'Praise' in the Bible
Again she conceived and gave birth to a [fourth] son, and she said, “Now I will praise the Lord.” So she named him Judah; then [for a time] she stopped bearing [children].
“Judah, you are the one whom your brothers shall praise;Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies;Your father’s sons shall bow down to you.
“The Lord is my strength and my song,And He has become my salvation;This is my God, and I will praise Him;My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
In the fourth year all the fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the Lord.
“God has not observed wickedness in Jacob [for he is forgiven],Nor has He seen trouble in Israel.The Lord their God is with Israel,And the shout of their King is among the people.
He is your praise and glory; He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which you have seen with your own eyes.
and that He will set you high above all the nations which He has made, for praise, fame, and honor: and that you shall be a holy people [set apart and consecrated] to the Lord your God, just as He has spoken.”
“Hear, O kings; listen, O rulers!I will sing to the Lord,I will sing praise to the Lord, the God of Israel.
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;Speak of all His wonders.
Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation;Gather us together and rescue us from the nations,That we may give thanks to Your holy name,And glory in Your praise.”
and 4,000 were gatekeepers, and 4,000 [musicians] were to praise the Lord with the instruments which David made for giving praise.
They are to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord, and likewise at evening,
Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with the lyre in thanksgiving and praise to the Lord.
Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.
Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless (praise, thank) the Lord your God.” And all the assembly blessed the Lord, the God of their fathers, and bowed down and honored the Lord and to the king [as His earthly representative].
The priests stood at their posts [ready for service], and the Levites also, with the musical instruments of the Lord which King David had made to praise the Lord, saying, “For His lovingkindness and mercy endure forever,” whenever David offered praise through their ministry. The priests were opposite the Levites blowing the trumpets and all Israel was standing.
Now in accordance with the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their duties of praise and ministering and serving before the priests as every day required, and the gatekeepers by their divisions at every gate; for David the man of God had so commanded.
The Levites, from the sons of the Kohathites and the sons of the Korahites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel, with a very loud voice.
When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the Lord and those who praised Him in their holy (priestly) attire, as they went out before the army and said, “Praise and give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever.”
When they began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were struck down [in defeat].
She looked, and there was the [young] king, standing by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the trumpeters were beside him. And all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and the singers with their musical instruments were directing the [singing of] praise. Then Athaliah tore her clothes and cried, “Treason! Treason!”
And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests, and the Levites by their divisions, each in accordance with his service, both the priests and Levites, for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister and to give thanks and to praise in the gates of the camp of the Lord.
Now when the builders had laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with their cymbals, to praise the Lord in accordance with the directions of David king of Israel.
Then the Levites—Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah—said, “Stand up and bless (praise, honor) the Lord your God from everlasting to everlasting.May Your glorious name be blessedAnd exalted above all blessing and praise.”
The heads of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, and their brothers opposite them, to praise and to give thanks, as commanded by David the man of God, [one] division [singing] in response to [the men in the opposite] division.
For in the days of David and Asaph, in ancient times, there were leaders of singers, songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving to God.
“[If you can do all this, Job, proving your divine power] then I [God] will also praise you and acknowledgeThat your own right hand can save you.
I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness and justice,And I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
I will give thanks and praise the Lord, with all my heart;I will tell aloud all Your wonders and marvelous deeds.
I will rejoice and exult in you;I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Be exalted, Lord, in Your strength;We will sing and praise Your power.
I will tell of Your name to my countrymen;In the midst of the congregation I will praise You.
You who fear the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence], praise Him!All you descendants of Jacob, honor Him.Fear Him [with submissive wonder], all you descendants of Israel.
My praise will be of You in the great assembly.I will pay my vows [made in the time of trouble] before those who [reverently] fear Him.
The afflicted will eat and be satisfied;Those who [diligently] seek Him and require Him [as their greatest need] will praise the Lord.May your hearts live forever!
The Lord is my strength and my [impenetrable] shield;My heart trusts [with unwavering confidence] in Him, and I am helped;Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,And with my song I shall thank Him and praise Him.
“What profit is there in my blood (death), if I go down to the pit (grave)?Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness [to man]?
That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent.O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones;Praise is becoming and appropriate for those who are upright [in heart—those with moral integrity and godly character].
I will bless the Lord at all times;His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
I will give You thanks in the great congregation;I will praise You among a mighty people.
And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness (justice),And Your praise all the day long.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;Many will see and fear [with great reverence]And will trust confidently in the Lord.
