hosanna

hosanna (Hoh-zan´uh)

A Hebrew expression of two words meaning “Save, I [we] pray” (Ps 118:25), but transliterated as one word in Greek and then English. Ps 118:25 was recited repeatedly in the liturgy of the Festival of Tabernacles (Booths) and became associated with messianic expectations. In the Gospels, Jesus is hailed as Messiah by use of the words of (Ps 118:25-26) as he enters Jerusalem (John 12:13; with variations in Matt 21:9, Matt 21:15).

Ps 118:25

25Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!

Ps 118:25

25Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!

Ps 118:25-26

25Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!
26Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
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John 12:13

13So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting,
“Hosanna!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord—
the King of Israel!”

Matt 21:9

9The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
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Matt 21:15

15But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the amazing things that he did, and heard the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” ... View more

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