What Does The Bible Say About Exhortation To Bless God?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
1 Chronicles 16:36 – Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel from eternity to eternity: and let all the people say Amen, and a hymn to God.
Tobit 4:20 – Bless God at all times: and desire of him to direct thy ways, and that all thy counsels may abide in him.
Tobit 12:6 – Then he said to them secretly: Bless ye the God of heaven, give glory to him in the sight of all that live, because he hath shewn his mercy to you.
Tobit 13:10 – Bless ye the Lord, all his elect, keep days of joy, and give glory to him
Tobit 13:19 – My soul, bless thou the Lord, because the Lord our God hath delivered Jerusalem his city from all her troubles.
Psalms 95:2 – Sing ye to the Lord and bless his name: shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Psalms 102:1-2 – For David himself. Bless the Lord, O my soul: and let all that is within me bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all he hath done for thee.
Psalms 102:20-22 – Bless the Lord, all ye his angels: you that are mighty in strength, and execute his word, hearkening to the voice of his orders. Bless the Lord, all ye his hosts: you ministers of his that do his will. Bless the Lord, all his works: in every place of his dominion, O my soul, bless thou the Lord.
Psalms 133:1-2 – Behold now bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord: Who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. In the nights lift up your hands to the holy places, and bless ye the Lord.
Psalms 134:19-20 – Bless the Lord, O house of Israel: bless the Lord, O house of Aaron. Bless the Lord, O house of Levi: you that fear the Lord, bless the Lord.
Wisdom 16:27-28 – For that which could not be destroyed by fire, being warmed with a little sunbeam presently melted away: That it might be known to all, that we ought to prevent the sun to bless thee, and adore thee at the dawning of the light.
Ecclesiasticus 32:17 – And for all these things bless the Lord, that made thee, and that replenisheth thee with all his good things.
Ecclesiasticus 39:41 – Now therefore with the whole heart and mouth praise ye him, and bless the name of the Lord.
Ecclesiasticus 43:12 – Look upon the rainbow, and bless him that made it: it is very beautiful in its brightness.
Ecclesiasticus 43:33-34 – Blessing the Lord, exalt him as much as you can: for he is above all praise. When you exalt him put forth all your strength, and be not weary: for you can never go far enough.
Daniel 3:57-58, 82-87, 90 – All ye works of the Lord, bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye angels of the Lord, bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. […] O ye sons of men, bless the Lord, praise and exalt him above all for ever. O let Israel bless the Lord: let them praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye priests of the Lord, bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye servants of the Lord, bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye spirits and souls of the just, bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. O ye holy and humble of heart, bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever. […] O all ye religious, bless the Lord the God of gods: praise him and give him thanks, because his mercy endureth for ever and ever.