Jesus – In Praise & Worship (Part 2)

Sunday, June 9, 2024


1. HALAL – to boast, glory, celebrate clamorously or be loudly foolish. To act madly before the Lord.

Psalm 149:3 – Let them praise (halal) his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.

Psalm 69:30a, 34 (NKJV) – I will praise (halal) the name of God with a song. Let heaven and earth praise (halal) Him, the seas, and everything that moves in them.

2 Samuel 6: 21-22 – I will celebrate before the Lord. 22 I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes.

Psalm 150 – This is the last of 5 “Hallelujah Psalms” where we get this word HALLELUJAH. 

1 HALLELUJAH! Praise the Lord (halal). Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord (Hallelujah!)

2. YADAH – To revere or worship with extended hands…to hold out the hands…to throw a stone or an arrow.

Psalm 35:18 (NKJV) – I will give You thanks (Yadah) in the great assembly; I will praise (Yadah) You among many people. 

Psalm 67:3 – May the peoples praise (Yadah) you, God; may all the peoples praise (Yadah) you.

3. TOWDAH – thanksgiving, thank offering, a sacrifice of praise, a choir of worshippers.  An extension of the hands. A confession. Thanksgiving for things not yet received.

Psalm 50:23a (NIV) – “Whoever offers praise (towdah) glorifies Me.”

Psalm 107:22 (NIV) – Let them sacrifice thank offerings (towdah), and tell of His works with songs of Joy.

Psalm 56:11-12 – I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? 12 I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and will offer a sacrifice of thanks (Towdah) for your help.

Ephesians 5:19 – 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

4. ZAMAR – To make music. To celebrate in song. To sing and give praise while plucking the strings of an instrument.

Psalm 33:3 (NKJV) – Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully (zamar) with a shout of joy.

Psalm 71:23a (NKJV) – My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing (zamar) to You.

1 Samuel 16:14-23 (GOD’S WORD Translation) – 14 Now, the Lord’s Spirit had left Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him. 15 Saul’s officials told him, “An evil spirit from God is tormenting you. 16 Your Majesty, why don’t you command us to look for a man who can play the lyre well? When the evil spirit from God comes to you, he’ll strum a tune, and you’ll feel better.” 17 Saul told his officials, “Please find me a man who can play well and bring him to me.” 18 One of the officials said, “I know one of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem who can play well. He’s a courageous man and a warrior. He has a way with words, he is handsome, and the Lord is with him.” 19 Saul sent messengers to Jesse to say, “Send me your son David, who is with the sheep.” 20 Jesse took six bushels of bread, a full wineskin, and a young goat and sent them with his son David to Saul. 21 David came to Saul and served him. Saul loved him very much and made David his armorbearer. 22 Saul sent ⌞this message⌟ to Jesse, “Please let David stay with me because I have grown fond of him.” 23 Whenever God’s spirit came to Saul, David took the lyre and strummed a tune. Saul got relief ⌞from his terror, and felt better, and the evil spirit left him.

5. TEHILLAH – glory, celebrate praise-worthy deeds enthusiastically with song. A Hymn, a song of praise, a new song, a spontaneous song.

Psalm 22:3 (NKJV) – But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises (Tehillla) of Israel. When God’s people sing a new song!

Psalm 33:1b (NKJV)- Praise (tehilla) from the upright is beautiful.

Isaiah 61:3 (NKJV) – To give them … the garment of praise (tehilla) for the spirit of heaviness.

6. BARAK – to bless God as an adoration, to praise, to kneel.

Psalm 95:6b (NKJV) – Let us kneel (barak) before the Lord our Maker.

Psalm 103:1a (NKJV) – Bless (barak) the Lord, Oh my soul.

Psalm 72:15b (NKJV) – And daily He shall be praised (barak).

7. SHABACH – to praise, to shout and proclaim with a loud voice, to boast in the Lord. To address with Glory & Triumph.

Psalm 63:3 (KJV) – Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise (shabach) You.

Psalm 145:4 (NKJV) – One generation shall praise (shabach) Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.

There’s one Psalm that, is at the heart of all of these MANY different types of PRAISE.


When any one of these acts of praise are released, OUR GOD SHOWS UP!!

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