luke 2:32, Luke 4:6
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 1391

Epaineo

Definition: I praise, I commend, I applaud
Scriptures: Luke 16:8, Romans 15:11, 1 Corinthians 11:2, 1 Corinthians 11:17, 1 Corinthians 11:22
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 1867

Epainos

Definition: to praise, enthusiasts acknowledge for what deserves praise
Scriptures: Romans 2:29, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 8:18, Philippians 4:8
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 1868

Eulogeo

Definition: to speak well of, praise, I bless, I am blessed, giving a blessing, to consecrate a thing with solemn prayers, to ask God’s blessing on a thing
Scriptures: Luke 1:64, James 3:9, Matthew 5:44, Matthew 8:7
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 2127

Eulogia

Definition: to praise, blessing, adulation, gift, fair or flattering speech, panegyric of God or Christ
Scriptures: Ephesians 1:3, James 3:10, Revelation 5:12, Revelation 7:12
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 2129

Hallelouia

Definition: hallelujah, alleluia (a adoring exclamation), praise ye the Lord
Scriptures: Revelation 19:1, Revelation 19:3,4; Revelation 19:6
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 239

Humneo

Definition: to sing a hymn, I sing, sing hymns to praise
Scriptures: Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26, Acts 16:25, Hebrews 2:12
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 5214

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Hebrew Words

שֶׁבַח

Hebrew English Translation is halal

Alaz

Definition: to rejoice, to exult, to jump for joy in praise to the Lord
Scriptures: Psalm 28: 7, Psalm 68:4, Psalm 98:4
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 5937

Barak

Definition: to kneel down, to bless God as an act of adoration
Scriptures: Psalm 34:1, Psalm 95:6, 1 Chronicles 29:20
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 1288

Gadal

Definition: to cause to be large , increase in estate, become, honor, or pride, advance, boast, bring up, exceed, lift up, magnify, promote, speak out proudly about God
Scriptures: Psalm 34:3, Psalm 69:30, Psalm 70:4
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 1431

Guwl

Definition: to spin around, under the influence of any violent emotion
Scriptures: Psalm 32:11, Psalm 35:9, Psalm 118:24, Proverb 23:24,25
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 1523

Guwl

Halal

Definition: to celebrate, or act clamorously foolish in your praise
Scriptures: Psalm 113:1-3, Psalm 150:1, Psalm 149:3
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 1984b

Karar

Definition: to dance, whirl; dancing
Scriptures: 2 Samuel 6:14, 2 Samuel 6:16
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 3769

Machowl

Definition: a round dance, dancing
Scriptures: Psalm 30:1, Psalm 149:3, Psalm 150:4, Jeremiah 31:13, Lamentations 5:15
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance:4234

Ruwa

Definition: to give your best shout like a trumpet ie. Glory! Hallelujah!; to blow an alarm with a joyful noise or battle-cry
Scriptures: Psalm 47:1, Psalm 65:13, Joshua 6:20
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 7321

Samach

Definition: to brighten up, cheer up, make glad or merry
Scriptures: Psalm 31:7, Psalm 48:11, Psalm 105:3
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 8055

Shabach

Definition: to shout, to address in a loud tone glorifying the Lord
Scriptures:
  Psalm 47:1, Psalm 145:4, Isaiah 12:6
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 7623b

Shebach

Word Origin: Aramaic (to shabach)
Definition: to adore, praise, to adulate
Scriptures: Daniel 2:23, Daniel 4:34
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 7624

Taqa’

Definition: to thrust; to clap hand in applaud rejoicing ie singing and clapping together
Scriptures: Psalm 47:1, Psalm 98:8
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 8628

Tehillah

Definition: to sing a new song unto the Lord, also in the gift of tongues as well.
Scriptures: Psalm 22:3, Psalm 33:1, Isaiah 61:3
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 8416

Teruah

Definition: an acclamation of joy or a battle cry, clangor of trumpets
Scripture: Psalm 27:6
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 8643

Todah

Definition: to lift our hands for future things that are unseen; thanksgiving
Scriptures: Psalm 50:14, Psalm 50:23
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 8426

Yadah

Definition: to willfully throw your hands up to praise with power
Scriptures: Psalm 63:1, Psalm 107:15, 2 Chronicles 20:21
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 3027

Yeda

Word Origin: Aramaic (to yadah)
Definition: to praise with power; to give thanks
Scriptures: Daniel 6:10
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 3029

Zamar

Definition: to sing, to praise; a musical word which is largely involved with joyful expressions of music with instruments
Scriptures: Psalm 21:13, Psalm 57:8-9, 1 Chronicles 16:9
Strong’s Hebrew Concordance: 2167

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Bible Verses for Praise

All of the Bible Verses for Praise found from the Old and New Testament of the Bible. Meditate upon the Scripture. Get them in your heart. Memorize them. Learn them.

