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70 Bible Verses about Bowing

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Genesis 42:6

Meanwhile, Joseph continued to be ruler over the land, in charge of selling to everyone in the land. Joseph's brothers appeared and bowed down to him, face down.

2 Samuel 1:2

The next day, a man escaped from Saul's camp! With torn clothes and dirty hair, he approached David, fell to the ground, and bowed down to him.

Psalm 72:9

May the nomads bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust.

Genesis 33:3

Then he went out to meet Esau, passing in front of all of them, and bowed low to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.

Genesis 43:26-28

When Joseph arrived at his palace, his brothers brought to him their gifts that they had carried with them and bowed to the ground in front of him. Joseph asked them how they had been doing. "Is your father well, the older gentleman about whom you spoke?" he inquired. "Is he still alive?" "Your servant, our father, is doing well," they replied. "He is still alive." Then they bowed down in humility.

Genesis 49:8

"Your brothers will praise you, Judah. Your hand will be at the throat of your enemies, and your father's children will bow down to you.

Exodus 11:8

All these officials of yours will come down to me, prostrate themselves to me, and say, "Get out, you and all the people following you!' After that I'll go out." Then Moses angrily left Pharaoh.

Exodus 18:7

When Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, he bowed low and kissed him, and they greeted one another. Then they went into the tent.

Ruth 2:10

At this she fell prostrate, bowing low to the ground, and asked him, "Why is it that you're showing me kindness by noticing me, since I'm a foreigner?"

1 Samuel 2:36

Anyone who remains in your family will come and prostrate themselves before him for a small wage or a loaf of bread and will say, "Please put me in one of the priest's offices so I can eat a piece of bread."'"

1 Samuel 24:8

Then David got up, went out of the cave, and called out to Saul: "Your majesty!" Saul looked behind him, and David bowed down with his face to the ground and prostrated himself.

1 Samuel 25:23

When Abigail saw David, she quickly got down from the donkey and fell on her face before David, prostrating herself on the ground.

2 Samuel 15:5

Furthermore, if a man approached him to bow down in front of him, he would put out his hand, grab him, and embrace him.

2 Samuel 18:28

"Everything's fine!" Ahimaaz announced to the king. He bowed low with his face to the ground before the king and said, "Praise be to the LORD your God! He has handed over the men who rebelled against your majesty the king."

1 Kings 1:16

Bathsheba knelt and bowed down to the king, and the king asked her, "What do you wish?"

1 Chronicles 21:21

As David approached Ornan, Ornan looked around and observed David, left the threshing floor, and fell to the ground before David with his face on the ground.

Isaiah 49:23

"Oh, yes! Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens will be your nursing mothers. They will bow to you with their faces to the ground, and lick the dust from your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.

Genesis 18:2

he glanced up and saw three men standing there, not far from him. As soon as he noticed them, Abraham ran from the tent entrance to greet them and bowed low to the ground.

Genesis 19:1

The two angels entered Sodom at sunset while Lot was sitting in the gate area of the city. When Lot saw them, he got up, greeted them, bowed low with his face to the ground,

Numbers 22:31

Then the LORD enabled Balaam to see, so he observed the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with an unsheathed sword in his hand. So he bowed down and prostrated himself on his face.

Luke 24:5

While the women remained terrified, bowing their faces to the ground, the men asked them, "Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is living?

Exodus 4:31

The people believed and understood that the LORD had paid attention to the Israelis and had seen their affliction. They bowed their heads and prostrated themselves in worship.

2 Chronicles 20:18

Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the assembled inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem fell face down in the LORD's presence and worshipped the LORD.

Genesis 17:3

Then Abram fell to the ground as God continued speaking to him.

Genesis 24:26

At this, the man bowed down and worshipped the LORD.

Exodus 12:27

you are to say, "It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelis in Egypt when he struck down the Egyptians but spared our houses.'" Then the people bowed down and worshipped.

Exodus 34:8

Moses quickly bowed to the ground and prostrated himself in worship.

Deuteronomy 26:10

Now, look I brought the first produce of the land that you, LORD, have given me.'

Deuteronomy 33:3

Indeed, lover of people, all of his holy ones are in your control. They gather at your feet to do as you have instructed.

1 Kings 1:47

In addition to all of this, the king's servants have come along to congratulate our lord King David. They've been telling David "May your God make Solomon's reputation even more famous than yours, and may he make his throne greater than yours!' The king has himself bowed in worship on his own bed

2 Kings 17:36

"You are not to fear other gods, bow down to them, serve them, or sacrifice to them. Instead, it is to be the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, showing great power and public demonstrations of might, whom you are to fear, worship, and to whom you are to offer sacrifice.

