Posts Tagged ‘Hosanna’

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,

“Hosanna!”
“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!”

PalmSunday

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.

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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!

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

The Lord is Nigh

April 20, 2013

Psalm 34:17-18The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is near the brokenhearted; He delivers those who are discouraged.

The Lord is nigh
He hears and answers the righteous cry.

Prepare your heart
Call on Him in sincerity and truth
Expect an answer.

Be quieted and renewed in His unfailing love
He is faithful to deliver and mighty to save!

{From the word study below} The word Hosanna points to this verse:

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

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

The Lord is near
Don’t shed a tear
He is your hiding place
He is faithful to deliver and mighty to save!

Rejoice greatly O daughter of Zion! -Zec 9:9

Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. -Ps24:7

Sing hosanna in the highest to the King!
The King of glory He comes!

Word Study

From NetBible Ps 34:17

  • delivers[05337] = to snatch away, to be plucked out, rescue, save

From NetBible Ps 34:18

  • nigh[07138] = near(in place, kindred or
    time), approachable, allied, at hand
  • delivers[03467] = to save, to be liberated, to give victory to
    *from a primitive root, Greek [5614] = hosanna

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 Ps 145:18

  • Psalm 145:18 AMP … The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him sincerely and in truth.
  • near[07138] = nigh(in place, kindred or
    time), approachable, allied, at hand
  • sincerity and truth[0571] = firmness, faithfulness, sureness, reliability, honesty
    *from [0539] = to be certain He will answer

From NetBible Zep 3:17

  • Zephaniah 3:17The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
  • save[03467] = to save, to be liberated, to give victory to
    *from a primitive root, Greek [5614] = hosanna
  • He will quiet you[02790] = make silent, give rest
    * “he causes [you] to be silent by his love,” that is, “he soothes [you] by his love.” The present translation follows the LXX and assumes an original reading יְחַדֵּשׁ (yÿkhaddesh, “he renews”) with ellipsis of the object (“you”).
  • love[0160] = God’s love for His people, faithfulness

From NetBible Zec 9:9

  • Zechariah 9:9Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
  • 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 save, to be liberated, to give victory to
    *from a primitive root, Greek [5614] = hosanna
  • 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. 10reveals that this is a “split prophecy,” that is, it has a two-stage fulfillment. Verse 9 was fulfilled in Jesus’ earthly ministry but v. 10awaits a millennial consummation (cf. Rev 19:11-16).
  • v10 … I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim And the horse from Jerusalem; And the bow of war will be cut off. And He will speak peace to the nations; And His dominion will be from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth.

Related:
Garlands of Hosannas
Behold Hosanna

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

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

Rejoice in the LORD and Be Glad

March 11, 2011

Psalm 32:7,10-11 You are my hiding place;

hiding[05643] = sheltered, covered, protected, secret place

You preserve me from trouble;

preserve[05341] = to watch, guard, keep

You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah. … Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love{lovingkindness, mercy} surrounds the one who trusts in Him.

surround[05437] = encompass, enclose, envelop

songs of deliverance = songs of celebration for salvation BBE
…………………………….= a garlands of hosannas MSG
…………………………….= songs of victory and triumph NLT

Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.

Trust in the Lord
Abide in the secret place
Hidden beneath the shadow of His wings -Ps 91:1, 4
Surrounded, encompassed, enveloped, upheld in mercy
Midst songs of deliverance, garlands of hosannas
Rejoice in the LORD and be glad.

“Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME
OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest!” -Mt 21:8-9

This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
-Ps 118:24

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Garlands of Hosannas

March 9, 2011

Matthew 21:8-9 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut [palm]branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest!”

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 Save now, I pray, O LORD; O LORD, grant us 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!”

Since we just recently sang the song Hosanna I was thinking of the above meanings when I stumbled across this verse and the phrase 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.

Psalm 32:7 MSG GOD’s my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore, throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
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GarlandsHosanna
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Is the Lord Jesus ‘your’ hiding place? Have you embraced His offer of salvation? Have you as a sinner taken shelter in His mercy and compassion? Do you wear your salvation for all to see? Is it around your neck as a garland of hosannas?

Let’s embrace the Son of David, the Messiah King, Jesus Christ’s offer of salvation. And next time we sing – especially hosanna – let’s wear it as a garland of hosannas around our necks for all to see. Let all see where our hope, confidence and joy come from.

“Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest!”

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From: Hosanna by John Piper

Related: Know Christ Personally

Look Up!

December 26, 2009

… Look up 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

Lift up your eyes and KNOW!

He takes His battle position; He stands, and shakes the earth;
With a mere look He frightens the nations.
The nations tremble and the ancient mountains are shattered;
The perpetual hills are flattened, bowed down.
His ways are everlasting!
-Hab 3:6

I see the King of Glory
Coming on the clouds with fire –Rev 1:7,14
The whole earth shakes,
The whole earth shakes … –Ps 18:6-7

Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved{shaken, removed}, but abides{endures} forever. As the mountains surround{encircle} Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds{encircles} His people, from this time on and forevermore. -Ps 125:1-2

Many are the torments of the wicked, but steadfast{unfailing} love{mercy, lovingkindness} of the LORD surrounds{encompasses} those who trust in Him. -Ps 32:10

Lift up your eyes and SEE!

O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him. -Ps 34:8

Beloved
I know you feel the shaking
I know you see the darkness
Do not be afraid – COME to me
I AM
Set Me continually before –Ps 16:8-9
TRUST Me
ABIDE.

I AM making you a strong mountain
A mountain which cannot be shaken or removed
A mountain that abides forever
Upon the strong foundation of Christ our King!

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.  -Mt 5:14-16

Lift up your eyes and SING!
HOSANNA! BLESSED IS THE KING!
BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;
HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!

The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock!
Let the God of my salvation be exalted. -Ps 18:46
I will not be moved!
My heart is glad and my glory rejoices!!!!! -Ps 16:8-9

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Psalm 46
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song for Alamoth.

1 God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

7 The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

8 Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

11 The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

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Related:
Don’t Let the Rocks Cry Out! (meaning of hosanna)
Come Up into the Mount