Hebrews 13:1 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
I am thankful that I may praise God without fear and give Him the thanks that He deserves. I am thankful that though I was a sinner that He did not stop loving me, but paid my debt and redeemed me.
1a : a feudal ceremony by which a man acknowledges himself the vassal of a lordb : the relationship between a feudal lord and his vassalc : an act done or payment made in meeting the obligations of vassalage
2a : expression of high regard : respect —often used with payb : something that shows respect or attests to the worth or influence of another : tribute<his long life filled with international homages to his unique musical talent — People>
Did You Know?
The root of homage is homo-, the Latin root meaning “man.” In medieval times, a king’s male subject could officially become the king’s “man” by publicly announcing allegiance to the monarch in a formal ceremony. In that ritual, known as homage, the subject knelt and placed his hands between those of his lord, symbolically surrendering himself and putting himself at the lord’s disposal and under his jurisdiction. A bond was thus forged between the two; the vassal’s part was to revere and serve his lord, and the lord’s role was to protect the vassal and his family. Over time, homage was extended from the ceremony to the acts of duty and respect done for the lord, and eventually to any respectful act or tribute.
Synonym Discussion of homage
mean respect and esteem shown to another. honor
may apply to the recognition of one’s right to great respect or to any expression of such recognition <the nomination is an honor>
adds the implication of accompanying praise <paying homageto Shakespeare>
implies profound respect mingled with love, devotion, or awe <greatreverence for my father>
implies a yielding or submitting to another’s judgment or preference out of respect or reverence <showed no deference to their elders>
Synonyms and Antonyms of homage
1a formal expression of praise <the poem is a moving homage to all who have served in our nation’s armed services>Synonyms accolade, citation, commendation, dithyramb, eulogium, eulogy, encomium,hymn, paean, panegyric, salutation, tributeRelated Words award, decoration, dedication, honor, prize; acclaim, acclamation,laudation; applause, plaudit(s); bravo, hallelujah, kudo; approval, cachet, compliment,recommendationNear Antonyms censure, condemnation, denunciation, indictment, rebuke, reprimand,reproof; admonition, correction, harangue, lecture, sermon
2public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement <the unique homage that we grant to Olympic athletes>Synonyms acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, glory, honor, kudos, laud,laurels, props [slang], réclame, sunRelated Words celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric,toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation,commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement,exaltation, glorification
What are you thankful for?