1 Chronicles 29:20

Then David told the entire assembly, "Bless the LORD your God, please." So the entire assembly blessed the LORD God of their ancestors, bowing their heads and falling in the LORD's presence and before the king.

2 Chronicles 29:28

Everybody in the assembly worshipped, the singers sang, and the trumpets sounded. They continued doing this until the burnt offering sacrifice was completed.

Nehemiah 8:6

Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and with uplifted hands, all the people responded, "Amen! Amen!" They bowed down and worshipped the LORD prostrate on the ground.

Isaiah 66:23

And from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all humanity will come to worship before me," says the LORD.

Psalm 5:7

But I, because of the abundance of your gracious love, may come into your house. In awe of you, I will worship in your holy Temple.

Psalm 138:2

I will bow down in worship toward your holy Temple and give thanks to your name for your gracious love and truth, for you have done great things to carry out your word consistent with your name.

Exodus 32:8

They have been quick to turn aside from the way I commanded them, and they have made for themselves a molten calf. They have bowed down to it in worship, they have offered sacrifices to it, and they have said, "This, Israel, is your god who brought you out of the land of Egypt.'"

2 Kings 17:16

They abandoned all of the commands given by the LORD their God, crafted for themselves cast images of two calves, constructed an Asherah, worshipped all of the stars in heaven, and served Baal.

Isaiah 2:8

Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their own fingers have made.

Numbers 25:2

who also invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods. So the people ate what they had sacrificed and then worshipped their gods.

Deuteronomy 29:26

"Because they've abandoned the covenant of their LORD, the God of their ancestors that he had made with them when he brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshipped other gods whom they had not known and whom he did not assign to them.

2 Kings 21:3

He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed. He erected altars for Baal, crafted an Asherah, just as King Ahab of Israel had done, and worshipped and served the stars of heaven.

2 Chronicles 25:14

Later, Amaziah returned from slaughtering the Edomites, but he brought back the gods that had belonged to the men of Seir, set them up as his own gods, worshipped them, and sacrificed offerings to them.

Isaiah 44:17

And the rest of it he makes into a god. To blocks of wood he bows down, worships, prays, and says, "Save me, since you are my god."

Ezekiel 8:16

Then he brought me to the inner court of the LORD's Temple. There, at the entrance to the LORD's Temple, between the porch and the altar, were 25 men, with their backs toward the LORD's Temple and facing the east, prostrating themselves to the sun.

Micah 5:13

I will separate you from your carved images and sacred pillars, and you no longer will worship what you've made with your hands.

Matthew 8:2

Suddenly, a leper came up to him, fell down before him, and said, "Sir, if you want to, you can make me clean."

Matthew 9:18

While Jesus was telling them these things, an official came up and fell down before him. "My daughter has just died," he said. "But come and lay your hand on her, and she will live."

Matthew 15:25

Then she came and fell down before him, saying, "Lord, help me!"

Matthew 27:29

Twisting some thorns into a victor's crown, they placed it on his head and put a stick in his right hand. They knelt down in front of him and began making fun of him, saying, "Long live the king of the Jews!"

Mark 10:17

As Jesus was setting out again, a man ran up to him, knelt down in front of him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 17:16

He fell on his face at Jesus' feet and thanked him. Now that man was a Samaritan.

Psalm 35:14

I paced about as for my friend or my brother, and fell down mourning as one weeps for one's mother.

Psalm 145:14

The LORD supports everyone who falls and raises up those who are bowed down.

Psalm 38:6

I am bent over and walk about greatly bowed down; all day long I go around mourning.

Psalm 57:6

They have set a snare for my feet, which makes me depressed. They dug a pit in front of me, but they are the ones who fell into it! Interlude

Psalm 146:8

the LORD gives sight to the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are weighed down. The LORD loves the righteous.

Lamentations 2:10

The leaders of cherished Zion sit silently on the ground; they throw dust on their heads and dress in mourning clothes. The young women of Jerusalem bow their heads in sorrow.

From Thematic Bible


Bowing » In obeisance

Genesis 37:7

"We were tying sheaves together out in the middle of the fields, when all of a sudden, my sheaf stood up erect! And then your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf!"

Genesis 43:28

"Your servant, our father, is doing well," they replied. "He is still alive." Then they bowed down in humility.

Exodus 18:7

When Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, he bowed low and kissed him, and they greeted one another. Then they went into the tent.

2 Samuel 15:5

Furthermore, if a man approached him to bow down in front of him, he would put out his hand, grab him, and embrace him.

Isaiah 49:23

"Oh, yes! Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens will be your nursing mothers. They will bow to you with their faces to the ground, and lick the dust from your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.

