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Praise, Ringing Cry – Hebrew: Ranan


The Hebrew word ranan means ‘ringing cry,’ ‘sing aloud,’ or ‘shout for joy.’ This word is used when one is so overcome with joy that they shout aloud for joy. There are 54 occurrences in Scripture.

When Yeshua rode into Jerusalem, the people cried ‘Hoshanna’ and wanted him to restore the Kingdom to Israel. However, some of the leaders wanted the disciples to reprimand the people for shouting. Yeshua responded: “I tell you that if they keep quiet, the stones will shout!” (Luke 19:39-40).

“Those who had been about to die would bless me, and I made widows ranan in their hearts for joy” (Job 29:13).

“When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy [ranan]?” (Job 38:7).

“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice, let them forever shout for joy [ranan]!” (Psalm 5:11).

“This is why those living at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your signs. The places where the sun rises and sets you cause to sing for joy [ranan]” (Psalm 65:8).

“Come, let’s sing to Adonai! Let’s shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation!” (Psalm 95:1).

Hebrew Word Pictures

Shout for Joy – ranan – רנן

ר Resh – A Head means ‘highest authority.’

נ Nun – A Fish means ‘life.’

ן Nun – A Fish means ‘life.’

The Hebrew Word Picture for ranan: highest authority’s life life.

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Praise, Loud – Hebrew: Shabach


The Hebrew word shabach means ‘laud’ and ‘praise’ in a loud voice. It also means loud declaration or adoration for Adonai. Shabach is found 16 times in Scripture; the majority are found in Daniel.

The most familiar shabach is at the battle of Jericho. A loud shout or shabach brought the walls of the city down so the Israelites could enter the Promised Land.

“Adonai your God is right there with you, as a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you and be glad, he will be silent in his love, he will shabach over you with joy” (Zephaniah 3:17).

“For your grace is better than life. My lips will shabach you” (Psalm 63:3).

“So now I, N’vukhadnetzar, praise, shabach the King of heaven …” (Daniel 4:34).

“Each generation will praise your works to the next and proclaim your mighty acts” (Psalm 145:4).

“Sabach Adonai, Yerushalayim! Shabach your God, Tziyon!” (Psalm 147:12)

Hebrew Word Pictures

Loud Praise – Shabach – שבך

ש Shin – A Tooth means ‘consume’ or ‘destroy.’

ב Bet – A House means ‘house’ or ‘family.’

ך Kaf – An Open Palm means ‘open’ or ‘cover.’

The Hebrew Word Picture for shebach: consume the house covering.

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