Abraham looked up and saw three men standing across from him. When he saw them he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.
Do not neglect hospitality, because through it some have entertained angels without knowing it.
The two men turned and headed toward Sodom, but Abraham was still standing before the Lord.
The two angels came to Sodom in the evening while Lot was sitting in the city's gateway. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face toward the ground.
When the men got up to leave, they looked out over Sodom. (Now Abraham was walking with them to see them on their way.)
So Jacob was left alone. Then a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
When Joseph came home, they presented him with the gifts they had brought inside, and they bowed down to the ground before him.
"Your servant our father is well," they replied. "He is still alive." They bowed down in humility.
So Judah and his brothers came back to Joseph's house. He was still there, and they threw themselves to the ground before him.
When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him holding a drawn sword. Joshua approached him and asked him, "Are you on our side or allied with our enemies?"
The Lord's angelic messenger appeared to the woman and said to her, "You are infertile and childless, but you will conceive and have a son.
But Jacob himself went on ahead of them, and he bowed toward the ground seven times as he approached his brother.
The woman went and said to her husband, "A man sent from God came to me! He looked like God's angelic messenger -- he was very awesome. I did not ask him where he came from, and he did not tell me his name.
Ruth knelt before him with her forehead to the ground and said to him, "Why are you so kind and so attentive to me, even though I am a foreigner?"
When the members of the prophetic guild in Jericho, who were standing at a distance, saw him do this, they said, "The spirit that energized Elijah rests upon Elisha." They went to meet him and bowed down to the ground before him.