Gen 12:15

(NIV)
And when Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace.
(ESV)
And when the princes of Pharaoh saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.

Judg 16:24

(NIV)
When the people saw him, they praised their god, saying,

‘Our god has delivered our enemy
into our hands,
the one who laid waste our land
and multiplied our slain.’
(ESV)
And when the people saw him, they praised their god. For they said, “Our god has given our enemy into our hand, the ravager of our country, who has killed many of us.”

1Sam 21:13

(NIV)
So he feigned insanity in their presence; and while he was in their hands he acted like a madman, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard.

(ESV)
So he changed his behavior before them and pretended to be insane in their hands and made marks on the doors of the gate and let his spittle run down his beard.

2Sam 14:25

(NIV)
In all Israel there was not a man so highly praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the top of his head to the sole of his foot there was no blemish in him.
(ESV)
Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.

2Sam 22:4

(NIV)
‘I called to the  Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and have been saved from my enemies.
(ESV)
I call upon the  Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.

1Kgs 20:11

(NIV)
The king of Israel answered, ‘Tell him: “One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.”’

(ESV)
And the king of Israel answered, “Tell him, ‘Let not him who straps on his armor boast himself as he who takes it off.’”

1Chr 16:4

(NIV)
He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the  Lord, to extol, thank, and praise the  Lord, the God of Israel:
(ESV)
Then he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the  Lord, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the  Lord, the God of Israel.

1Chr 16:10

(NIV)
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the  Lord rejoice.
(ESV)
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the  Lord rejoice!

1Chr 16:25

(NIV)
For great is the  Lord and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
(ESV)
For great is the  Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and he is to be feared above all gods.

1Chr 16:36

(NIV)
Praise be to the  Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Then all the people said ‘Amen’ and ‘Praise the  Lord.’
(ESV)
Blessed be the  Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting!”

Then all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the  Lord.

1Chr 23:5

(NIV)
Four thousand are to be gatekeepers and four thousand are to praise the  Lord with the musical instruments I have provided for that purpose.’

(ESV)
4,000 gatekeepers, and 4,000 shall offer praises to the  Lord with the instruments that I have made for praise.”

1Chr 23:30

(NIV)
They were also to stand every morning to thank and praise the  Lord. They were to do the same in the evening
(ESV)
And they were to stand every morning, thanking and praising the  Lord, and likewise at evening,

1Chr 25:3

(NIV)
As for Jeduthun, from his sons:
Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six in all, under the supervision of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied, using the harp in thanking and praising the  Lord.
(ESV)
Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with the lyre in thanksgiving and praise to the  Lord.

1Chr 29:13

(NIV)
Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.
(ESV)
And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.

2Chr 5:13

(NIV)
The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the  Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the  Lord and sang:

‘He is good;
his love endures for ever.’

Then the temple of the  Lord was filled with the cloud,
(ESV)
and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the  Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the  Lord,

For he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever,”

the house, the house of the  Lord, was filled with a cloud,

2Chr 7:6

(NIV)
The priests took up their positions, as did the Levites with the  Lord’s musical instruments, which King David had made for praising the  Lord and which were used when he gave thanks, saying, ‘His love endures for ever.’ Opposite the Levites, the priests blew their trumpets, and all the Israelites were standing.
(ESV)
The priests stood at their posts; the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the  Lord that King David had made for giving thanks to the  Lordfor his steadfast love endures forever—whenever David offered praises by their ministry; opposite them the priests sounded trumpets, and all Israel stood.

2Chr 8:14

(NIV)
In keeping with the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their duties and the Levites to lead the praise and to assist the priests according to each day’s requirement. He also appointed the gatekeepers by divisions for the various gates, because this was what David the man of God had ordered.
(ESV)
According to the ruling of David his father, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their offices of praise and ministry before the priests as the duty of each day required, and the gatekeepers in their divisions at each gate, for so David the man of God had commanded.

2Chr 20:19

(NIV)
Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the  Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.

(ESV)
And the Levites, of the Kohathites and the Korahites, stood up to praise the  Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.

2Chr 20:21

(NIV)
After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the  Lord and to praise him for the splendour of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:

‘Give thanks to the  Lord,
for his love endures for ever.’
(ESV)
And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the  Lord and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say,

“Give thanks to the  Lord,
for his steadfast love endures forever.”

2Chr 23:12

(NIV)
When Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and cheering the king, she went to them at the temple of the  Lord.
(ESV)
When Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she went into the house of the  Lord to the people.

2Chr 23:13

(NIV)
She looked, and there was the king, standing by his pillar at the entrance. The officers and the trumpeters were beside the king, and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and musicians with their instruments were leading the praises. Then Athaliah tore her robes and shouted, ‘Treason! Treason!’

(ESV)
And when she looked, there was the king standing by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the trumpeters beside the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and the singers with their musical instruments leading in the celebration. And Athaliah tore her clothes and cried, “Treason! Treason!”

2Chr 29:30

(NIV)
King Hezekiah and his officials ordered the Levites to praise the  Lord with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with gladness and bowed down and worshipped.

(ESV)
And Hezekiah the king and the officials commanded the Levites to sing praises to the  Lord with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed down and worshiped.

2Chr 30:21

(NIV)
The Israelites who were present in Jerusalem celebrated the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days with great rejoicing, while the Levites and priests praised the  Lord every day with resounding instruments dedicated to the  Lord.

(ESV)
And the people of Israel who were present at Jerusalem kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with great gladness, and the Levites and the priests praised the  Lord day by day, singing with all their might to the  Lord.

2Chr 31:2

(NIV)
Hezekiah assigned the priests and Levites to divisions – each of them according to their duties as priests or Levites – to offer burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, to minister, to give thanks and to sing praises at the gates of the  Lord’s dwelling.
(ESV)
And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and of the Levites, division by division, each according to his service, the priests and the Levites, for burnt offerings and peace offerings, to minister in the gates of the camp of the  Lord and to give thanks and praise.

Ezra 3:10

(NIV)
When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the  Lord, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the  Lord, as prescribed by David king of Israel.
(ESV)
And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the  Lord, the priests in their vestments came forward with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the  Lord, according to the directions of David king of Israel.

Ezra 3:11

(NIV)
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the  Lord:

‘He is good;
his love towards Israel endures for ever.’
And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the  Lord, because the foundation of the house of the  Lord was laid.
(ESV)
And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the  Lord,

For he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever toward Israel.”

And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the  Lord, because the foundation of the house of the  Lord was laid.

Neh 5:13

(NIV)
I also shook out the folds of my robe and said, ‘In this way may God shake out of their house and possessions anyone who does not keep this promise. So may such a person be shaken out and emptied!’

At this the whole assembly said, ‘Amen,’ and praised the  Lord. And the people did as they had promised.

(ESV)
I also shook out the fold of my garment and said, “So may God shake out every man from his house and from his labor who does not keep this promise. So may he be shaken out and emptied.” And all the assembly saidAmen” and praised the  Lord. And the people did as they had promised.

Neh 12:24

(NIV)
And the leaders of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, Jeshua son of Kadmiel, and their associates, who stood opposite them to give praise and thanksgiving, one section responding to the other, as prescribed by David the man of God.

(ESV)
And the chiefs of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers who stood opposite them, to praise and to give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, watch by watch.

Job 12:17

(NIV)
He leads rulers away stripped
and makes fools of judges.
(ESV)
He leads counselors away stripped,
and judges he makes fools.

Job 29:3

(NIV)
when his lamp shone on my head
and by his light I walked through darkness!
(ESV)
when his lamp shone upon my head,
and by his light I walked through darkness,

Job 31:26

(NIV)
if I have regarded the sun in its radiance
or the moon moving in splendour,
(ESV)
if I have looked at the sun when it shone,
or the moon moving in splendor,

Job 41:18

(NIV)
Its snorting throws out flashes of light;
its eyes are like the rays of dawn.
(ESV)
His sneezings flash forth light,
and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.

Ps 5:5

(NIV)
The arrogant cannot stand
in your presence.
You hate all who do wrong;
(ESV)
The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;
you hate all evildoers.

Ps 10:3

(NIV)
He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
he blesses the greedy and reviles the  Lord.
(ESV)
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the  Lord.

Ps 18:3

(NIV)
I called to the  Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.
(ESV)
I call upon the  Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.

