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70 Bible Verses about Bowing

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Genesis 42:6

And Joseph was the lord over the land, and he it was that sold the wheat to all the people of the land; and Joseph's brethren came and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.

2 Samuel 1:2

it came to pass on the third day that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent and earth upon his head, and so it was when he came to David, that he fell to the earth and did obeisance.

Psalm 72:9

Those that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him, and his enemies shall lick the dust.

Genesis 33:3

And he passed over in front of them and bowed himself to the ground seven times until he came near to his brother.

Genesis 43:26-28

And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which they had in their hand in 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 answered, Thy slave our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads and made obeisance.

Genesis 49:8

Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; thy father's sons shall bow down before thee.

Exodus 11:8

And all these thy slaves shall come down unto me and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Go out, and all the people that follow thee; and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great 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 of their peace; and they came into the tent.

Ruth 2:10

Then she fell on her face and bowed herself to the ground and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes that thou should acknowledge me, seeing I am a stranger?

1 Samuel 2:36

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

1 Samuel 24:8

David also arose afterward and went out of the cave and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth and worshipped.

1 Samuel 25:23

And when Abigail saw David, she hastened 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 anyone came near unto him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand and took him and kissed him.

2 Samuel 18:28

And Ahimaaz called and said unto the king peace. And he fell down to the earth upon his face before the king, and said, Blessed be the LORD thy God, who has delivered up those men that lifted up their hand against my lord the king.

1 Kings 1:16

And Bathsheba bowed and worshipped the king. And the king said, What dost thou desire?

1 Chronicles 21:21

And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David and went out of the threshingfloor 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 their face toward the earth and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for those that wait for me shall not be ashamed.

Genesis 18:2

and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, three men stood by him; and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door and bowed himself toward the ground

Genesis 19:1

And the two angels came to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom, and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground,

Numbers 22:31

Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way and his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed down his head and fell flat on his face.

Luke 24:5

and as they were afraid and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

Exodus 4:31

And the people believed; and hearing that the LORD had visited the sons of Israel and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed and worshipped.

2 Chronicles 20:18

Then Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and likewise all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD.

Genesis 17:3

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

Genesis 24:26

Then the man bowed down his head and worshipped the LORD.

Exodus 12:27

That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses. Then the people bowed and worshipped.

Exodus 34:8

Then Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth and worshipped.

Deuteronomy 26:10

And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God and worship before the LORD thy God.

Deuteronomy 33:3

Yea, he loved the peoples; all his saints are in thy hand; they also united at thy feet; they received thy words.

1 Kings 1:47

And moreover, the king's slaves came to bless our lord King David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king worshipped upon the bed.

2 Kings 17:36

but only the LORD your God 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

Then David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers and bowed down and worshipped before the LORD and the king.

2 Chronicles 29:28

And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpets sounded; and all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.

Nehemiah 8:6

and Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, lifting up their hands; and they humbled themselves and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

Isaiah 66:23

And it shall come to pass that from one new moon to another and from one sabbath to another all flesh shall come to worship before me, said the LORD.

Psalm 5:7

But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear I will worship toward thy holy temple.

Psalm 138:2

I will worship the temple of thy holiness and praise thy name above thy mercy and thy truth; for thou hast made thy name to be magnificent and raised up thy spoken word above all things.

Exodus 32:8

They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them; they have made themselves a molten calf and have worshipped it and have sacrificed unto it and said, These are thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

2 Kings 17:16

And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God and made themselves molten images, even two calves, and made groves and worshipped all the host of heaven and served Baal;

Isaiah 2:8

Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:

Numbers 25:2

who called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods; and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.

Deuteronomy 29:26

for they went and served other gods and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not and who had not given anything unto them.

2 Kings 21:3

For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah, his father, had destroyed, and he raised up altars for Baal and made a grove, as Ahab, king of Israel, had done; and he worshipped all the host of heaven and served those things.

2 Chronicles 25:14

Now after Amaziah came back from the slaughter of the Edomites, he brought the gods of the sons of Seir and set them up to be his gods and bowed down before them and burned incense unto them.

Isaiah 44:17

the residue of it he turns into god, into his graven image; he humbles himself before it and worships it and prays unto it and says, Deliver me; for thou art my god.

Ezekiel 8:16

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

Micah 5:13

and I will cause thy graven images and thy images to be destroyed out of the midst of thee; and never again shalt thou worship the work of thine hands.

