An extension of the hand; adoration; a choir of worshippers.
Ps. 42:4 'These things I remember, and I pour out my
soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the
house of God, with the voice of joy and praise
[thanksgiving] a multitude keeping festival.'
Ps. 50:23 'He who offers a sacrifice of praise honors Me, and to him who orders his way
aright I shall show the salvation of God.'
Jos. 7:19 'Then Josua said to Achan, "my son, I
implore you, give glory to the Lord, the God of Israel, make
confession to Him; and tell me what you have done. Do not hide it from
Ezr. 10:11 'Now, therefore, make
confession to the Lord God of your fathers, and do His will; and separate
yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives.'
Praise seems to involve confession: we need to be honest before Him to
come into His presence. It is interesting to observe that the Old Testament uses only two
words for confession, yadah and todah. That both these words are also translated 'praise'
is worthy of note.
Jer. 17:26 '
bringing burnt offerings,
sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, and bringing sacrifices
of praise to the house of the Lord.'
Jer. 33:11 '
those who bring a thank offering.'
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