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Praise

Vocabulary The English word "praise" comes from the Latin pretium, "price," or "value," and may be defined generally as an ascription of value or worth. Praise may be bestowed upon unworthy objects or from improper motives, but true praise consists in a sincere acknowledgment of a real conviction of worth. True praise is illustrated in [[Revelation]] with the adoration of God and of the [[Lamb]], which is inspired by a sense of their worthiness to be adored (Re 4:11; 5:12). Overview of praise in the Bible Praise is among the major themes of Scripture, such as God, [[man]], [[sin]], and the work of [[redemption]]. Surprisingly praise in the [[Old Testament]] arose out of a religion and a nation under almost constant stress. Praise is also prominent in the New Testament, in spite of frequent [[persecution]], for example, in [[Paul]]’s letter to the [[Philippians]], which was written in [[prison]]. Praise is difficult to define apart from the other concepts of [[worship]], [[adorati