10 Hebrew Words for Praise and Worship

10 Hebrew Words for Praise and Worship . . . John 4:23-24



  1.  SHABACH – Strongs H7623: Shout praise. Expresses confidence in God’s ability.
    PSALMS 145:4 One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.
  2. BARACH – Strongs H1288: Kneel, bless the Lord, to chase after. Expresses humility.
    PSALMS 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
  3. YADAH – Strongs H3034: The extended hand. Expresses gratitude, thankfulness, and surrender.
    PSALMS 111:1 Praise [halal] the Lord! I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.
  4. TOWDAH – H8426: The raised hand. Expresses adoration.
    PSALMS 50:23 Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct arightI will show the salvation of God.”
  5. TAQA – H8628: Clap, applaud, to blow, strike, sound, thrust, give a blow, blast - Expresses joy and victory.
    PSALMS 47:1 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
  6. HALLAL – H1984: Celebrate extravagantly. Root of the word “hallelujah” which means “praise (hallal) to jah(God)”. Expresses joy, jubilation, and celebration. PSALMS 148:1-4 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights! 2 Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! 3 Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light! 4 Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, And you waters above the heavens!
  7. TEHILLAH – H7442: Singing scripture to instruct and encourage.
    PSALMS 33:1 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.
  8. TEPHILLAH – H8605: Prayer, often sung as intercession and petition.
    PSALMS 39:12 “Hear my prayer, O Lord, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner, as all my fathers were.
  9. MAHOL - H3769: Dance. Expresses joy and celebration.
    PSALM 149:3 Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
  10. KINNOR – H3658: Make music by striking the fingers on strings or parts of a musical instrument. When we play instrumentally to facilitate a holy atmosphere, it’s not just church cocktail music, it’s…


Harp = Kinnor
Lyre = Nevel
Psaltery = Nebel
10 Stringed Instrument = Nevel Asor
Triangular Stringed Instrument = Pesanterin