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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g136 Greek: ainos


primarily "a tale, narration," came to denote "praise;" in the NT only of praise to God, Mat 21:16; Luk 18:43.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g1868 Greek: epainos


a strengthened form of No. 1 (epi, upon), denotes "approbation, commendation, praise;" it is used

(a) of those on account of, and by reason of, whom as God's heritage, "praise" is to be ascribed to God, in respect of His glory (the exhibition of His character and operations), Eph 1:12; in Eph 1:14, of the whole company, the church, viewed as "God's own possession" (RV); in Eph 1:6, with particular reference to the glory of His grace towards them; in Phl 1:11, as the result of "the fruits of righteousness" manifested in them through the power of Christ;

(b) of "praise" bestowed by God, upon the Jew spiritually (Judah == "praise"), Rom 2:29; bestowed upon believers hereafter at the Judgment-Seat of Christ, 1Cr 4:5 (where the definite article indicates that the "praise" will be exactly in accordance with each person's actions); as the issue of present trials, "at the revelation of Jesus Christ," 1Pe 1:7;

(c) of whatsoever is "praiseworthy," Phl 4:8;

(d) of the approbation by churches of those who labor faithfully in the ministry of the Gospel, 2Cr 8:18;

(e) of the approbation of well-doers by human rulers, Rom 13:3; 1Pe 2:14.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g133 Greek: ainesis


"praise" (akin to No. 1), is found in Hbr 13:15, where it is metaphorically represented as a sacrificial offering.


(1) In 1Pe 2:9, AV, arete, "virtue, excellence," is translated "praises" (RV, "excellencies").

(2) In the following the AV translates doxa, "glory," by "praise" (RV, "glory"); Jhn 9:24, where "give glory to God" signifies "confess thy sins" (cp. Jos 7:19, indicating the genuine confession of facts in one's life which gives glory to God); Jhn 12:43 (twice); 1Pe 4:11.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g134 Greek: aineo


"to speak in praise of, to praise" (akin to A, No. 1), is always used of "praise" to God,

(a) by angels, Luk 2:13;

(b) by men, Luk 2:20; 19:37; 24:53; Act 2:20, 47; 3:8, 9; Rom 15:11 (No. 2 in some texts); Rev 19:5.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1867 Greek: epaineo


akin to A, No. 2, is rendered "praise," 1Cr 11:2, 17, 22: see COMMEND, No. 1.

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g5214 Greek: humneo



(a) transitively, "to sing, to laud, sing to the praise of" (Eng., "hymn"), Act 16:25, AV, "sang praises" (RV, "singing hymns"); Hbr 2:12, RV, "will I sing (Thy) praise," AV, "will I sing praise (unto Thee)," lit., "I will hymn Thee;"

(b) intransitively, "to sing," Mat 26:30; Mar 14:26, in both places of the singing of the paschal hymns (Ps. 113-118; 136), called by Jews the Great Hallel.

B-4 Verb Strong's Number: g5567 Greek: psallo


primarily, "to twitch" or "twang" (as a bowstring, etc.), then, "to play" (a stringed instrument with the fingers), in the Sept., to sing psalms, denotes, in the NT, to sing a hymn, sing "praise;" in Jam 5:13, RV, "sing praise" (AV, "sing psalms").

B-5 Verb Strong's Number: g1843 Greek: exomologeo


in Rom 15:9, RV, "will I give praise" (AV, and RV marg., "I will confess"): see CONFESS, A, No. 2 (c).

Note: In Luk 1:64, AV, eulogeo, "to bless," is translated "praised" (RV, "blessing").


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