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HAPTER 5

BELOVED

(Dear, favorite, highly esteemed, to boil, to love)

Beloved Son, My Beloved, Well Beloved

BLESSED (spoken well of, thanked, praised) Blessed and Only Potentate, Blessed Hope

CHOSEN (selected)

DELIGHTED IN (be happy or merry about, be soft towards, dainty, delicate, desire, enjoy, hold precious, likes, long for, luxuriate, pamper, take exquisite delight or pleasure in)

DESIRE OF NATIONS (delight, goodly, pleasant, precious)

ELECTED (chosen, favorite, selected)†††††††††††† My Elect

LONGED FOR (desired, faint in longing for, greedy after, longed for deeply, yearned for)

LOVED (be tender, benevolence, charity, dear, fond of, friend, have affection, like, loved by an act of the will, loved morally, socially, or otherwise, lover, personally attached, kissed)

PRAISED (addressed in a loud tone, adored, adulated, blessed as an act of adoration, boasted in, celebration of thanks, music and song, commended, confessed and professed, congratulated, consecrated by blessing, danced before, foolishly raved about, held out the hand to, knelt before, pointed out, rejoiced over, renown, revered and worshipped with extended hands, sacrificed thanks to, spoken well of, stroked, thanked)

PRECIOUS (beloved, bright, clear, costly, dear, esteemed, excellent, honorable, prized, rare, reputation, valuable)

REJOICED IN (brightened up, celebrated, cheered up by; cried out to; danced to, happy over, joyful, made glad, merry, proclaimed, put in a good frame of mind; shouted for joy over; spun, leaped, and jumped for joy over; sung aloud to or about; triumphed, exulted and exalted in; waved joyously to)

SUNG TO (announce, celebrate in song; cry out, dance, clamorously foolish, commended, declaimed with a loud voice; give praise, glory, hymns, lift up the voice; lyrical emotion of devout and grateful soul; make music or melody; make show or boast; played instruments to, praise with song, psalm, rave, rejoice, renown, shout, testify, triumph, worthy)

THANKED (acknowledged, adored, blessed, celebrated, confessed, consecrated by giving, declare something in honor;Z given praise, grateful for, honored, offered and sacrificed thanks to; pointed out, professed, responded to by praise, revered and worshipped with extended hands; say God-ward, thanks, well favored)

WORSHIPPED (adored, awed over, bowed down before; crouched, fallen down flat, and stooped to; devout, honored with prayers; ministered to, pious, prostrated in homage to; respected, revered, touched the ground with forehead; venerated, waited on)

WORTHY (acceptable for blessing, deserving, drawing praise, due reward, meet, suitable)

Genesis 22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide you here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

Genesis 24:26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD. 48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son. 52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

Exodus 4:31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Exodus 15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spoke, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea. 2 The LORD is My strength and Song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him and habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him. 11 Who is like unto you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? 20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 21 And Miriam answered them, Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea.

Exodus 20:6 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Deuteronomy 8:10 When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which he has given you.

2 Samuel 22:4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.

1 Kings 3:3 And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. 9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk of all his wondrous works. 10 Glory in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

2 Chronicles 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD. And when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endures forever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD. 14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

2 Chronicles 7:3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endures forever.

2 Chronicles 20:18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD. 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endures forever. 22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set an ambush against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

2 Chronicles 29:29 And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves, and worshipped. 30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped.

2 Chronicles 31:2 And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites after their courses, every man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of the LORD.

Ezra 3:11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endures forever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

Nehemiah 8:6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

Nehemiah 9:3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the LORD their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the LORD their God. You, even you, are LORD alone; you have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and you preserve them all; and the host of heaven worship you. 25 And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells dug, vineyards, and olive-yards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in your great goodness.

Job 1:20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped.

Job 22:26 For then shall you have thy delight in the Almighty, and shall lift up thy face unto God.