More verses: Matthew 2:11 Luke 8:41

Bowing » What not to bow down before

Exodus 23:24

You are not to bow down to their gods or serve them. You are not to follow their practices, but you are to overthrow them completely and smash their sacred stones to pieces.

Exodus 20:2-5

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt from the house of slavery. You are to have no other gods as a substitute for me. "You are not to craft for yourselves an idol or anything resembling what is in the skies above, or on earth beneath, or in the water sources under the earth. read more.
You are not to bow down to them in worship or serve them, because I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the guilt of parents on children, to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

Deuteronomy 5:6-9

""I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt from the house of slavery. You are to have no other gods as a substitute for me. ""You are not to craft for yourselves an idol resembling what is in the skies above, or on earth beneath, or in the water sources under the earth. read more.
You are not to bow down to them in worship or serve them, because I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the guilt of parents on children, to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

Joshua 23:6-7

Stand very strong, then, so you can obey and carry out everything written in the Book of the Law of Moses, turning neither to the right nor to the left of it. That way, you will not mingle with those nations that remain among you, nor mention the name of their gods, nor make oaths by them, nor serve them, nor worship them.

Bowing » Everyone bowing before the lord

Philippians 2:9-11

Now lifted up by God to heaven, a name above all others given, this matchless name possessing. And so, when Jesus' name is called, the knees of everyone should fall, wherever they're residing. Then every tongue in one accord, will say that Jesus the Messiah is Lord, while God the Father praising.

Psalm 22:28-29

Indeed, the kingdom belongs to the LORD; he rules over the nations. All the prosperous people will eat and bow down in submission. All those who are about to go down to the grave will bow down in submission, along with the one who can no longer keep himself alive.

Isaiah 45:22-23

Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth. For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn from my mouth has gone out integrity, a promise that won't be revoked: "To me every knee will bow, and every tongue will swear.'

Romans 14:11

For it is written, "As certainly as I live, declares the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will praise God."

Bowing » In prayer

Genesis 24:26

At this, the man bowed down and worshipped the LORD.

Exodus 4:31

The people believed and understood that the LORD had paid attention to the Israelis and had seen their affliction. They bowed their heads and prostrated themselves in worship.

Exodus 12:27

you are to say, "It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelis in Egypt when he struck down the Egyptians but spared our houses.'" Then the people bowed down and worshipped.

Exodus 34:8

Moses quickly bowed to the ground and prostrated himself in worship.

Bowing » Why you should bow down to God the father

Ephesians 3:14-16

This is the reason I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its name. I pray that he would give you, according to his glorious riches, strength in your inner being and power through his Spirit,

Bowing » Who bows before the good

Proverbs 14:19

Evil men will bow down in the presence of good men and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Bowing » Bowing before the lord

Bowing » In worship

2 Chronicles 7:3

When all of the Israelis saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD resting on the Temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement, worshipped, and gave thanks to the LORD, "Because he is good; because his gracious love is eternal."

Idolatry » Other customs of » Bowing

1 Kings 19:18

Nevertheless, I've reserved 7,000 in Israel who have neither bowed their knees to Baal nor kissed him."

2 Kings 5:18

In this one area may the LORD pardon your servant: Whenever my master enters the temple of Rimmon to worship there, he will lean on my hand while I bow down in the temple of Rimmon. So may the LORD pardon your servant in this one area."

Prayer » Postures in prayer » Bowing

Genesis 24:26

At this, the man bowed down and worshipped the LORD.

Exodus 4:31

The people believed and understood that the LORD had paid attention to the Israelis and had seen their affliction. They bowed their heads and prostrated themselves in worship.

Exodus 12:27

you are to say, "It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelis in Egypt when he struck down the Egyptians but spared our houses.'" Then the people bowed down and worshipped.

Exodus 34:8

Moses quickly bowed to the ground and prostrated himself in worship.

Worship » Postures in » Bowing

Exodus 34:8

Moses quickly bowed to the ground and prostrated himself in worship.

2 Chronicles 20:18

Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the assembled inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem fell face down in the LORD's presence and worshipped the LORD.

Topics on Bowing

Bowing Before David

9;25;23

When Abigail saw David, she quickly got down from the donkey and fell on her face before David, prostrating herself on the ground.

Bowing Before God

59;4;10

Humble yourselves in the Lord's presence, and he will exalt you.

Bowing Before Joseph

1;37;7

"We were tying sheaves together out in the middle of the fields, when all of a sudden, my sheaf stood up erect! And then your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf!"

Bowing Before Messiah

19;45;11

and the king will greatly desire your beauty. Because he is your lord, you should bow in respect before him.

Bowing Heads Before God

1;24;26

At this, the man bowed down and worshipped the LORD.

Bowing To False Gods

12;17;35

and with whom the LORD had made a covenant when he gave these orders to them:

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