Genesis 29:35 – And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.
Exodus 15:11 – Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
2 Samuel 22:4 – I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
2 Samuel 22:50 – Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.
1 Chronicles 16:25 – For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
1 Chronicles 16:36 – Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the Lord.
1 Chronicles 23:30 – And to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likewise at even:
1 Chronicles 29:13 – Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
2 Chronicles 5:13 – It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord;
2 Chronicles 7:3 – And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Chronicles 20:21 – And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Ezra 3:11 – And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the Lord; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.
Psalm 7:17 – I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.
Psalm 9:1 – I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
Psalm 9:2 – I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
Psalm 9:11 – Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
Psalm 18:3 – I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Psalm 18:49 – Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
Psalm 21:13 – Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.
Psalm 22:3 – But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
Psalm 22:22 – I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
Psalm 22:25 – My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
Psalm 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
Psalm 28:7 – The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Psalm 30:12 – To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Psalm 33:1 – Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
Psalm 33:2 – Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
Psalm 34:1 – I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 35:18 – I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.
Psalm 35:28 – And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
Psalm 42:5 – Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
Psalm 42:11 – Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Psalm 43:4 – Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
Psalm 43:5 – Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Psalm 44:8 – In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.
Psalm 45:17 – I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.
Psalm 47:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
Psalm 47:7 –  For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
Psalm 48:1 – Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
Psalm 48:10 – According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.
Psalm 50:23 – Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
Psalm 51:15 – O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Psalm 54:6 – I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.
Psalm 56:4 – In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Psalm 56:10 – In God will I praise his word: in the Lord will I praise his word.
Psalm 56:12 – Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
Psalm 57:7 – My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
Psalm 57:9 – I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
Psalm 61:8 – So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.
Psalm 63:3 – Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Psalm 63:5 – My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
Psalm 65:1 – Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
Psalm 66:2 – Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.
Psalm 66:8 – O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
Psalm 67:3 – Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
Psalm 67:5 – Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
Psalm 68:4 – Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him.
Psalm 68:32 – Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:
Psalm 69:30 – I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 69:34 – Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
Psalm 71:6 – By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
Psalm 71:8 – Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
Psalm 71:14 – But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
Psalm 71:22 – I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
Psalm 72:15 – And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.
Psalm 79:13 – So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.
Psalm 86:12 – I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
Psalm 88:10– Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
Psalm 89:5 – And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
Psalm 92:1 – It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:
Psalm 96:4 – For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
Psalm 98:4 – Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Psalm 99:3 – Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
Psalm 100:4 – Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalm 102:18 – This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord.
Psalm 102:21 – To declare the name of the Lord in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
Psalm 104:33 – I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
Psalm 104:35 – Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the Lord, O my soul. Praise ye the Lord.
Psalm 105:45 – That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the Lord.
Psalm 106:1 – Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalm 106:2 – Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can shew forth all his praise?
Psalm 106:12 – Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
Psalm 106:47 – Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
Psalm 106:48 – Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord.
Psalm 107:8 – Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalm 107:15 – Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalm 107:21 – Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalm 107:31 – Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalm 107:32 – Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
