What does “Towdah” mean?


תּוֹדָה towdah {to-daw'}



—Hebrew Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)


 1) confession, praise, thanksgiving

    1a) give praise to God

    1b) thanksgiving in songs of liturgical worship, hymn of praise

    1c) thanksgiving choir or procession or line or company

    1d) thank-offering, sacrifice of thanksgiving

    1e) confession


—Brown-Driver-Briggs (Old Testament Hebrew-English Lexicon)

From H3034; properly an extension of the hand, that is, (by implication) avowal, or (usually) adoration; specifically a choir of worshippers:—confession, (sacrifice of) praise, thanks (-giving, offering).


—Strong's (Hebrew & Chaldee Dictionary of the Old Testament)

*       #8426.

*       תּוֹדָה

*       todah (392d); from 3034; thanksgiving:—

*       NASB - choir(1), choirs(2), confession(1), hymns of thanksgiving(1), praise(1), sacrifices of thanksgiving(1), thank offering(2), thank offerings(4), thanksgiving(18).

—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

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[Lev 7:12-13, 15 KJV] 12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried. 13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer [for] his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings. ... 15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning.

[Lev 22:29 KJV] 29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer [it] at your own will.

[Jos 7:19 KJV] 19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide [it] not from me.

[2Ch 29:31 KJV] 31 Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the LORD, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD. And the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.

[2Ch 33:16 KJV] 16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel.

[Ezr 10:11 KJV] 11 Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.

[Neh 12:27, 31, 38, 40 KJV] 27 And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, [with] cymbals, psalteries, and with harps. ... 31 Then I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed two great [companies of them that gave] thanks, [whereof one] went on the right hand upon the wall toward the dung gate: ... 38 And the other [company of them that gave] thanks went over against [them], and I after them, and the half of the people upon the wall, from beyond the tower of the furnaces even unto the broad wall; ... 40 So stood the two [companies of them that gave] thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:

[Psa 26:7 KJV] 7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

[Psa 42:4 KJV] 4 When I remember these [things], I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

[Psa 50:14, 23 KJV] 14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: ... 23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth [his] conversation [aright] will I shew the salvation of God.

[Psa 56:12 KJV] 12 Thy vows [are] upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

[Psa 69:30 KJV] 30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

[Psa 95:2 KJV] 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

[Psa 100:1, 4 KJV] 1 [[A Psalm of praise.]] Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. ... 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name.

[Psa 107:22 KJV] 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

[Psa 116:17 KJV] 17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.

[Psa 147:7 KJV] 7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

[Isa 51:3 KJV] 3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

[Jer 17:26 KJV] 26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD.

[Jer 30:19 KJV] 19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

[Jer 33:11 KJV] 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and] of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

[Amos 4:5 KJV] 5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim [and] publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

[Jon 2:9 KJV] 9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay [that] that I have vowed. Salvation [is] of the LORD.



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