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1 The Language of Praise in the Psalms Say Worship Offer Praise Exalt Praise Rejoice Proclaim Extol Bless Shout Tell Sing Be Glad Speak Exult

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

3 The Language of Praise in the Psalms Psa = 7.5% of OT 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%])

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

5 The Language of Praise in the Psalms Hebrew: halal, from which we get “hallelujah” in its imperative form. Usage: 88/156 [56%], esp. 106, , 117, 135, KEY WORDS Praise Image: bragging about God (corporate) ‘Pals’: thanks, rejoice, glad, exalt, bless Object: justice, word, God, creation, Jer.

6 The Language of Praise in the Psalms Hebrew: ydh—throw, confess, praise. Music is often the mechanism (33:2). Usage: 67/100 [67%], Psa 107 & 118 5x KEY WORDS Thanks Image: throwing attributes on God ‘Pals’ : boast, forever, hope, joy, name, love Object: righteousness, deeds, deliverance

7 The Language of Praise in the Psalms Hebrew: brk, God blesses his people, evil bless themselves, “I” bless YHWH Usage: 56/255 [22%]; 24x to Yhwh KEY WORDS Bless Image: To kneel (brk = knee); Psa 103, 134 ‘Pals’: praise or thanks (cf. 104), by prayer, song, or esp. kneeling. Object: counsel, security, food; the earth

8 The Language of Praise in the Psalms Hebrew: smch, 12x with gl ‘rejoice’ Usage: 51/156 [33%] KEY WORDS Be Glad Image: Its a party! Emotions & volume ‘Pals ’: joy, glad, exult, rejoice (often enemies, cf. 35, but more the righteous) Object: God’s strength, refuge, rescue, love

9 The Language of Praise in the Psalms Hebrew: zmr, instrumental singing, 98:5-6 Usage: 41/45 [91%] (47:6-7, 5x; 66:2-4) KEY WORDS Sing Image : boy band with yarmulkes; ‘new song’ ‘Pals ’: thanks, praise, glad, exult, shout Object : God’s power, righteousness, name, justice, works

10 The Language of Praise in the Psalms Hebrew: rnn, shout or sing loudly Usage: 26/54 [48%] KEY WORDS Shout Image : belt it out like a drunken sailor, ‘Pals ’: rejoice, glad, joy, sing, bless, play (often in series, 5:11; 32:11; 33:1; 95:1-2) Object : victory; often nature cries, 98:4, 8


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