New American Standard Bible
Lift up your hands to the sanctuary And bless the LORD.
King James Bible
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless Jehovah.
World English Bible
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary. Praise Yahweh!
Young's Literal Translation
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless ye Jehovah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary - Margin, In holiness. The Hebrew word properly means holiness, but it may be applied to a holy place. See Psalm 20:2. The lifting up of the hands is properly expressive of prayer, but the phrase may be used to denote praise or worship in general.
And bless the Lord - In the night-watches - while all around is still, - let there be one place where the voice of praise shall ascend on high.
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Timothy 2:8
Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.
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