Posts Tagged ‘Nehemiah 9:5’

Thirsty – Lift Up Your Hands!

July 8, 2012

I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah -Ps 143:6 NKJV

… I thirst for You as parched land thirsts for rain -Ps 143:6 NLT …

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God{to drink in His presence}? -Ps 42:1-2

O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory. Because experiencing Your loyal love is better than life itself, my lips will praise You. For this reason I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.-Ps 63:1-4

The lifting up of your hands to the Lord;

  • An indication of of wholehearted thirst after the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • A reflection of the lifting up of your heart and soul to be touched and filled. Jesus Christ alone, the fountain of living water, satisfies.

    Let each morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul. -Ps 143:8

    How precious is Your unfailing love, O God! All people find shelter in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You give them drink from the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. -Ps 36:7-9

The lifting up of your hands to the Lord;

  • A banner of praise to bless and be blessed by the Lord.

    He blesses you; therefore, be zealous to bless him -Spurgeon

… I bless You every time I take a breath; My arms wave like banners of praise to You. -Ps 63:4 MSG

Behold, bless{affectionately and gratefully praise} the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, you who serve as night watchmen in the house of the LORD. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the LORD.

May the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth, bless you from Zion. -Ps 134

Stand up and bless the LORD your God Forever and ever! Blessed be Your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise! -Neh 9:5

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!

Bless His Holy Name!

March 20, 2010

BLESS (AFFECTIONATELY, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! -Ps 103:1 AMP

Stand up and bless the LORD your God
… Forever and ever!
Blessed be Your glorious name,
… Which is exalted above all blessing and praise! -Neh 9:5 NKJV

BEHOLD, BLESS (affectionately and gratefully praise) the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, [singers] who by night stand in the house of the Lord. Lift up your hands in holiness and to the sanctuary and bless the Lord [affectionately and gratefully praise Him]!-Ps 134:1-2 AMP

I WILL confess and praise You [O God] with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing praises to You. I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness; for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word and You have magnified Your word above all Your name{Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your name.}! -Ps 138:1-2 AMP

Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. -Ps86:4:1

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. -Ps 34:1

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. -1Thess5:16-18