Ps 22:22

(NIV)
I will declare your name to my people;
in the assembly I will praise you.
(ESV)
I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:

Ps 22:23

(NIV)
You who fear the  Lord, praise him!
All you descendants of Jacob, honour him!
Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
(ESV)
You who fear the  Lord, praise him!
All you offspring of Jacob glorify him,
and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!

Ps 22:26

(NIV)
The poor will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the  Lord will praise him –
may your hearts live for ever!
(ESV)
The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the  Lord!
May your hearts live forever!

Ps 34:2

(NIV)
I will glory in the  Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
(ESV)
My soul makes its boast in the  Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.

Ps 35:18

(NIV)
I will give you thanks in the great assembly;
among the throngs I will praise you.
(ESV)
I will thank you in the great congregation;
in the mighty throng I will praise you.

Ps 44:8

(NIV)
In God we make our boast all day long,
and we will praise your name for ever.
(ESV)
In God we have boasted continually,
and we will give thanks to your name forever.  Selah

(NIV)

A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

(ESV)

A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Ps 48:1

(NIV)
Great is the  Lord, and most worthy of praise,
in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
(ESV)
Great is the  Lord and greatly to be praised
in the city of our God!
His holy mountain,

Ps 49:6

(NIV)
those who trust in their wealth
and boast of their great riches?
(ESV)
those who trust in their wealth
and boast of the abundance of their riches?

(NIV)

For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: ‘David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.’

(ESV)

To the choirmaster. A Maskil of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”

Ps 52:1

(NIV)
Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
Why do you boast all day long,
you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
(ESV)
Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The steadfast love of God endures all the day.

Ps 56:4

(NIV)
In God, whose word I praise –
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
(ESV)
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?

Ps 56:10

(NIV)
In God, whose word I praise,
in the  Lord, whose word I praise –
(ESV)
In God, whose word I praise,
in the  Lord, whose word I praise,

Ps 63:5

(NIV)
I will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
(ESV)
My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,

Ps 63:11

(NIV)
But the king will rejoice in God;
all who swear by God will glory in him,
while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
(ESV)
But the king shall rejoice in God;
all who swear by him shall exult,
for the mouths of liars will be stopped.

Ps 64:10

(NIV)
The righteous will rejoice in the
and take refuge in him;
all the upright in heart will glory in him!
(ESV)
Let the righteous one rejoice in the  Lord
and take refuge in him!
Let all the upright in heart exult!

Ps 69:30

(NIV)
I will praise God’s name in song
and glorify him with thanksgiving.
(ESV)
I will praise the name of God with a song;
I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Ps 69:34

(NIV)
Let heaven and earth praise him,
the seas and all that move in them,
(ESV)
Let heaven and earth praise him,
the seas and everything that moves in them.

Ps 73:3

(NIV)
For I envied the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
(ESV)
For I was envious of the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Ps 74:21

(NIV)
Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace;
may the poor and needy praise your name.
(ESV)
Let not the downtrodden turn back in shame;
let the poor and needy praise your name.

Ps 75:4

(NIV)
To the arrogant I say, “Boast no more,”
and to the wicked, “Do not lift up your horns.
(ESV)
I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
and to the wicked ‘Do not lift up your horn;

Ps 78:63

(NIV)
Fire consumed their young men,
and their young women had no wedding songs;
(ESV)
Fire devoured their young men,
and their young women had no marriage song.

Ps 84:4

(NIV)
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
(ESV)
Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever singing your praise!  Selah

Ps 96:4

(NIV)
For great is the  Lord and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
(ESV)
For great is the  Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.

Ps 97:7

(NIV)
All who worship images are put to shame,
those who boast in idols –
worship him, all you gods!
(ESV)
All worshipers of images are put to shame,
who make their boast in worthless idols;
worship him, all you gods!

Ps 102:8

(NIV)
All day long my enemies taunt me;
those who rail against me use my name as a curse.
(ESV)
All the day my enemies taunt me;
those who deride me use my name for a curse.

Ps 102:18

(NIV)
Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise the  Lord:
(ESV)
Let this be recorded for a generation to come,
so that a people yet to be created may praise the  Lord:
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