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.

Gen 29:35

(NIV)
She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, ‘This time I will praise the  Lord.’ So she named him Judah. Then she stopped having children.

(ESV)
And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “This time I will praise the  Lord.” Therefore she called his name Judah. Then she ceased bearing.

Gen 49:8

(NIV)
‘Judah, your brothers will praise you;
your hand will be on the neck of your enemies;
your father’s sons will bow down to you.
(ESV)
Judah, your brothers shall praise you;
your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;
your father’s sons shall bow down before you.

Exod 15:11

(NIV)
Who among the gods
is like you,  Lord?
Who is like you –
majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
working wonders?
(ESV)
Who is like you, O  Lord, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?

Lev 5:5

(NIV)
when anyone becomes aware that they are guilty in any of these matters, they must confess in what way they have sinned.
(ESV)
when he realizes his guilt in any of these and confesses the sin he has committed,

Lev 16:21

(NIV)
He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites – all their sins – and put them on the goat’s head. He shall send the goat away into the wilderness in the care of someone appointed for the task.
(ESV)
And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins. And he shall put them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness.

Lev 19:24

(NIV)
In the fourth year all its fruit will be holy, an offering of praise to the  Lord.
(ESV)
And in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the  Lord.

Lev 26:40

(NIV)
‘“But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors – their unfaithfulness and their hostility towards me,
(ESV)
“But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers in their treachery that they committed against me, and also in walking contrary to me,

Num 5:7

(NIV)
and must confess the sin they have committed. They must make full restitution for the wrong they have done, add a fifth of the value to it and give it all to the person they have wronged.
(ESV)
he shall confess his sin that he has committed. And he shall make full restitution for his wrong, adding a fifth to it and giving it to him to whom he did the wrong.

Deut 10:21

(NIV)
He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.
(ESV)
He is your praise. He is your God who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen.

Deut 26:19

(NIV)
He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honour high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the  Lord your God, as he promised.

(ESV)
and that he will set you in praise and in fame and in honor high above all nations that he has made, and that you shall be a people holy to the  Lord your God, as he promised.”

Judg 5:3

(NIV)
‘Hear this, you kings! Listen, you rulers!
I, even I, will sing to the  Lord;
I will praise the  Lord, the God of Israel, in song.
(ESV)
Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes;
to the  Lord I will sing;
I will make melody to the  Lord, the God of Israel.

Judg 9:27

(NIV)
After they had gone out into the fields and gathered the grapes and trodden them, they held a festival in the temple of their god. While they were eating and drinking, they cursed Abimelek.
(ESV)
And they went out into the field and gathered the grapes from their vineyards and trod them and held a festival; and they went into the house of their god and ate and drank and reviled Abimelech.

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.

2Sam 22:50

(NIV)
Therefore I will praise you,  Lord, among the nations;
I will sing the praises of your name.
(ESV)
For this I will praise you, O  Lord, among the nations,
and sing praises to your name.

1Kgs 8:33

(NIV)
‘When your people Israel have been defeated by an enemy because they have sinned against you, and when they turn back to you and give praise to your name, praying and making supplication to you in this temple,
(ESV)
“When your people Israel are defeated before the enemy because they have sinned against you, and if they turn again to you and acknowledge your name and pray and plead with you in this house,

1Kgs 8:35

(NIV)
‘When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray towards this place and give praise to your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them,
(ESV)
“When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, if they pray toward this place and acknowledge your name and turn from their sin, when you afflict them,

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 16:7

(NIV)
That day David first appointed Asaph and his associates to give praise to the  Lord in this manner:

(ESV)
Then on that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the  Lord by Asaph and his brothers.

1Chr 16:8

(NIV)
Give praise to the  Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
(ESV)
Oh give thanks to the  Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!

1Chr 16:9

(NIV)
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
(ESV)
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!

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 16:34

(NIV)
Give thanks to the  Lord, for he is good;
his love endures for ever.
(ESV)
Oh give thanks to the  Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!

1Chr 16:35

(NIV)
Cry out, ‘Save us, God our Saviour;
gather us and deliver us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name,
and glory in your praise.’
(ESV)
Say also:

Save us, O God of our salvation,
and gather and deliver us from among the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name
and glory in your praise.

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 16:41

(NIV)
With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the  Lord, ‘for his love endures for ever.’
(ESV)
With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the  Lord for his steadfast love endures forever.

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 6:24

(NIV)
‘When your people Israel have been defeated by an enemy because they have sinned against you and when they turn back and give praise to your name, praying and making supplication before you in this temple,
(ESV)
If your people Israel are defeated before the enemy because they have sinned against you, and they turn again and acknowledge your name and pray and plead with you in this house,

2Chr 6:26

(NIV)
‘When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray towards this place and give praise to your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them,
(ESV)
“When heaven is shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against you, if they pray toward this place and acknowledge your name and turn from their sin, when you afflict them,

2Chr 7:3

(NIV)
When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the  Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshipped and gave thanks to the  Lord, saying,

‘He is good;
his love endures for ever.’
(ESV)
When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the  Lord on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the  Lord, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

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 20:22

(NIV)
As they began to sing and praise, the  Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.
(ESV)
And when they began to sing and praise, the  Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed.

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 30:22

(NIV)
Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites, who showed good understanding of the service of the  Lord. For the seven days they ate their assigned portion and offered fellowship offerings and praised the  Lord, the God of their ancestors.

(ESV)
And Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites who showed good skill in the service of the  Lord. So they ate the food of the festival for seven days, sacrificing peace offerings and giving thanks to the  Lord, the God of their fathers.

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.

Ezra 10:1

(NIV)
While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites – men, women and children – gathered round him. They too wept bitterly.
(ESV)
While Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, a very great assembly of men, women, and children, gathered to him out of Israel, for the people wept bitterly.

Neh 1:6

(NIV)
let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you.
(ESV)
let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned.

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 9:2

(NIV)
Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors.
(ESV)
And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.

Neh 9:3

(NIV)
They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the  Lord their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshipping the  Lord their God.
(ESV)
And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Law of the  Lord their God for a quarter of the day; for another quarter of it they made confession and worshiped the  Lord their God.

Neh 9:5

(NIV)
And the Levites – Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah – said: ‘Stand up and praise the  Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting. ’

‘Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise.
(ESV)
Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, “Stand up and bless the  Lord your God from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.

Neh 11:17

(NIV)
Mattaniah son of Mika, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the director who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
(ESV)
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, who was the leader of the praise, who gave thanks, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.

Neh 12:8

(NIV)
The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and also Mattaniah, who, together with his associates, was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving.
(ESV)
And the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, who with his brothers was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving.
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