Psalm 108:1 – O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
Psalm 109:1 – Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
Psalm 109:30 – I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
Psalm 111:10 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Psalm 112:1 – Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
Psalm 113:1 – Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.
Psalm 113:3 – From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.
Psalm 115:17 – The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.
Psalm 115:18 – But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.
Psalm 117:1 – O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
Psalm 118:19 – Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord:
Psalm 118:21 – I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
Psalm 118:28 – Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
Psalm 119:7 – I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
Psalm 119:164 – Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Psalm 119:171 – My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
Psalm 119:175 – Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
Psalm 135:1 – Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of the Lord; praise him, O ye servants of the Lord.
Psalm 135:3 – Praise the Lord; for the Lord is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
Psalm 138:2 – I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Psalm 139:14 – I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Psalm 144:9 – I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
Psalm 145:2– Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
Psalm 145:3 – Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
Psalm 145:4 – One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
Psalm 145:10 – All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.
Psalm 145:21 – My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
Psalm 146:1 – Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.
Psalm 146:2 – While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
Psalm 147:1 – Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
Psalm 147:7 – Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
Psalm 148:1 – Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
Psalm 148:2 – Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
Psalm 148:3 – Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
Psalm 148:4 – Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
Psalm 148:5 – Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.
Psalm 148:7 – Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
Psalm 148:13 –  Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
Psalm 149:1 – Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
Psalm 149:6 – Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;
Psalm 149:9 – To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.
Psalm 150:1 – Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Psalm 150:2 – Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Psalm 150:3 – Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Psalm 150:4 – Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Psalm 150:5 – Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Psalm 150:6 –  Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
Proverbs 27:2 – Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Proverbs 28:4 – They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
Proverbs 31:28 – Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Proverbs 31:30 – Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:31 – Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Isaiah 12:1 – And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
Isaiah 12:4 – And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
Isaiah 25:1 – O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Isaiah 38:18 – For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.
Isaiah 38:19 – The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.
Isaiah 42:8 – I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Isaiah 42:10 – Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
Isaiah 43:21 – This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
Isaiah 61:3 – To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
Isaiah 61:11 – For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
Jeremiah 17:14 – Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
Jeremiah 20:13 – Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the Lord: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.
Jeremiah 31:7 – For thus saith the Lord; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
Jeremiah 33:9 – And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.
Jeremiah 33:11 – The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts: for the Lord is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the Lord.
Daniel 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.
Daniel 4:34 – And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
Daniel 4:37 – Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
Matthew 21:16 – And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
Luke 1:64 – And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
Luke 18:43 – And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
John 12:43 – For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Acts 16:25 – And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
Romans 2:29 – But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Romans 15:11 – And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
1 Corinthians 4:5 – Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
1 Corinthians 11:22 – What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? what shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
Ephesians 1:6 – To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Ephesians 1:12 – That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Ephesians 1:14 – Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Philippians 1:11 – Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Hebrews 2:12 – Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
Hebrews 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.
1 Peter 1:7 – That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
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;