Philippians 2:10

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth,

Matthew 8:2

And, behold, a leper came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou art willing, thou art able to cleanse me.

Matthew 9:18

While he spoke these things unto them, behold, a certain ruler came and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead; but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

Matthew 15:25

Then she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

Matthew 27:29

And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head and a reed in his right hand; and they bowed the knee before him and mocked him, saying, Receive joy, King of the Jews!

Mark 10:17

And as he was leaving to continue his way, there came one running, who kneeled before him and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

Luke 17:16

and fell down 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 my friend or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one that mourns for his mother.

Psalm 145:14

Samech The LORD upholds all that fall and raises up all those that are oppressed.

Psalm 38:6

I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 57:6

They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down; they have dug a pit before me, into the midst of which they are fallen themselves. Selah.

Psalm 146:8

The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; the LORD raises those that are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous:

Lamentations 2:10

Jod The elders of the daughter of Zion sat upon the ground and are silent: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth; the daughters of Jerusalem hung their heads down to the ground.

From Thematic Bible


Bowing » In obeisance

Genesis 37:7

For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about and made obeisance to my sheaf.

Genesis 43:28

And they answered, Thy slave our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads 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 of their peace; and they came into the tent.

2 Samuel 15:5

And it was so, that when anyone came near unto him 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 their face toward the earth and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for those that wait for me shall not be ashamed.

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 works; but thou shalt utterly overthrow them and completely break down their images.

Exodus 20:2-5

I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt out of the house of slavery. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath nor that is in the water under the earth. read more.
Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me

Leviticus 26:1

Ye shall make no idols for yourselves nor graven image, neither shall you raise up a title, neither shall ye place any painted stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I AM your God.

Deuteronomy 5:6-9

I AM thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt from the house of slavery. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make thee any graven image or any likeness of any thing that is in the heavens above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the waters beneath the earth. read more.
Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them, for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me

Joshua 23:6-7

Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses without turning aside to the right hand or to the left that ye not enter in among these Gentiles that remain among you; neither make 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

Therefore, God also has highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is Lord in the glory of God the Father.

Psalm 22:28-29

For the kingdom is the LORD's, and he shall have dominion over the Gentiles. All those that are fat upon earth shall eat and worship; all those that go down to the dust shall bow before him; and no one can keep his own soul alive.

Isaiah 45:22-23

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no one 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, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Bowing » In prayer

Genesis 24:26

Then the man bowed down his head and worshipped the LORD.

Exodus 4:31

And the people believed; and hearing that the LORD had visited the sons of Israel and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed and worshipped.

Exodus 12:27

That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses. Then the people bowed and worshipped.

Exodus 34:8

Then Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth and worshipped.

Bowing » Why you should bow down to God the father

Ephesians 3:14-16

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (of whom the whole family in the heavens and on earth is named), that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man,

Bowing » Who bows before the good

Proverbs 14:19

Those who are evil shall bow before those who are good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Bowing » Bowing before the lord

Bowing » In worship

2 Chronicles 7:3

And when all the sons of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they fell to the ground upon the pavement upon their faces and worshipped and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good, for his mercy endures for ever.

Idolatry » Other customs of » Bowing

1 Kings 19:18

And I will cause seven thousand to remain in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which has not kissed him.

2 Kings 5:18

In this thing may the LORD pardon thy slave, that when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, if I also bow myself in the house of Rimmon, that the LORD pardon thy slave in this thing, if I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon.

Prayer » Postures in prayer » Bowing

Genesis 24:26

Then the man bowed down his head and worshipped the LORD.

Exodus 4:31

And the people believed; and hearing that the LORD had visited the sons of Israel and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed and worshipped.

Exodus 12:27

That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses. Then the people bowed and worshipped.

Exodus 34:8

Then Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth and worshipped.

Worship » Postures in » Bowing

Exodus 34:8

Then Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth and worshipped.

2 Chronicles 20:18

Then Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and likewise all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD.

Topics on Bowing

Bowing Before David

1 Samuel 25:23

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

Bowing Before Joseph

Genesis 37:7

For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about and made obeisance to my sheaf.

Bowing To False Gods

2 Kings 17:35

with whom the LORD had made a covenant and charged them, saying, Ye shall not fear other gods, nor worship them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them,