7 Hebrew Words for PRAISE
The Sacrifice of Praise as an Offering; Confession, Praise, Thanksgiving (Psa.100:4; 50:14, 23).
The Bible says that obedience is better than sacrifice of animals (1Sam.15:22). No praise and worship can be accepted before God unless the heart has first broken on the altar of God. That is the best praise. Towdah flows out of brokenness and self-surrender.
To Throw, Lift up Hands in Praise, Be Thankful. (Psa.100:4; 134:2; 63:1).
Yadah is praise that flows out of gratitude to God for who He is and His great goodness and mercies.
To Make Melody to God With Instruments (Psa.33:2; 71:22).
One may not have instruments to play upon and yet make melody in the heart unto the Lord (Eph.5:19). Zamar is praise in the sweetness of music.
To Sing Song or Hymn of Praise (Psa.22:3; 33:1; 40:3; Isa.61:3).
Tehillah is praise that is expressed in a song or a hymn unto God. It is not a performance or show before men, but is a song in the spirit unto God.
To Praise, To Boast of, To Flash (Shine). Hallelujah! (Psa.22:22).
Halal is to lift up and magnify the Lord; to speak highly of God and exalt His name through high praises.
To Bless, Bow Down, Be Quiet (Psa.145:21; 95:6; 34:1).
Barak is praise that flows out of worship and deep reverence of the Lord. It speaks goodly of God and finds blessedness in blessing God.
To Commend, Shout in Praise (Psa.63:3; 47:1; 145:4; Isa.12:6).
Shabach is praise through proclamation and loud exclamation. It is to laud the Lord.