The phrase "Give glory to God" ( Joshua 7:19 ; Jeremiah 13:16 ) is a Hebrew idiom meaning, "Confess your sins." The words of the Jews to the blind man, "Give God the praise" ( John 9:24 ), are an adjuration to confess. They are equivalent to, "Confess that you are an impostor," "Give God the glory by speaking the truth;" for they denied that a miracle had been wrought.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible [T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook [B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical Dictionary Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Glory". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .