Psalm 100 Study – 7 Ways to Praise

Psalm 100 AMP
A Psalm of thanksgiving and for the thank offering.

1 MAKE A joyful noise to the Lord, all you lands!

2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come before His presence with singing!

3 Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name!

5 For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

From Psalm 100 and the word study below, we see 7 ways to praise the Lord:

  1. make a joyful noise in triumph
  2. serve with gladness – with exceeding joy, glee
  3. come before Him with ringing, joyful singing
  4. enter His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering
  5. into His courts with the praise of a new song
  6. be thankful with all your heart
  7. bless and affectionately praise His name as if kneeling to your King
Word Study: 7 Ways to Praise
From NetBible Ps 100:1 A Psalm of Thanksgiving[08426]
MAKE A joyful noise[07321] to the Lord, all you lands!
ruwa[07321]= shout aloud for joy in triumph

  • From NetBible Ps 47:1
    Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout[in joy][07321] to God with the voice of triumph[07440]!

    • voice of triumph[07440] = loud ringing cry or shout of joy
      *From [07442] = a creaking (or shrill sound) for joy
From NetBible Ps 100:2
Serve the Lord with gladness[08057]!
simchah[08057]= exceeding joy, glee, rejoicing

  • From NetBible Ps 16:11
    You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness[07648] of joy[08057]; In Your right hand there are pleasures[05273] forever.

    • fullness[07648] = satiety, abundance
    • pleasures[05273] = delight, singing, sweetly sounding, musical
  • From NetBible Ps 30:11
    You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed[0247] me with gladness[08057]

    • clothed[0247] = girded, encompass, equip
  • From NetBible Prov 10:28
    The hope of the righteous is gladness[08057]
  • From NetBible Zeph 3:17
    The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness[08057], He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing[07440].
From NetBible Ps 100:2
Come before His presence with singing[07445]!r@nanah[07445]= ringing cry, joyful singing
*From [07442] = a creaking (or shrill sound) for joy
From NetBible Ps 100:4
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving[08426]towdah[08426] = thank offering, sacrifice of praise
*an extension of the hand, i.e. (by implication) avowal, or (usually) adoration; specifically, a choir of worshippers:-confession, (sacrifice of) praise, thanks(-giving, offering).

  • From NetBible Lev 7:12
    If he offers it[peace offering] for a thanksgiving[08426], then he shall offer, with the sacrifice of thanksgiving[08426], unleavened cakes mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil, or cakes of blended flour mixed with oil.

    • sacrifice[02077] = the passover, thank offering, slaughter
      *From [02076] = to slaughter for blood sacrifice
  • From NetBible Ps 50:23
    He who sacrifices[02076] thank-offerings[08426] honours Me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.
  • From NetBible Ps 69:30
    I will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving[08426].
  • From NetBible Ps 26:6-7
    I will wash my hands in innocence; So I will go about Your altar, O LORD, that I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving[08426], And tell of all Your wondrous works.

From NetBible Heb 13:15
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.

      • sacrifice of praise[133] = a thank offering
        from [134] = to praise, extol, to sing praises in honour to God
      • fruit of lips[2590] = praises, which are presented to God as a thank offering
        *the soul is compared to a plant that is to bring forth fruit
      • give thanks[3670] = confess, acknowledge, declare, praise, celebrate
        from [3674] = persons assembled together

From NetBible Hos 14:2
Take words with you, And return to the LORD. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity; Receive us graciously, For we will offer the sacrifices[fruit] of our lips[as sacrificial bulls].

From NetBible Ps 100:4
into His courts with praise[08416]t@hillah[08416]= song or hymn of public adoration
*Associated with the new song

  • From NetBible Ps 22:3
    You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises[08416] of Israel.
  • From NetBible Isa 60:18
    you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise[08416].
  • From NetBible Ps 40:3
    He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise[08416] to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.
  • From NetBible Ps 149:1
    Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, His praise[08416] in the assembly of the saints.
  • From NetBible Isa 42:10
    Sing to the LORD a new song, His praise[08416] from the ends of the earth …
From NetBible Ps 100:4
Be thankful[03034] to Himyadah[03034]= to confess/acknowledge the name of God, especially to revere or worship with extended hands
*The giving of oneself in worship and adoration – absolute surrender.

  • From NetBible Psa 9:1
    I will give thanks[03034] to the LORD with all my heart[03820]; I will tell of all Your wonders.
  • From NetBible Psa 111:1
    Praise the LORD! I will give thanks[03034] to the LORD with all my heart[03824], In the company of the upright and in the assembly.
  • From NetBible Psa 138:1
    I will give You thanks[03034] with all my heart[03820]; I will sing praises to You before the gods.
  • From NetBible Prov 3:5-6
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart[03820] and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge[03045] Him, and He shall direct your paths.

    • with all your heart[03820] = inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding
      *a form of [03824] = the heart; also used (figuratively) verywidely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect;
    • acknowledge[03045] = to know, be acquainted with
      Heb “know him.” The verb יָדַע (yadah, “to know”) includes mental awareness of who God is and the consequential submission to his lordship. To know him is to obey him. The sage is calling for a life of trust and obedience in which the disciple sees the Lord in every event and relies on him. To acknowledge the Lord in every event means trusting and obeying him for guidance in right conduct.
From NetBible Ps 100:4
bless and affectionately praise[01288] His name. barak[01288] = to bless, adore, kneel
*to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration)

  • From NetBible Ps 34:1
    I will bless the LORD[01288] at all times; His praise[08416] shall continually be in my mouth
  • From NetBible Ps 63:4
    So I will bless You[01288] as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
  • From NetBible Ps 95:6
    Come, let us worship[07812] and bow down, Let us kneel[01288] before the LORD our Maker.

    • worship[07812] = to bow down, prostrate oneself before superior[God] in homage
  • From NetBible Ps 103:2
    Bless[01288] the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits—

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Related:
7 Reasons and 7 Ways to Praise
Psalm 100 – Seven Commands of Thanksgiving

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