King James Version (KJV)
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
THANKS, thanksgiving, adorations, praise. This word is derived from the verb yadah,
"to give thank, to praise." The root of yadah is yad, "hand." Thus, to thank or praise God is "to lift or extend one’s hand" in thanks to Him. Todah appears more than 30 times in the OT, a dozen of these in the Psalms (50:23; 100:4). Todah is translated "sacrifice of praise" in Jer. 33:11.
An important key to entering into the presence of God
is to come humbly with abundant praise.
Janet Irene Thomas
Bible Stories Theatre of
Fine & Performing Arts