1 Peter 4:11 – If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 19:5 – And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
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“I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.” – Psalm 7:17Verse 17. – I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness. Another abrupt transition – a song of thankfulness to Jehovah for giving the deliverance which the psalmist foresees, and considers as good as accomplished. And will sing praise to the Name of the Lord most high (comp. Psalm 8:1, 9, “How excellent is thy Name in all the earth!”). God is identified with his Name very commonly in Scripture, or, perhaps we should say, the Name of God is used as a periphrasis for God himself. Where God puts his special presence, he is said to “put his Name” (Deuteronomy 12:5, 21: 1 Kings 14:21; 2 Chronicles 12:13). His Name is “holy and reverend” (Psalm 111:19); “incense is offered unto it” (Malachi 1:11); it is “magnified for ever” (1 Chronicles 17:24); for it the temple is built (1 Kings 8:44); through it the godly “tread down their enemies” (Psalm 44:5); the “desire of men’s souls is to it” (Isaiah 26:8). (See also Psalm 92:1; Psalm 96:8; Psalm 99:3; Psalm 103:1; Psalm 105:1; Psalm 113:1; Psalm 115:1; Psalm 119:55; Psalm 145:1, 2, 21; Psalm 148:13; Psalm 149:3.)
“Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.” – Psalm 33:1Verse 1. – Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous (see the first clause of Psalm 32:11, of which this is almost a repetition; and comp. also Psalm 68:3; Psalm 97:12). For praise is comely for the upright. The Prayer-book Version gives the meaning, less literally, but in more idiomatic English, “For it becometh well the just to be thankful.”
“I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.” – Psalm 35:18Verse 18. – I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I win praise thee among much people. The promise is repeated (see vers. 9, 10); hut, as before, it is conditional on deliverance being granted, and intended to induce God to grant it, and to grant it speedily.
“And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.” – Psalm 35:28Verse 28. – And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long (camp. vers. 9, 10, and 18). David means to premise perpetual gratitude and thankfulness. He will not merely return thanks publicly, once for all, in the great congregation (ver. 18), but will continue to praise God always.
“Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me:
and to him that ordereth his conversation aright
will I shew the salvation of God.”
– Psalm 50:23
Verse 23. Whose offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God. As the wicked have their parting warning, so the godly have their parting encouragement. God is “glorified” (see ver. 15) by those who offer him praise from a sincere heart; and if a man will lay down for himself a straight path and pursue it, God will “show him his salvation;’ i.e. will bring him to peace and blessedness.
“In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” – Psalm 56:4Verse 4. ? In God I will praise his word; rather, through God; i.e. “with God’s help, by his grace,” I am ready to praise whatever sentence he pronounces, whatever flat goes forth from him. In God I have put my trust (so again, ver. 11). This is at once the refrain and the keynote of the psalm. In all dangers, in all troubles, whatever happens, whatever seems to be impending, the psalmist will never relinquish his trust in the Almighty. I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. This is the true martyr spirit. Compare our Lord’s words, “Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both body and soul in hell” (Matthew 10:28).
“In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.” – Psalm 56:10Verse 10. – In God will I praise his word; rather, through God (see the comment on ver. 4). In the Lord (rather, through the Lord) will I praise his word. Professor Cheyne looks upon this as “a feeble Jehovistic interpolation, which interrupts the refrain.” But other commentators see in it a certain force.
“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving.” – Psalm 69:30Verses 30-36. – In conclusion, the psalmist bursts out into praise. Confident of receiving the deliverance for which he has prayed, he anticipates it by at once offering thanksgiving (ver. 30). He then calls on others to rejoice with him, first on the poor and humble (vers. 32, 33), then on heaven and earth and their inhabitants generally (ver. 34). Finally, he delivers a confident prophecy of the continued prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem (vers. 35, 36). Verse 30. – I will praise the Name of God with a song. (For praise of the Name of God, see Psalm 7:17; Psalm 9:2; Psalm 29:2; Psalm 34:3; Psalm 66:1; Psalm 68:4, etc.) And will magnify him with thanksgiving. Thanksgiving had already, in Psalm 50:13, 14, been set above sacrifice.
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful to him, and bless his name.”
Psalm 100:4
Verse 4. – Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise. The mention of” gates” and” courts” points primarily to the temple worship, but the reference may be, as Professor Alexander suggests, “typical or metaphorical” rather than literal, and may extend to all the faithful and to all places of worship. Be thankful unto him; or,give thanks unto him (Revised Version). And bless his Name (comp. Psalm 96:2; Psalm 145:21).
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.” – Psalm 113:1Verse 1. – Praise ye the Lord (comp. Psalm 104:35; Psalm 105:45; Psalm 106:1, 48; Psalm 111:1; Psalm 112:1). Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the Name of the Lord. By “ye servants of the Lord,” all faithful Israelites are certainly intended; but the phrase need not be absolutely limited to them (comp. ver. 3).
“Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.” – Psalm 119:164Verse 164. – Seven times a day do I praise thee; i.e. repeatedly, an indefinite number of times (comp. Psalm 12:6; Psalm 79:11; Proverbs 24:16). Because of thy righteous judgments (comp. vers. 137, 160).
“Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.” – Psalm 135:1Verse 1. – Praise ye the Lord (comp. Psalm 104:35; Psalm 105:45; Psalm 106:1, 48; Psalm 111:1; Psalm 112:1; Psalm 113:1, etc.). Praise ye the Name of the Lord (comp. Psalm 113:1). Praise him, O ye servants of the Lord; rather, praise it; i.e. the Name.
