Posts Tagged ‘Don’t let the Rocks Cry Out!’


January 25, 2020

Psalm 8:2 … Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants{children of the Lord} You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.
Matthew 21:15-16 … But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants{children of the Lord} You have perfected praise’?
Don’t let the enemy steal your PRAISE
Remember no matter how loud the enemy roars
The Lion of Judah ROARS LOUDER
His glory thunders –Psalms 29:3
There is triumph in His praise –Psalms 106:47
Don’t let the rocks cry out –Luke 19:39-40
The enemy will be silenced! –Psalms 8:2

1John 4:4You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Word Study
From NetBible Mt 21:16

  • perfected[2675] = prepare, equip, fitted, make complete
  • praise[136] = laudation of God
    *from [1868] & [134] = to praise, extol, to sing praises in honour to God -to promise or vow

From NetBible Ps 8:2

  • ordained[03245] = to fix, establish, appoint
  • strength[05797] = force, security, majesty, praise, boldness
  • Because of Your enemies[06887] = to bind, tie up, shut up, afflict

From NetBible Ps 29:3
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters.

  • * the “voice of the Lord” is here the thunder that accompanies a violent storm. The psalm depicts the Lord in the role of a warrior-king, so the thunder is his battle cry
  • * the Lord coming in the storm to do battle with his enemies and to vindicate his people
  • * here the Lord is depicted as elevated above and sovereign over the raging waters{roar!}

A Mighty Roar{blog}

Hosanna in the Highest

April 13, 2014

Zechariah 9:9 AMP
9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O Daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you; He is [uncompromisingly] just and having salvation [triumphant and victorious], patient, meek, lowly, and riding on a donkey, upon a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Mark 11:8-10 NIV
8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”


The new testament word hosanna[5614] is the greek spelling of the hebrew words yasha’[03467] na’[04994] found in the old testament in only one place. It means ‘Save now, I pray’. It’s a cry for help.

Psalm 118:25-26 NIV Save now[03467] , I pray, O LORD; O LORD, grant us[04994]  success. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.

Over the years hosanna changed from being a cry for help to a form of praise – a shout of hope and exultation. So Hosanna to the Son of David means “The Son of David is our salvation! Hooray for the king! Salvation belongs to the king!” And Hosanna in the highest means “Let all the angels in heaven join the song of praise. Salvation! Salvation! Let the highest heaven sing the song!”

Do we greatly rejoice like this – that Jesus is in our midst?

Look at the following verse – do you wear your salvation around your neck – as a “garland of hosannas” ? As songs of great rejoicing and deliverance?

Psalm 32:7 MSG  GOD’s my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore, throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.

Psalm 32:7 NASB  You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.


This Palm Sunday Let’s rejoice greatly as they did on the first Palm Sunday, that Jesus is in our midst. Let’s celebrate the King of kings.

Hosanna! Hosanna in the Highest!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

Hosanna by John Piper
Garlands of Hosannas
Don’t Let the Rocks Cry Out{article}

Behold! Hosanna!

May 5, 2012

… Look up, stand tall and lift up your heads(gates of praise), because your redemption (deliverance) is drawing near. -Lk 21:28

Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in. -Ps 24:7

Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest! -Jn 12:13
Lift up your heads
Lift up your eyes and see
The King of kings coming in glory
Rejoice greatly, stand up and shout in triumph
O daughter of Zion.

Lift up your heads
O daughter of Zion and see
The coming King of glory
He is righteous and victorious
Endowed with salvation.
-Zec 9:9

Behold! Your King is coming to you!
Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!

Stand up{arise} and bless the LORD your God
Forever and ever{from everlasting to everlasting}!
“Blessed be Your glorious name, which is exalted above
ALL blessing and praise!”
-Neh 9:5

You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance{garlands of hosannas}. Selah. -Ps 32:7

Word Study

From NetBible Jn 12:13

  • hosanna[5614] =
    From [03467] = to be liberated, saved, delivered, victorious
    and [04994] = we pray now please
  • The expression ῾Ωσαννά (Jwsanna, literally in Hebrew, “O Lord, save”) in the quotation from Ps 118:25-26 was probably by this time a familiar liturgical expression of praise, on the order of “Hail to the king,” although both the underlying Aramaic and Hebrew expressions meant “O Lord, save us.” As in Mark 11:9 the introductory ὡσαννά is followed by the words of Ps 118:25, εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου (euloghmeno” Jo ercomeno” en onomati kuriou), although in the Fourth Gospel the author adds for good measure καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ (kai Jo basileu” tou Israhl). In words familiar to every Jew, the author is indicating that at this point every messianic expectation is now at the point of realization. It is clear from the words of the psalm shouted by the crowd that Jesus is being proclaimed as messianic king. See E. Lohse, TDNT9:682-84.* Hosannais an Aramaic expression that literally means, “help, I pray,” or “save, I pray.” By Jesus’ time it had become a strictly liturgical formula of praise, however, and was used as an exclamation of praise to God.* A quotation from Ps 118:25-26.

From NetBible Lk 21:28

  • look up[352] = to raise or lift one’s self{body/soul} up
  • redemption[629] = deliverance, liberation procured by the payment of a ransom

From NetBible Ps 24:7

  • lift up[05375] = rise up, look up
  • gates[08179] = entrances, doors, openings, court of tabernacle
  • glory[03519] = honor, splendor, majesty, weighty

From NetBible Isa 60:18
… you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.

    • walls[02346] = fortified walls, walls of protection
    • salvation[03444] = deliverance, victory
    • gates[08179] = entrances, doors, openings, court of tabernacle
    • praise[08416] = song or hymn of adoration, thanksgiving

From NetBible Zec 9:9

  • Rejoice[01523] = joyful, glad, to spin round (under the influence of any violent emotion)
  • shout[07321] = loud shout for joy in triumph
  • righteous[06662] = just, lawful
  • salvation[03467] = to be liberated, saved, delivered, victorious
  • The NT understands this verse to be a prophecy of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, and properly so (cf. Matt 21:5; John 12:15), but reference to the universal rule of the king in v. 10 reveals that this is a “split prophecy,” that is, it has a two-stage fulfillment. Verse 9 was fulfilled in Jesus’ earthly ministry but v. 10 awaits a millennial consummation (cf. Rev 19:11-16).

From NetBible Neh 9:5

  • Stand up[06965] = arise, rise up, stir up
  • bless[01288] = kneel, praise, salute
  • glorious[03519] = honor, splendor, majesty, weighty
  • exalted[07311] = set on high, raised lifted up
  • praise[08416] = song or hymn of adoration, thanksgiving

From NetBible Ps 32:7

  • hiding place[05643] = sheltered, covered, protected, secret place
  • preserve[05341] = to watch, guard, keep
  • surround[05437] = encompass, enclose, envelop
  • deliverance[06405] = escape
    songs of deliverance = songs of celebration for salvation BBE
    ……………………….= a garlands of hosannas MSG
    ……………………….= songs of victory and triumph NLT

Garlands of Hosannas
Don’t Let the Rocks Cry Out!