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70 Bible Verses about Bowing

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Genesis 42:6

And Joseph, he was the governor over the land he it was that sold the corn to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brethren came and bowed down to him, the face to the earth.

2 Samuel 1:2

And it came to pass on the third day, that behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his garments rent, and earth upon his head; and as soon as he came to David, he fell to the earth and did obeisance.

Psalm 72:9

The dwellers in the desert shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust.

Genesis 33:3

And he passed on before them, and bowed to the earth seven times, until he came near to his brother.

Genesis 43:26-28

When Joseph came home, they brought him the gift that was in their hand, into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth. And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well the old man of whom ye spoke? Is he yet alive? And they said, Thy servant our father is well; he is yet alive. And they bowed, and made obeisance.

Genesis 49:8

Judah as to thee, thy brethren will praise thee; Thy hand will be upon the neck of thine enemies; Thy father's children will bow down to thee.

Exodus 11:8

And all these thy bondmen shall come down unto me, and bow down to me, saying, Go out, thou, and all the people that follow thee; and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a glowing anger.

Exodus 18:7

And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other after their welfare, and went into the tent.

Ruth 2:10

Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said to him, Why have I found favour in thine eyes, that thou shouldest regard me, seeing I am a foreigner?

1 Samuel 2:36

And it shall come to pass that every one that is left of thy house shall come to crouch to him for a small piece of silver and for a cake of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray thee, into one of the priestly offices, that I may eat a morsel of bread.

1 Samuel 24:8

David also arose afterwards, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king! And when Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth, and did obeisance.

1 Samuel 25:23

And when Abigail saw David, she hasted and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

2 Samuel 15:5

And it was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

2 Samuel 18:28

And Ahimaaz called and said to the king, Peace! And he fell down to the earth on his face before the king, and said, Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who has delivered up the men that lifted up their hand against my lord the king.

1 Kings 1:16

And Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance to the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?

1 Chronicles 21:21

And David came to Ornan, and Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshing-floor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground.

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and their princesses thy nursing-mothers: they shall bow down to thee with the face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I am Jehovah; for they shall not be ashamed who wait on me.

Genesis 18:2

And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men standing near him. And when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed himself to the earth,

Genesis 19:1

And the two angels came to Sodom at even. And Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. And Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he bowed down, the face toward the ground,

Numbers 22:31

Then Jehovah opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the Angel of Jehovah standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed and prostrated himself on his face.

Luke 24:5

And as they were filled with fear and bowed their faces to the ground, they said to them, Why seek ye the living one among the dead?

Exodus 4:31

And the people believed. And when they heard that Jehovah had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

2 Chronicles 20:18

And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before Jehovah, worshipping Jehovah.

Genesis 17:3

And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying,

Genesis 24:26

And the man stooped, and bowed down before Jehovah,

Exodus 12:27

that ye shall say, It is a sacrifice of passover to Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when he smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses. And the people bowed their heads and worshipped.

Exodus 34:8

And Moses made haste, and bowed his head to the earth and worshipped,

Deuteronomy 26:10

And now, behold, I have brought the first of the fruits of the land, which thou, Jehovah, hast given me. And thou shalt set it down before Jehovah thy God, and worship before Jehovah thy God.

Deuteronomy 33:3

Yea, he loveth the peoples, All his saints are in thy hand, And they sit down at thy feet; Each receiveth of thy words.

1 Kings 1:47

And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, Thy God make the name of Solomon more excellent than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne! And the king bowed himself on the bed.

2 Kings 17:36

but Jehovah alone, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched-out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.

1 Chronicles 29:20

And David said to all the congregation, Bless now Jehovah your God. And all the congregation blessed Jehovah the God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and did homage to Jehovah and the king.

2 Chronicles 29:28

And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded, all the time until the burnt-offering was finished.

Nehemiah 8:6

And Ezra blessed Jehovah, the great God; and all the people answered, Amen, Amen! with lifting up of their hands; and they bowed their heads, and worshipped Jehovah with their faces to the ground.

Isaiah 66:23

And it shall come to pass from new moon to new moon, and from sabbath to sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, saith Jehovah.

Psalm 5:7

But as for me, in the greatness of thy loving-kindness will I enter thy house; I will bow down toward the temple of thy holiness in thy fear.

Psalm 138:2

I will bow down toward the temple of thy holiness, and celebrate thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth; for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

Exodus 32:8

They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them: they have made themselves a molten calf, and have bowed down to it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, This is thy god, Israel, who has brought thee up out of the land of Egypt!

2 Kings 17:16

And they forsook all the commandments of Jehovah their God, and made them molten images, two calves, and made an Asherah, and worshipped all the host of the heavens, and served Baal;

Isaiah 2:8

And their land is full of idols; they bow themselves down to the work of their own hands, to that which their fingers have made.

Numbers 25:2

And they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods; and the people ate, and bowed down to their gods.

Deuteronomy 29:26

and they went and served other gods, and bowed down to them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not assigned to them.

2 Kings 21:3

And he built again the high places that Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars to Baal and made an Asherah, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.

2 Chronicles 25:14

And it came to pass after Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed himself down before them, and burned incense to them.

Isaiah 44:17

And with the remainder thereof he maketh a god, his graven image; he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me, for thou art my god.

Ezekiel 8:16

And he brought me into the inner court of Jehovah's house, and behold, at the entry of the temple of Jehovah, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of Jehovah and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

Micah 5:13

Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy statues out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more bow down to the work of thy hands.

Matthew 8:2

And behold, a leper came up to him and did him homage, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou art able to cleanse me.

Matthew 9:18

As he spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler coming in did homage to him, saying, My daughter has by this died; but come and lay thy hand upon her and she shall live.

Matthew 15:25

But she came and did him homage, saying, Lord, help me.

Matthew 27:29

and having woven a crown out of thorns, they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and, bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

Mark 10:17

And as he went forth into the way, a person ran up to him, and kneeling to him asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

Luke 17:16

and fell on his face at his feet giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

Psalm 35:14

I behaved myself as though he had been a friend, a brother to me; I bowed down in sadness, as one that mourneth for a mother.

Psalm 145:14

Jehovah upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all that are bowed down.

Psalm 38:6

I am depressed; I am bowed down beyond measure; I go mourning all the day.

Psalm 57:6

They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down: they have digged a pit before me; they are fallen into the midst thereof. Selah.

Psalm 146:8

Jehovah openeth the eyes of the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous;

Lamentations 2:10

The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, they keep silence; they have cast dust upon their heads, they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their head to the ground.

From Thematic Bible


Bowing » In obeisance

Genesis 37:7

Behold, we were binding sheaves in the fields, and lo, my sheaf rose up, and remained standing; and behold, your sheaves came round about and bowed down to my sheaf.

Genesis 43:28

And they said, Thy servant our father is well; he is yet alive. And they bowed, and made obeisance.

Exodus 18:7

And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other after their welfare, and went into the tent.

2 Samuel 15:5

And it was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and their princesses thy nursing-mothers: they shall bow down to thee with the face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I am Jehovah; for they shall not be ashamed who wait on me.

More verses: Matthew 2:11 Luke 8:41

Bowing » What not to bow down before

Exodus 23:24

Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their deeds; but thou shalt utterly destroy them, and utterly shatter their statues.

Exodus 20:2-5

I am Jehovah thy God, who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, or any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth: read more.
thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and to the fourth generation of them that hate me,

Leviticus 26:1

Ye shall make yourselves no idols, neither rear you up for yourselves carved image, or statue, nor shall ye set up a figured stone in your land, to bow down unto it; for I am Jehovah your God.

Deuteronomy 5:6-9

I am Jehovah thy God who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth: read more.
thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons, and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me,

Joshua 23:6-7

And be ye very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left; that ye enter not among these nations, these that remain among you; and ye shall make no mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them;

Bowing » Everyone bowing before the lord

Philippians 2:9-11

Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and granted him a name, that which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly and earthly and infernal beings, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to God the Father's glory.

Psalm 22:28-29

For the kingdom is Jehovah's, and he ruleth among the nations. All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship; all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him, and he that cannot keep alive his own soul.

Isaiah 45:22-23

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Romans 14:11

For it is written, I live, saith the Lord, that to me shall bow every knee, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Bowing » In prayer

Genesis 24:26

And the man stooped, and bowed down before Jehovah,

Exodus 4:31

And the people believed. And when they heard that Jehovah had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Exodus 12:27

that ye shall say, It is a sacrifice of passover to Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when he smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses. And the people bowed their heads and worshipped.

Exodus 34:8

And Moses made haste, and bowed his head to the earth and worshipped,

Bowing » Why you should bow down to God the father

Ephesians 3:14-16

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom every family in the heavens and on earth is named, in order that he may give you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power by his Spirit in the inner man;

Bowing » Who bows before the good

Proverbs 14:19

The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous man.

Bowing » Bowing before the lord

Bowing » In worship

2 Chronicles 7:3

And all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of Jehovah upon the house, and bowed themselves with their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshipped and thanked Jehovah: For he is good, for his loving-kindness endureth for ever.

Idolatry » Other customs of » Bowing

1 Kings 19:18

Yet I have left myself seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth that hath not kissed him.

2 Kings 5:18

In this thing Jehovah pardon thy servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to bow down there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, Jehovah pardon thy servant, I pray thee, in this thing.

Prayer » Postures in prayer » Bowing

Genesis 24:26

And the man stooped, and bowed down before Jehovah,

Exodus 4:31

And the people believed. And when they heard that Jehovah had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Exodus 12:27

that ye shall say, It is a sacrifice of passover to Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when he smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses. And the people bowed their heads and worshipped.

Exodus 34:8

And Moses made haste, and bowed his head to the earth and worshipped,

Worship » Postures in » Bowing

Exodus 34:8

And Moses made haste, and bowed his head to the earth and worshipped,

2 Chronicles 20:18

And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before Jehovah, worshipping Jehovah.

Topics on Bowing

Bowing Before David

9;25;23

And when Abigail saw David, she hasted and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

Bowing Before God

59;4;10

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he shall exalt you.

Bowing Before Joseph

1;37;7

Behold, we were binding sheaves in the fields, and lo, my sheaf rose up, and remained standing; and behold, your sheaves came round about and bowed down to my sheaf.

Bowing Before Messiah

19;45;11

And the king will desire thy beauty; for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.

Bowing Heads Before God

1;24;26

And the man stooped, and bowed down before Jehovah,

Bowing To False Gods

12;17;35

And Jehovah had made a covenant with them, and charged them saying, Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow down yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them;