Be Glad. Be Merry. Be Joyful. Be Blessed.

God, Elohim, wants us to be glad everyday of our lives. Being glad is a choice we make not a condition of fate. Choosing to rejoice and glorify Elohim is a choice. Being glad, joyful and rejoicing in Adonai is a good Mitzvah. Being glad, joyful and rejoicing is not a suggestion, but a direction and instruction from the Almighty. Being Glad, joyful and rejoicing is evidence of faith and belief at work. Being sad, mad, worried and depressed is evidence of doubt, unbelief and the flesh at work.

Psalm 105:1 Give thanks to Adonai! Call upon His Name, Make known His deeds among the peoples.

Psalm 105:2 Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; Speak of all His wonders.
Adonai wants you and asked you to “Be Glad”.
Look at these Hebrew words and look at how our Heavenly Father is asking us to express our love and faith. First we will look at the Hebrew word, its definition and then an example of where the word is in the Scriptures.

Barak - to kneel or bow, to give reverence to Elohim as an act of adoration, implies a continual conscious giving place to Elohim, to be a tuned to Him and His presence
Psalm 34:1 I bless Adonai at all times; His praise is continually in my mouth.

Guwl - to spin around, rejoice, - be glad, joy, be joyful
Psalm 32:11 Be glad in Adonai and exult (rejoice), you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Hallal - to praise, to make a show or rave about, to glory in or boast upon, to be clamorously foolish about you adoration of Elohim
Psalm 22:23 You who fear Adonai, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify him, and fear him, all you offspring of Israel!

Ranan - to creak, to shout aloud for joy
Psalm 33:1 Rejoice in Adonai, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.

Shachah - to prostrate in loyalty to Elohim, bow down
Psalm 29:2 Give unto Adonai the glory due to his name; worship Adonai in the beauty of holiness.

Tehillah - to sing hallal, a new song, a hymn of spontaneous praise glorifying Elohim in song
Psalm 34:1 I will bless Adonai at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Todah - an extension of the hand, adoration, a choir of worshipers, confession, sacrifice of praise, thanksgiving
Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise. Be thankful to him, and bless his name.

Yadah - hold out the hand, to revere or worship (with extended hands, praise thankful, thanksgiving)
Psalm 61:8 So I will sing praise to your name forever, that I may daily perform my vows.

Alats - to jump for joy, exult, be joyful, rejoice, triumph
Psalm 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in you; Let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them; Let those also who love your name be joyful in you.

Ps 68:3 But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before Elohim; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.

Alaz - to jump for joy, exult, be joyful, rejoice, triumph
Psalm 68:4 Sing to Elohim, sing praises to his name; Extol him who rides on the clouds, by his name YAH, and rejoice before him.

Giyl - exceeding joy, gladness, greatly, rejoice
Psalm 32:11 Be glad in Adonai and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Gol - to call aloud, a voice or sound, bleating, crackling, cry, fame, lightness, lowing, noise, proclaiming, sing, sound, thunder, voice, yell
Psalms 95:1 Oh come, let us sing to Adonai! Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.

Psalm 98:4 Shout joyfully to Adonai, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.

Kara - to bend the knee, to sink, to prostrate, bow down self, bring down low
Psalm 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before Adonai our maker.

Karar - to dance, whirl
2 Samuel 6:14 Then David danced before Adonai with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod.

Machowl - a round dance, dancing
Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name with the dance; Let them sing praises to him with the timbrel and harp.

Patsach- to break out (in joyful sound), break forth into joy, make a loud noise
Psalm 98:4 Shout joyfully to Adonai, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.

Psalm 100:1 Make a joyful shout to Adonai, all you lands!

Ragad - to stamp, to spring about (wildly or for joy), aloud, noise, shouted
1 Chronicles 15:29 And it happened, as the ark of the covenant of Adonai came to the City of David, that Michal, Saul's daughter, looked through a window and saw King David whirling and playing music; and she despised him in her heart.

Renanah - a shout (for joy), joyful voice, singing
Psalm 100:2 Serve Adonai with gladness; Come before his presence with singing.

Rinnah - a shrill sound, shout of grief or joy, gladness, proclamation, rejoicing, shouting, triumph, singing
Psalm 107:22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Ruwa - to split the ears with sound, shout (for alarm or joy), blow an alarm, make a joyful noise, shout for joy, sound an alarm
Psalm 47:1 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to Elohim with the voice of triumph!

Samach - to brighten up, cheer up, make glad, make merry, have joy, to rejoice
Psalm 32:11 Be glad in Adonai and exult, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Psalm 97:12 Rejoice in Adonai, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His Set-apartness.

Suws - to be bright, cheerful, be glad, make mirth, rejoice
Psalm 40:16 Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; Let such as love your salvation say continually, "Adonai be magnified!"
Being glad, joyful and rejoicing is not a suggestion, but a direction and instruction from Heaven above.
Php 4:4 Rejoice in Adonai always, again I say, rejoice!

(compiled by Jones Carl Jones)