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					 Speak               Tell                Bless
          Say           Exalt
                                 Offer Praise
 Proclaim
                    Worship
        Sing                           Praise
                   Shout
Extol                        Rejoice
         Be Glad                            Exult

               The Language of Praise in the Psalms
 ngd               spr                   brk
        amr          mzmr
                                    zmrh
  bsr
                     rnn
                                           hll
      shyr
                  rwa              dvr
ydh                           gl
         smch                               alz

             The Language of Praise in the Psalms
CONSTELLATIONS OF PRAISE            Psa = 7.5% of OT


  Speaking: Say (amr, 100/4337 [2%]),
  Speak (dbr, 56/1134 [5%]), report (ngd,
  20/366 [6%]), recount (spr, 36/107
  [34%]), tell (bsr, 2/15 [13%])

  Praise: Praise (hll, 88/156 [56%]), Thank
  (ydh, 67/100 [67%]), Bless (brk, 56/255
  [22%]), Be Exalted (4/4 [100%])

               The Language of Praise in the Psalms
CONSTELLATIONS OF PRAISE            Psa = 7.5% of OT
  Music: Instrumental singing (zmr, 41/45
  [91%] and mzmr 57/57 [100%]), Sing (shir,
  42/77 [55%]), Sing/shout for Joy (rnn,
  26/54 [48%])

  Celebration: Celebrate (gl, 19/49 [39%]),
  Exult (alz, 7/16 [44%]), Be Glad (smch,
  51/156 [33%]), Shout for Joy (rwa, 5/36
  [14%])

               The Language of Praise in the Psalms
KEY WORDS
                                      Praise
Hebrew: halal, from which we get
“hallelujah” in its imperative form.
Usage: 88/156 [56%], esp. 106, 111-13,
117, 135, 146-50 God, creation, Jer.
Object: justice, word,

‘Pals’: thanks, rejoice, glad, exalt, bless
Image: bragging about God (corporate)

              The Language of Praise in the Psalms
KEY WORDS
                                      Thanks
Hebrew: ydh—throw, confess, praise. Music
is often the mechanism (33:2).
Usage: 67/100 [67%], Psa 107 & 118 5x
Object: righteousness, deeds, deliverance
‘Pals’: boast, forever, hope, joy, name, love
Image: throwing attributes on God
              The Language of Praise in the Psalms
KEY WORDS
                                       Bless
Hebrew: brk, God blesses his people, evil
bless themselves, “I” bless YHWH
Usage: 56/255 [22%]; 24x to Yhwh
Object: counsel, security, food; the earth
‘Pals’: praise or thanks (cf. 104), by prayer,
song, or esp. kneeling.
Image: To kneel (brk = knee); Psa 103, 134
              The Language of Praise in the Psalms
KEY WORDS
                                     Be Glad
Hebrew: smch, 12x with gl ‘rejoice’

Usage: 51/156 [33%]
Object: God’s strength, refuge, rescue, love

‘Pals’: joy, glad, exult, rejoice (often enemies,
cf. 35, but more the righteous)
Image: Its a party! Emotions & volume
               The Language of Praise in the Psalms
KEY WORDS
                                          Sing
Hebrew: zmr, instrumental singing, 98:5-6

Usage: 41/45 [91%] (47:6-7, 5x; 66:2-4)
Object: God’s power, righteousness, name,
justice, works

‘Pals’: thanks, praise, glad, exult, shout
Image: boy band with yarmulkes; ‘new song’
                 The Language of Praise in the Psalms
KEY WORDS
                                       Shout
Hebrew: rnn, shout or sing loudly

Usage: 26/54 [48%]
Object: victory; often nature cries, 98:4, 8

‘Pals’: rejoice, glad, joy, sing, bless, play (often
in series, 5:11; 32:11; 33:1; 95:1-2)
Image: belt it out like a drunken sailor, 78.65
               The Language of Praise in the Psalms

				
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