Strong's Exhaustive Concordance:
"239. allelouia ... praise ye Jah!, an adoring exclamation."

Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary:
"hallelujah ... [Hebrew halaluyah praise (ye) the Lord] ... used to express praise, joy, or thanks."

Webster's New World College Dictionary:
"hallelujah ... [... Hebrew ... hallelu, praise ... + yah, Jehovah] used to express praise, thanks, or joy, especially to God as in a hymn or prayer."

Revelation 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia [RSV: Hallelujah!]; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
3 And again they said, Alleluia [RSV: Hallelujah!]. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia [RSV: Hallelujah!].
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia [RSV: Hallelujah!]: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

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