זמר The Hebrew word zamar means to worship Adonai with music. Zamar has a root meaning of ‘pruning a tree’ and the rhythm of cutting would make a musical sound when branches were pruned. From this definition, zamar means to pluck a stringed instrument. Yuval was the ancestor of all who play lyre and flute…
Praise, Lifting Hands – Hebrew: Yadah
The name ‘Judah’ or Y’hudah in Hebrew comes from yadah and means ‘praise.’
Praise – Hebrew: Hallel
The Hebrew word hallel means ‘to boast,’ ‘celebrate’ and ‘shine.’ The word is found 165 times in Scripture. The word ‘halleluyah’ comes from hallel and means ‘Praise Yah.’ Psalms chapters 113 to 118 are known as ‘The Hallel.’ These Psalms were sung as prayers by worshipers climbing the steps to the Temple to worship Adonai during the three festival gatherings: Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot and Hanukkah.
Gossip – Hebrew: Lashon Hara
Believers are being built together as ‘living stones into a spiritual house offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Adonai’ (1 Peter 2:5). When we lashon hara, we become a stone that contains ‘mold and mildew’ in that house. According to the regulations for skin infections, the infected stone must be removed and put out (Leviticus 14:41-45).