CONCERNING THE LIFTING UP OF HANDS

THE BIBLE SAYS

Compiled by Daniel L. Wakefield

 

 

·         Exodus 17:11-13          And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.  But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.  And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

 

·         Leviticus 9:22                And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and peace offerings.

 

·         Nehemiah 8:5-6             And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up: 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.

 

·         Psalm 28:1-2                  Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.  Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

 

·         Psalm 63:3-4                  Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.  Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

 

·         Psalm 134:1-2                Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord.  Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

 

·         Psalm 141:1-2                Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.  Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

 

·         Psalm 143:6                   I stretch forth my hands after thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land.  Selah.

 

·         Lamentations 2:19       Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

 

·         I Timothy 2:8                  I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.