These things I [vividly] remember as I pour out my soul;How I used to go along before the great crowd of people and lead them in procession to the house of God [like a choirmaster before his singers, timing the steps to the music and the chant of the song],With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a great crowd keeping a festival.
Why are you in despair, O my soul?And why have you become restless and disturbed within me?Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall again praise HimFor the help of His presence.
Why are you in despair, O my soul?Why have you become restless and disquieted within me?Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him,The help of my countenance and my God.
Then I will go to the altar of God,To God, my exceeding joy;With the lyre I will praise You, O God, my God!
Why are you in despair, O my soul?And why are you restless and disturbed within me?Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall again praise Him,The help of my [sad] countenance and my God.
I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations;Therefore the peoples will praise and give You thanks forever and ever.
As is Your name, O God,So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;Your right hand is full of righteousness (rightness, justice).
Though while he lives he counts himself happy and prosperous—And though people praise you when you do well for yourself—
“He who offers a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving honors Me;And to him who orders his way rightly [who follows the way that I show him],I shall show the salvation of God.”
O Lord, open my lips,That my mouth may declare Your praise.
With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to You;I will give thanks and praise Your name, O Lord, for it is good.
In God, whose word I praise;In God I have put my trust;I shall not fear.What can mere man do to me?
Your vows are binding upon me, O God;I will give thank offerings to You.
I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the people;I will sing praises to You among the nations.
So I will sing praise to Your name forever,Paying my vows day by day.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,My lips shall praise You.
My soul [my life, my very self] is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,And my mouth offers praises [to You] with joyful lips.
The righteous will rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in Him;All the upright in heart will glory and offer praise.
To You belongs silence [the submissive wonder of reverence], and [it bursts into] praise in Zion, O God;And to You the vow shall be performed.
Sing of the honor and glory and magnificence of His name;Make His praise glorious.
“All the earth will [bow down to] worship You [in submissive wonder],And will sing praises to You;They will praise Your name in song.” Selah.
Bless our God, O peoples,And make the sound of His praise be heard abroad,
I cried aloud to Him;He was highly praised with my tongue.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;Let all the peoples praise You.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;Let all the peoples praise You.
Bless God in the congregations, [give thanks, gratefully praise Him],The Lord, you who are from [Jacob] the fountain of Israel.
I will praise the name of God with songAnd magnify Him with thanksgiving.
Let heaven and earth praise Him,The seas and everything that moves in them.
Upon You have I relied and been sustained from my birth;You are He who took me from my mother’s womb and You have been my benefactor from that day.My praise is continually of You.
My mouth is filled with Your praiseAnd with Your glory all day long.
But as for me, I will wait and hope continually,And will praise You yet more and more.
I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord God [and in His strength];I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.
I will also praise You with the harp,Your truth and faithfulness, O my God;To You I will sing praises with the lyre,O Holy One of Israel.
So may he live, and may the gold of Sheba be given to him;And let them pray for him continually;Let them bless and praise him all day long.
Let not the oppressed return dishonored;Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.
We give thanks and praise to You, O God, we give thanks,For Your [wonderful works declare that Your] name is near;People declare Your wonders.
For the wrath of man shall praise You;With a remnant of wrath You will clothe and arm Yourself.
So we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture,Will give You thanks forever;We will declare and publish Your praise from generation to generation.
I will give thanks and praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart;And will glorify Your name forevermore.
Will You perform wonders for the dead?Shall the departed spirits arise and praise You? Selah.
The heavens (angels) praise Your wonders, O Lord,Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
The north and the south, You have created them;Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
Let us come before His presence with a song of thanksgiving;Let us shout joyfully to Him with songs.
O come, let us worship and bow down,Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker [in reverent praise and prayer].
Sing to the Lord, bless His name;Proclaim good news of His salvation from day to day.
Let them [reverently] praise Your great and awesome name;Holy is He.
Enter His gates with a song of thanksgivingAnd His courts with praise.Be thankful to Him, bless and praise His name.
Let this be recorded for the generation to come,That a people yet to be created will praise the Lord.
So that people may declare the name of the Lord in ZionAnd His praise in Jerusalem,
Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name.
Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,And do not forget any of His benefits;
Bless the Lord, you His angels,You mighty ones who do His commandments,Obeying the voice of His word!
Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,You who serve Him and do His will.
Bless the Lord, all you works of His, in all places of His dominion;Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul!
Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul!O Lord my God, You are very great;You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
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