Psalms Bible Study Psalm 66
means to extend the hand. Leah named her son Judah, when at her birth she said, “This time, I will praise (
) the Lord.” (Gen. 29:35)
speaks of adoration. In Psalm 22 David says that God inhabits the
) of His people. In Hebrew, the Jews refer to theBook of Psalms as the
, the praises.
means to kneel, to bless God. It’s what David said in Psalm 103 when he said, “Bless the Lord, O my soul!”
means to shine, to boast – even to be clamorously foolish! In Psalm34, David says “My soul shall make her boast (
) in the Lord; thehumble shall hear and be glad.”
means to extend the hand and is used to express confession, praiseand thanksgiving. In Psalm 100 we read, “Enter into His gates withthanksgiving (
means to sing with instruments; more literally it probably meansto touch, as in touching the strings of an instrument with your fingers. In Verse 2 of this Psalm when David says “sing forth” he is really telling us to
is praise that addresses God in a loud tone. In Psalm 63, Davidsays, “Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise(
It’s important to know that almost all of these words speak plainly of an outwardaction. Knowing the particular word that the Psalmist uses in any given case willhelp us pick up important shades of meaning.