Definitions for hallelujahˌhæl əˈlu yə
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hallelujah
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hal•le•lu•jahˌhæl əˈlu yə(interj.)
Praise ye the Lord!
(n.)an exclamation of “hallelujah!”
a shout of joy, praise, or gratitude.
a musical composition principally based upon the word “hallelujah.”
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of hallelujah:
1525–35; < Heb halălūyāh praise ye Yahweh
a shout or song of praise to God
A shout of u201CHallelujahu201D.
To cry "hallelujah" in praise.
An exclamation used in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God.
A general expression of gratitude or adoration.
Hallelujah! Itu2019s finally the weekend!
Origin: From הללויה.
praise ye Jehovah; praise ye the Lord; -- an exclamation used chiefly in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God, and as an expression of gratitude or adoration
Hallelujah is a transliteration of the Hebrew word הַלְּלוּיָהּ, which is composed of two elements: הַלְּלוּ and יָהּ. Most well-known English versions of the Hebrew Bible translate the Hebrew "Hallelujah" as two Hebrew words, generally rendered as "Praise" + "the LORD", but the second word is given as "Yah" in the Lexham English Bible and Young's Literal Translation, "Jehovah" in the American Standard Version, and "Hashem" in the Orthodox Jewish Bible. Instead of a translation, the transliteration "Hallelujah" is used by JPS Tanakh, International Standard Version, Darby Translation, God's Word Translation, Holman Christian Standard Bible, and The Message, with the spelling "Halleluyah" appearing in the Complete Jewish Bible. The Greek-influenced form "Alleluia" appears in Wycliffe's Bible, the Knox Version and the New Jerusalem Bible. In the great song of praise to God for his triumph over the Whore of Babylon in chapter 19 of the New Testament Book of Revelation, the Greek word ἀλληλούϊα, a transliteration of the same Hebrew word, appears four times, as an expression of praise rather than an exhortation to praise. In English translations this is mostly rendered as "Hallelujah", but as "Alleluia" in several translations, while a few have "Praise the Lord", "Praise God", "Praise our God", or "Thanks to our God".
Find a translation for the hallelujah definition in other languages:
Select another language: