New International Version
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary - קדש kodesh, "in holiness:" or, as the Syriac, lekoudishe, "to holiness;" in sancta, Vulgate; and εις τα ἁγια, Septuagint; "in holy things; or, as the Aethiopic, in the house of the sanctuary." The expression seems very similar to that of St. Paul, 1 Timothy 2:8 : "Lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting."
Bless the Lord - That is, speak good of his name: tell the wonders he has wrought, and show that his name is exalted.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
in the sanctuary. or, in holiness
LibraryThe Charge of the Watchers in the Temple
Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the House of the Lord. 2. Lift up your hands in the Sanctuary, and bless the Lord. 3. The Lord that made Heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.'--PSALM cxxxiv. This psalm, the shortest but one in the whole Psalter, will be more intelligible if we observe that in the first part of it more than one person is addressed, and in the last verse a single person. It begins with 'Bless ye the Lord'; and the latter words are, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
1 Timothy 2:8
Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.
Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.
I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
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