Almost the entire book of Psalms could be listed here because it deals almost exclusively with the concept that God is worthy of our praise and thanks.

Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

Psalms 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in you rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them: let them also that love your name be joyful in you.

Psalms 18:1 I will love you, O LORD, my strength. 46 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

Psalms 20:5 We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfill all your petitions.

Psalms 22:3 But you are holy, O you that inhabit the praises of Israel.

Psalms 26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all your wondrous works. 8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of your house, and the place where your honor dwells.

Psalms 27:6 And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

Psalms 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Psalms 30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O you saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. 11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing: you have put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; 12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to you, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto you forever.

Psalms 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy: for you have considered my trouble; you have known my soul in adversities. 21 Blessed be the LORD: for he has showed me his marvelous kindness in a strong city.

Psalms 35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. 18 I will give you thanks in the great congregation: I will praise you among many people.

Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of your heart.

Psalms 40:3 And he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. 8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, your law is within my heart.

Psalms 47:1 O clap your hands, all you people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises. Sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

Psalms 59:16 But I will sing of your power; yea, I will sing aloud of your mercy in the morning: for you have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble. 17 Unto you, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defense, and the God of my mercy.

Psalms 63:1 O God, you are my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsts for thee, my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; Because your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you. 4 Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.

Psalms 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rides upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him. 19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. 26 Bless God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

Psalms 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalms 71:8 Let my mouth be filled with your praise and with your honor all the day. 14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise you more and more. 15 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. 16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours only. 22 I will also praise you with the psaltery, even your truth, O my God: unto you will I sing with the harp, O you Holy One of Israel. 23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto you; and my soul, which you have redeemed. 24 My tongue also shall talk of your righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

Psalms 72:18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things. 19 And blessed be his glorious name forever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

Psalms 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you: the remainder of wrath shall you restrain.

Psalms 78:4 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he has done.

Psalms 84:2 My soul longs, yea, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God.

Psalms 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever: with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations.

Psalms 91:14 Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name.

Psalms 92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto your name, O most High: 2 To show forth your loving-kindness in the morning, and your faithfulness every night. 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. 4 For you, LORD, have made me glad through your work: I will triumph in the works of your hands.

Psalms 94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me your comforts delight my soul.

Psalms 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

Psalms 97:1 The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

Psalms 98:1 O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he has done marvelous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, has gotten him the victory. 4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. 5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. 6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. 7 Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together 9 Before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

Psalms 99:5 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool. For he is holy. 9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

Psalms 100:1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all you lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalms 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Psalms 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with honor and majesty. 33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

Psalms 106:1 Praise the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures forever. 2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? Who can show forth all his praise? 47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto your holy name, and to triumph in your praise. 48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise the LORD.

Psalms 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures forever. 8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 21 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Psalms 108:1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 3 I will praise you, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto you among the nations. 4 For your mercy is great above the heavens: and your truth reaches unto the clouds.

Psalms 113:1 Praise the LORD. Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. 3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.

Psalms 116:1 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word. 20 My soul breaks for the longing that it has unto your judgments at all times. 24. Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors. 47 And I will delight myself in your commandments, which I have loved. 70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in your law. 77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight. 92. Unless your law had been my delights, I should then have perished in my affliction. 131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for your commandments. 143. Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet your commandments are my delights. 174 I have longed for your salvation, O LORD; and your law is my delight.

Psalms 138:1 I will praise you with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto you. 2 I will worship toward your holy temple, and praise your name for your loving-kindness and for your truth: for you have magnified your word above all your name. 3 In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul. 4 All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth. 5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

Psalms 139:17 How precious also are your thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!

Psalms 144:1. Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. 9 I will sing a new song unto you, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto you.

