by Rev. Vince Finnegan on November 22, 2009
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Exodus 15:2 --"Yah" is an abbreviated and oft poetic form of the name "Yahweh." It is primarily used in songs and compound words. The term is generally found where the subject theme dwells upon a rejoicing over victory and deliverance or where there is an acknowledgment of God's mighty hand and salvation.

Psalms 68:4; 118:14; Isaiah 12:2; 26:1-4 Yah is used 46 times in the Old Testament, 40 of which are in the book of Psalms, the book of songs and prayers.

Exodus 15:1- 22 The song is after the great exodus from Egypt which is a type for what will happen at the end of the age.

Isaiah 11:1- 16 In the context, "in that day" refers to the end of the age.

Isaiah 12:1- 6 This follows the context which is talking about the future while remembering the past.

Isaiah 12:2 The wording is identical to Exodus 15:2

Revelation 15:1-5 This refers back to the song of Moses in Exodus 15 which was also referenced in Isaiah 12.

Revelation 19:1-6

"Hallelujah" is made up of "hallelu," praise, and "Jah" or Yah; so, "hallelujah" means praise Yah.

Hallelu-Yah is used 26 times in the book of Psalms and is usually in the plural imperative which is a command to praise Yah. So, it could read, "You praise Yah" or "Praise Yah, you people."

01984 is the Hebrew word "halal," and 03050 is "Yah."


01984 is the Hebrew word "halal," and 03050 is "Yah."

Ps 102:18 This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise <01984> the LORD <03050>.

Ps 104:35 Let sinners be consumed from the earth And let the wicked be no more. Bless the LORD, O my soul. Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 105:45 So that they might keep His statutes And observe His laws, Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 106:1 Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting.

Ps 106:48 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And let all the people say, "Amen." Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 111:1 Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>! I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly.

Ps 112:1 Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments.

Ps 113:1 Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>! Praise <01984>, O servants of the LORD, Praise <01984> the name of the LORD.

Ps 113:9 He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of children. Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 115:17 The dead do not praise <01984> the LORD <03050>, Nor do any who go down into silence;

Ps 115:18 But as for us, we will bless the LORD <03050> From this time forth and forever. Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 116:19 In the courts of the LORD'S house, In the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 117:2 For His loving kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 135:1 Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>! Praise <01984> the name of the LORD; Praise <01984> Him, O servants of the LORD,

Ps 135:3 Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>, for the LORD is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.

Ps 135:21 Blessed be the LORD from Zion, Who dwells in Jerusalem. Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 146:1 Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>! Praise <01984> the LORD, O my soul!

Ps 146:10 The LORD will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 147:1 Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.

Ps 147:20 He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His ordinances, they have not known them. Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 148:1 Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>! Praise <01984> the LORD from the heavens; Praise <01984> Him in the heights!

Ps 148:14 He has lifted up a horn for His people, Praise <01984> for all His godly ones; Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him. Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 149:1 Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.

Ps 149:9 To execute on them the judgment written; This is an honor for all His godly ones. Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Ps 150:1 Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>! Praise <01984> God in His sanctuary; Praise <01984> Him in His mighty expanse.

Ps 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise <01984> the LORD <03050>. Praise <01984> the LORD <03050>!

Names with Yah:

Elijah from the Hebrew Eliyahu (El E Yah who)which means Yah is my God

Isaiah from the Hebrew Yeshayah (Yes she yah) which means Salvation of Yah

Jeremiah from the Hebrew Yirmyah ( Yirm Yah)which means Whom Yah has appointed

Joshua from the Hebrew Jehoshua (You shoe ah) which means Yahweh is salvation

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