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Reference: Bow Down, To


An act of respect between man and man, very common in the East, as Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land when he bought a burying place for his dead. Ge 23:7,12. Also an act of reverence to God, Ps 95:6; but strictly forbidden to be done before an idol or image, Ex 20:5; and treated as an act of worship.

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