Psalms 145:1 I will extol you, my God, O king; and I will bless your name forever and ever. 2 Every day will I bless you; and I will praise your name forever and ever. 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. 5 I will speak of the glorious honor of your majesty, and of your wondrous works. 6 And men shall speak of the might of your terrible acts: and I will declare your greatness. 7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of your great goodness, and shall sing of your righteousness. 10 All your works shall praise you, O LORD; and your saints shall bless you. 11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power; 12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. 20 The LORD preserves all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. 21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

Psalms 148:2 Praise him, all his angels: praise him, all his hosts. 3 Praise him, sun and moon: praise him, all you stars of light. 4 Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that be above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created. 7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you dragons, and all deeps: 8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapor; stormy wind fulfilling his word. 9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars. 10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl. 13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. 14 He also exalts the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise the LORD.

Psalms 149:1 Praise the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. 4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

Psalms 150:1 Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 6 Let every thing that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.

Song of Solomon 1:3 Because of the savor of your good ointments your name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love you.

Song of Solomon 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. [This speaks of a picture of Jesus.]

Isaiah 5:1 Now will I sing to my Well Beloved a song of My Beloved touching his vineyard. My Well Beloved has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

Isaiah 12:1 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away, and you comforted me. 4 And in that day shall you say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. 5 Sing unto the LORD; for he has done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. 6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of you.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste.

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; My Elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

Isaiah 44:23 Sing, O you heavens; for the LORD has done it: shout, you lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

Isaiah 58:2 Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God. 14 Then shall you delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.

Jeremiah 31:7 For thus says the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish, praise, and say, O LORD, save your people, the remnant of Israel.

Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endures forever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, says the LORD.

Daniel 2:23 I thank you, and praise you, O you God of my fathers, who has given me wisdom and might, and has made known unto me now what we desired of you: for you have now made known unto us the king's matter.

Daniel 3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spoke, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

Daniel 4:34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes unto heaven, and my understanding returned unto me. And I blessed the most High, and I praised and honored him that lives forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation. 37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice unto you with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

Haggai 2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the Desire Of All Nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.

Zephaniah 3:14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. 15 The LORD has taken away your judgments, he has cast out your enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of you: you shall not see evil any more.

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes unto you: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 12:16 And charged them that they should not make him known. 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying. 18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; My Beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles.

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear him.

Matthew 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Luke 17:16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answering said, were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?

Luke 19:37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen. 38 Saying, Blessed be the King that comes in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke your disciples. 40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Luke 20:13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.

John 1:27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

John 4:23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

John 16:27 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart. 47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertains the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises. 5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place.

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.

Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Colossians 1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the Blessed And Only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

Titus 2:13 Looking for that Blessed Hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

Hebrews 1:6 And again, when he brings in the first begotten into the world, he says, And let all the angels of God worship him.

Hebrews 2:12 Saying, I will declare your name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto you.

Hebrews 3:3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has built the house has more honor than the house.

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

1 Peter 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious. 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.

Revelation 4:10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying. 11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created.

Revelation 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5 And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints. 9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever. 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that lives forever and ever.

Revelation 7:11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God. 12 Saying, Amen, blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God forever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever. 16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God. 17 Saying, We give you thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which are, and were, and are to come; because you have taken to you your great power, and have reigned.

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are your ways, you King of saints. 4 Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before you; for your judgments are made manifest.

Revelation 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you his servants, and you that fear him, both small and great. 6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunder, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready.

Do we cherish the Lord as much as He is worthy? I hope that as a result of this book, we will cherish Him more and more. Let's take time to thank, praise, and worship our Lord. He is the only one worthy. God is so worthy of praise that the Host of Heaven worship Him constantly. Jesus even said that if we didn't praise Him, the rocks themselves would cry out in the silence.

We may not think that some of the characteristics above are truly characteristics. But think of the many people that are not deserving of such, whether of this world or not. Truly our God is worthy of these because of who He is. They reveal His character.

