Becoming A People Of Praise

I. The Hands of Praise – YADAH

Yadah: To revere or worship with extended hands. To hold out the hands. To throw a stone or arrow.

Psalm 67:3

II. The Exclamation of Praise – HALAL

Halal: To boast. To rave. To shine. To celebrate.

Psalm 69:30

Psalm 149:3

Psalm 150:1-6

III. The Music of Praise – ZAMAR

Zamar: To make music. To celebrate in song and music. To touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument

2 Kings 3:15-17

Psalm 144:9

Psalm 57:7-9

IV. The Expectation of Praise – TOWDAH

Towdah – an extension of the hand. A sacrifice of praise. Thanksgiving for things not yet received

Psalm 56:11-12

V. The Posture of Praise – BARAK

Barak – To kneel. To bless God (as an act of adoration). To praise. To salute. To thank.

Psalm 103:1-5

VI. The Songs of Praise – TEHILLAH

Tehillah: A hymn, a song of praise, a new song, a spontaneous song.

Psalm 22:3

VII. The Shout of Praise – SHABACH

Shabach: To address in a loud tone. To shout. To commend, glory, and triumph.

Psalm 63:3-4

Psalm 63:5

Application: The Practice of Praise

Psalm 119:164

Psalm 100:4-5

Psalm 150:1-6