“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.” – Psalm 145:3Verse 3. – Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised (comp. Psalm 48:1; Psalm 96:4). And his greatness is unsearchable; literally, and of his greatness there is no search (comp. Romans 11:33).
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights.” – Psalm 148:1Verse 1. – Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens; i.e. beginning at the heavens, making them the primary source from which the praises are to be drawn (comp. ver. 7). Praise him in the heights; in excelsis (Vulgate). In the upper tenons, or the most exalted regions of his creation.
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.” – Psalm 150:1Verse 1. – Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary. This is the right rendering, and not that of the Prayer-book Version, “Praise God in his holiness.” Israel is called upon to give God praise in his holy temple. Praise him in the firmament of his power; i.e. in the broad expanse of heaven, the sign and seat of his power.
“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” – Proverbs 31:30Verse 30. – SHIN. The writer confirms the husband’s praise by assigning to it its just grounds. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain. Chen, “favour,” may signify either the good will with which one is regarded, or gracefulness, beauty. As being in close parallelism with the next words, it is best taken as referring to loveliness of form. Mere gracefulness, if considered as a token of a wife’s work and usefulness, is misleading; and beauty is transitory and often dangerous. Neither of them is of any real value unless accompanied by religion. As the gnomic poet says –
Μὴ κρῖν ὁρῶν τὸ κάλλος ἀλλὰ τὸν τρόπον.
“Judge not at eight of beauty, but of life.” But a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. So we come back to the maxim with which the whole book began, that the foundation of all excellence is the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1:7). Such, too, is the conclusion of Ecclesiastes (Ecclesiastes 12:13), “Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Septuagint, “False are charms (ἀρεσκειαι), and vain is the beauty of woman; for a prudent woman is blessed, and let her praise the fear of the Lord.”
“To the praise of the glory of his [God’s] grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” – Ephesians 1:6Verse 6. – To the praise of the glory of his grace; with a view to praise being given to the glory of his grace. The purpose of grace quoad man, is to make him perfectly holy; quoad God, is to give to the universe a right conception of his grace, and draw forth corresponding tributes of praise. It is to show that Divine grace is not a limp, shallow attribute, but one of glorious riches, deserving infinite praise. The idea of the richness, fullness, abundance, of God’s grace is prominent throughout the Epistle. God desires to draw attention, not only to this attribute, but to the boundlessness of it – thus to draw the love and confidence of his creatures to himself and inspire them with the desire to imitate him (comp. Matthew 18:21-35). Wherein he abounded toward us in the Beloved. Two slight difficulties are found here – one in the text, the other in the interpretation. After χάριτος αὐτοῦ, some copies read ἐν ῇ, others ηης. A.V. follows the former; R.V. the latter. Ξαριτόω usually means to bestow grace; sometimes, to make gracious or beautiful. The former is more in accordance with New Testament usage (Alford) and with the tenor of the passage. The glory of the grace of which God desires to create a true impression is not an abstraction, not a glory hidden away in stone inaccessible region, but a revealed glory, a communicated glory; it is revealed in the grace wherein he abounded to us, or which he freely bestowed on us, in the Beloved. The grace bestowed on believers exemplifies the glorious quality of the attribute – its glorious riches. The connection of God with Christ in the bestowal of this grace, and of believers in the reception of it, is again noted by the remarkable term, “in the Beloved.” That the Father’s relation to Christ was one of infinite love is a fact never to be lost sight cf. His having constituted the Beloved One the Kinsman and Mediator of sinners shows the riches of the glory of his grace. “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he hot, with him also freely give us all things?” Our union to the Beloved, our participating in all the blessings of his purchase, our becoming heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ, further illustrates the glorious riches of his grace. “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!”
“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.” – Hebrews 13:15Verse 15. – Through him therefore let us offer the sacrifice (or, a sacrifice) of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips confessing to his Name.Θυσία αἰνέσεως is the designation in the ritual of the Law of the voluntary peace offering, offered by individuals on occasions calling for special thanksgiving (Leviticus 7:12). In the psalms it is used to express generally praise and thanksgiving (see Psalm 1:14, 23; 116:17. Θῦσον τῷ Θεῷ θυσίαν αἰνέσεως καὶ ἀπόδος τῷ ὑψίστῳ τὰς εὐχάς σου, etc.). In virtue of their participation in the true and complete Sin Offering, Christians may fulfill this part of the ancient symbolism, not occasionally, but “continually;” bringing to God, not fruits of the earth, but the “fruit of the lips” (an expression found in Hosea 14:2, where the LXX. has καρπὸν χειλέων ἡμῶν), i.e. continual praise, springing from thankful hearts. In the Eucharist especially (hence so called) such sacrifice is continually offered, over the one atoning Sacrifice which is pleaded and partaken cf. But not in communions only, but ever in their daily lives, such “sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving” is due. But, as the next verse reminds the readers, the “knit of the lips” is not enough; there is a further sacrifice of our own, whereby we must show that we are true partakers of Christ, and truly thankful.
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