See Also: Exalted, Glory, Good, Grace, Lord

Cross References: Dt. 10:12, 11:13, 19:9, Jos. 23:11, 2 Kin. 17:36, Ps. 9:11, 18:3, 22:23, 31:23, 32:11, 33:1-3, 41:13, 42:11, 43:4, 44:8, 56:4, 10, 57:9, 61:8, 67:5, 68:4, 32, 75:4, 96:1-5, 9, 11-13, 101:1, 105:1-3, 107:15, 31, 33, 109:30, 111:1, 118:1, 28-29, 134:1-2, 135:1-2, 19-21, 146:1, Is. 25:12, 49:13, Zec. 14:17, Mt. 4:10, 18:26, 22:37, Mk. 1:11, 9:7, Lk. 3:22, 9:35, 19:37, 40, Jn. 9:38, Phil. 2:29, 4:6, Col. 2:7, 3:15, 17, 1 Thes. 5:16-18, 2 Thes. 3:5, 1 Tim. 4:4. Rev. 1:6, 14:7

Hymns: O WORSHIP THE KING, JESUS IS THE SWEETEST THING I KNOW; FAIREST LORD JESUS; JESUS, THE VERY THOUGHT OF THEE; MAY JESUS CHRIST BE PRAISED; THE GREAT PHYSICIAN; THE NAME OF JESUS; MY JESUS, I LOVE THEE; THE LILY OF THE VALLEY; YE SERVANTS OF GOD, YOUR MASTER PROCLAIM; MAJESTIC SWEETNESS SITS ENTHRONED; JESUS SHALL REIGN; STILL SWEETER EVERY DAY; THAT BEAUTIFUL NAME; TAKE THE NAME OF JESUS WITH YOU; JESUS THE SON OF GOD; O HOW I LOVE JESUS; THAT BEAUTIFUL NAME; MORE ABOUT JESUS, JESUS IS THE SWEETEST NAME I KNOW; MY WONDERFUL LORD; BLESSED BE THE NAME; ALL THAT THRILLS MY SOUL; HOW CAN I HELP BUT LOVE HIM; TELL ME THE STORY OF JESUS; BLESSED ASSURANCE; HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW; PRAISE THE LORD THE ALMIGHTY; PRAISE THE LORD! YE HEAVENS ADORE HIM; COULD I SPEAK THE MATCHLESS WORTH; FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH; CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS; ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUSí NAME; REJOICE, YE PURE, IN HEART; ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING; SINGING I GO; PRAISE THE SAVIOUR, YE WHO KNOW HIM; MY TRIBUTE; WE WORSHIP AND ADORE THEE; LETíS JUST PRAISE THE LORD; TO GOD BE THE GLORY; THANK YOU LORD; WHEN LOVE SHINES IN; HE KEEPS ME SINGING; WONDERFUL GRACE OF JESUS; I LOVE THEE, I LOVE THEE; DOXOLOGY; GLORIA PATRI; HE IS SO PRECIOUS O ME; THOU ARE WORTHY; O COME LET US ADORE HIM; ANGELS FROM THE REALM OF GLORY

Choruses: ALL THE GLORY; BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD; THOU ART WORTHY; THOU ART WORTHY; GREAT JEHOVAH; WORTHY, YOU ARE WORTHY; BLESSED BE THE LORD; I DELIGHT

 

Study and Application Questions

 

1.       What concepts or details about God being Beloved did you understand for the first time by reading this chapter?

2.       In what ways did the definitions of Godís attributes, etc. affect you?

3.       How did the hymns and / or choruses listed reinforce the concepts in the verses? Which one(s) did you pick to help you remember this attribute?

4.       Concerning the authorís comments, did any of them challenge you in thought or action? Did you agree or disagree with them?

5.       Which verses caused Ďthe light to come oní and the Holy Spirit impressed something to you? Is He challenging you to change anything?

  1. What do you need or want God to minister to you or change in you after reading this chapter?

7.       How will the knowledge of God being Beloved affect your prayer, worship, and/or other aspects of your relationship with Him?

  1. Consider your ministry to Christians and non-Christians. How will the attributes of God in this chapter affect how you minister to them?