Applauding with one’s hands, as an expression of delight. Scripture portrays even the creation sharing in this delight at the majesty of its Creator.
Clapping as an expression of delight
At a coronation 2Ki 11:12
Expressing praise Ps 47:1
Expressing the delight of the creation in its Creator Ps 98:8 See also Isa 55:12
Clapping as an act of derision
La 2:15 See also Job 27:21-23; Job 34:37; Eze 25:6; Na 3:19
Dictionary of Bible Themes
Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible
, on which this work is based.