2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.

Other Translations of Psalm 134:2

King James Version

2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, the sanctuary: or, holiness and bless the Lord.

English Standard Version

2 Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord!

The Message

2 Lift your praising hands to the Holy Place, and bless God.

New King James Version

2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the Lord.

New Living Translation

2 Lift your hands toward the sanctuary, and praise the Lord .

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 134:2

Chapter Contents

An exhortation to bless the Lord.

We must stir up ourselves to give glory to God, and encourage ourselves to hope for mercy and grace from him. It is an excellent plan to fill up all our spare minutes with pious meditations, and prayers and praises. No time would then be a burden, nor should we murder our hours by trifling conversation and vain amusements, or by carnal indulgences. We need desire no more to make us happy, than to be blessed of the Lord. We ought to beg spiritual blessings, not only for ourselves, but for others; not only, The Lord bless me, but, The Lord bless thee; thus testifying our belief that there is enough for others as well as for us, and showing our good will to others.