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Theasaurus: Bowing

70 Bible Verses about Bowing

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Genesis 42:6

Now Joseph was the governor over the land. He [was] the one who sold [food] to all the people of the land. And the brothers of Joseph came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.

2 Samuel 1:2

On the third day, a man came from the camp from [being with] Saul, with his clothes torn and with dirt on his head. {When he came} to David, he fell to the ground and bowed down.

Psalm 72:9

Let [the] desert dwellers bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust.

Genesis 33:3

And he himself passed on before them and bowed down to the ground seven times until he came to his brother.

Genesis 43:26-28

And when Joseph came into the house they brought the gift that [was] in their hand into the house to him, and they bowed down before him to the ground. And {he greeted them} and said, "Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?" And they said, "Your servant our father [is] well; he is still alive." And they knelt and bowed down.

Genesis 49:8

Judah, [as for] you, your brothers shall praise you. Your hand [shall be] on the neck of your enemies. The sons of your father shall bow down to you.

Exodus 11:8

And all of these your servants will come down to me and bow to me, saying, 'Go out, you and all the people who [are] at your feet.' And afterward I will go out." And he went out from Pharaoh {in great anger}.

Exodus 18:7

And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed, and he kissed him, and {they each asked about the other's welfare}, and they came into the tent.

Ruth 2:10

And she fell on her face and bowed down to the ground and said to him, "Why have I found favor in your eyes by recognizing me--for I [am] a foreigner?"

1 Samuel 2:36

All the remainder of your household will come to bow down {before} him for a bit of silver or a loaf of bread and will say, "Please assign me to one of the {priestly offices} so that I can eat a morsel of bread." '"

1 Samuel 24:8

Then David got up afterward and went out of the cave and called after Saul, "My lord the king!" When Saul looked after him, David knelt down [with his] face to the ground and bowed down.

1 Samuel 25:23

When Abigail saw David, she hurried and got down from the donkey and fell on her face before {David's anger}, and she bowed down to the ground.

2 Samuel 15:5

It happened whenever anyone drew near to do obeisance to him, that he would stretch his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.

2 Samuel 18:28

Then Ahimaaz called and said to the king, "Peace." He bowed down to the king with his face to the ground, and he said, "May Yahweh your God be blessed, who has delivered the men who raised their hand against my lord the king."

1 Kings 1:16

Bathsheba knelt and bowed down before the king, and the king asked, "{What do you want}?"

1 Chronicles 21:21

Then David came to Ornan, and Ornan looked and saw David. And he went out from the threshing floor, and they bowed down to David, faces to the ground.

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be your {guardians}, and their queens your nurses. They shall bow down, {faces} [to the] ground, to you, and they will lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I [am] Yahweh; those who await me shall not be ashamed.

Genesis 18:2

And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men were standing near him. And he saw [them] and ran from the doorway of the tent to meet them. And he bowed down to the ground.

Genesis 19:1

And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening. And Lot was sitting in the gateway of Sodom. Then Lot saw [them] and stood up to meet them. And he bowed down [with his] face to the ground.

Numbers 22:31

Then Yahweh exposed the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of Yahweh standing in the road with his sword drawn in his hand, and he bowed down and worshiped to his face.

Luke 24:5

And [as] they were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, they said to them, "Why are you looking for the living among the dead?

Exodus 4:31

And the people believed when they heard that Yahweh had attended to the {Israelites} and that he had seen their misery, and they knelt down and they worshiped.

2 Chronicles 20:18

Then Jehoshaphat bowed his face down to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before Yahweh to worship Yahweh.

Genesis 17:3

Then Abram fell upon his face and God spoke with him, saying,

Exodus 12:27

you will say, 'It [is] a Passover sacrifice for Yahweh, who passed over the houses of the {Israelites} in Egypt when he struck Egypt; and he delivered our houses.'" And the people knelt down and they worshiped.

Exodus 34:8

And Moses hurried and knelt down to the earth and worshiped.

Deuteronomy 26:10

And now, look, I am bringing the firstfruit of the fruit of the ground that you gave to me, Yahweh,' and you shall place it {before} Yahweh your God, and you shall bow down {before} Yahweh your God.

Deuteronomy 33:3

Moreover, {he loves his people}, all the holy ones [were] in your hand, and they bowed down to your feet, {each one accepted directions from you}.

1 Kings 1:47

The servants of the king also came to congratulate our lord King David, saying, 'Your God has made the name of Solomon better than your name and his throne greater than your throne!' So the king worshiped on the bed.

2 Kings 17:36

Rather, Yahweh, who brought you out from the land of Egypt with great strength and with an outstretched arm--him you shall fear, and to him you shall bow down, and to him you shall sacrifice.

1 Chronicles 29:20

And David said to all the assembly, "Bless Yahweh your God!" And all the assembly blessed Yahweh, the God of their ancestors. And they bowed down and prostrated themselves before Yahweh and the king.

2 Chronicles 29:28

Then all the assembly bowed down, and the song was sung, and the trumpeters trumpeted--all [together] until the end of the burnt offering.

Nehemiah 8:6

Then Ezra blessed Yahweh the great God, and all of the people answered, "Amen! Amen!" while lifting their hands. Then they bowed down and worshiped Yahweh [with their] noses to the ground.

Isaiah 66:23

And this shall happen: From {new moon to new moon} and from {Sabbath to Sabbath} all flesh shall come to bow in worship before me," says Yahweh.

Psalm 5:7

{But as for me}, through the abundance of your steadfast love I will enter your house. I will bow down toward {your holy temple} in awe [of] you.

Psalm 138:2

I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name, because of your loyal love and faithfulness, for you have magnified your word according to all your name.

Exodus 32:8

They have turned aside quickly from the way that I commanded them; they have made for themselves a cast-image bull calf, and they bowed to it, and they sacrificed to it, and they said, 'These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.'"

2 Kings 17:16

They abandoned all the commands of Yahweh their God and made for themselves two molten calf-shaped idols; they made a pole of Asherah worship and bowed down to the army of the heavens and served Baal.

Isaiah 2:8

Its land is filled [with] idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what they made [with] their fingers.

Numbers 25:2

And they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and worshiped their gods.

Deuteronomy 29:26

And they went and served other gods and bowed down to them, gods whom they did not know them and he had not allotted to them.

2 Kings 21:3

He returned and rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed. He erected altars for Baal and made a pole of Asherah worship just as Ahab king of Israel had made, and he bowed down to all of the host of heaven and served them.

2 Chronicles 25:14

And it happened [that] after Amaziah came [back] from killing the Edomites, he brought the gods of the sons of Seir, and he stood them up to himself as gods and bowed down before them and make smoke offerings for them.

Isaiah 44:17

And he makes the remainder of it into a god! He bows down to his idol, and he bows in worship and prays to him, and he says, "Save me, for you [are] my god!"

Ezekiel 8:16

And he brought me to the inner courtyard of the house of Yahweh, and look, [at] the doorway of the temple of Yahweh, between the portico and the altar, [there were] about twenty-five men [with] their backs to the temple of Yahweh and their faces toward the east, and they [were] bowing down toward the east before the sun.

Micah 5:13

And I will cut off your idols and your stone pillars from among you, and you will no longer bow down to the work of your hands.

Philippians 2:10

so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [those] in heaven and of [those] on earth and of [those] under the earth,

Matthew 8:2

And behold, a leper approached [and] worshiped him, saying, "Lord, if you are willing, you are able to make me clean."

Matthew 9:18

[As] he was saying these [things] to them, behold, one of the rulers came [and] knelt down before him, saying, "My daughter has just now died, but come, place your hand on her and she will live!"

Matthew 15:25

But she came [and] knelt down before him, saying, "Lord, help me!"

Matthew 27:29

and weaving a crown of thorns, they put [it] on his head, and [put] a reed in his right hand. And kneeling down before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!"

Mark 10:17

And [as] he was setting out on [his] way, one [individual] ran up and knelt down before him [and] asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do so that I will inherit eternal life?"

Luke 17:16

And he fell on [his] face at his feet, giving thanks to him. And he was a Samaritan.

Psalm 35:14

I {behaved} as [though he were] a friend [or] as a brother to me. As one lamenting a mother, I was bowed down [in] mourning.

Psalm 145:14

Yahweh upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.

Psalm 38:6

I am bowed down; I am bent over greatly. All the day I go about mourning.

Psalm 57:6

They have set a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down. They have dug a pit before me; they have fallen into the midst of it. Selah

Lamentations 2:10

They sit on the ground, the elders of the daughter of Zion are silent. They cast dust on their head, they have put on sackcloth; the young women of Jerusalem have bowed their head down to the ground.

From Thematic Bible


Bowing » In obeisance

Genesis 37:7

Now behold, we were binding sheaves in the midst of the field and, behold, my sheaf stood up and it remained standing. Then behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf."

Genesis 43:28

And they said, "Your servant our father [is] well; he is still alive." And they knelt and bowed down.

Exodus 18:7

And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed, and he kissed him, and {they each asked about the other's welfare}, and they came into the tent.

2 Samuel 15:5

It happened whenever anyone drew near to do obeisance to him, that he would stretch his hand and take hold of him and kiss him.

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be your {guardians}, and their queens your nurses. They shall bow down, {faces} [to the] ground, to you, and they will lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I [am] Yahweh; those who await me shall not be ashamed.

More verses: Matthew 2:11 Luke 8:41

Bowing » What not to bow down before

Exodus 23:24

" 'You will not bow to their gods, and you will not serve them, and you will not act according to their actions, because you will utterly demolish them, and you will utterly break their stone pillars.

Exodus 20:2-5

"I [am] Yahweh, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slaves. "There shall be for you no other gods before me. "You shall not make for yourself a divine image [with] any form that [is] in the heavens above or that [is] in the earth below or that [is] in the water below the earth. read more.
You will not bow down to them, and you will not serve them, because I [am] Yahweh your God, a jealous God, punishing [the] guilt of [the] parents on the children on [the] third and on [the] fourth [generations] of those hating me,

Leviticus 26:1

" 'You shall not make for yourselves idols and divine images, and you shall not raise up stone pillars for yourselves, and you shall not put a sculptured stone in your land in order to worship before it, because I [am] Yahweh your God.

Deuteronomy 5:6-9

'I [am] Yahweh your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. [There] shall not be for you other gods {besides me}. 'You shall not make for yourself a divine image of any [type] of form that [is] in the heaven above or that [is] on the earth beneath or that [is] in the water under the earth. read more.
'You shall not bow down to them, and you shall not serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, [am] a jealous God, punishing the guilt of fathers upon [their] children and upon [the] third and upon [the] fourth generation of [those] hating me,

Joshua 23:6-7

Be very strong to observe carefully all that is written in the scroll of the law of Moses so as not to turn aside from it, [to] the right or left, so as not to go among these remaining nations with you; {do not profess} the name of their gods, and do not swear by them, serve them, or {bow down to them}.

Bowing » Everyone bowing before the lord

Philippians 2:9-11

Therefore also God exalted him and graciously granted him the name above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [those] in heaven and of [those] on earth and of [those] under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Psalm 22:28-29

Because the kingship belongs to Yahweh, and [he] rules over the nations. All [the] {healthy ones} of [the] earth will eat and worship. Before him all [of] those descending [into the] dust will kneel, even he [who] cannot keep his soul alive.

Isaiah 45:22-23

Turn to me and be saved, all [the] ends of [the] earth, for I [am] God and there is none besides [me]. I have sworn by myself; a word that shall not return has gone forth from my mouth [in] righteousness: 'Every knee shall kneel down to me; every tongue shall swear.'

Romans 14:11

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

Bowing » In prayer

Exodus 4:31

And the people believed when they heard that Yahweh had attended to the {Israelites} and that he had seen their misery, and they knelt down and they worshiped.

Exodus 12:27

you will say, 'It [is] a Passover sacrifice for Yahweh, who passed over the houses of the {Israelites} in Egypt when he struck Egypt; and he delivered our houses.'" And the people knelt down and they worshiped.

Exodus 34:8

And Moses hurried and knelt down to the earth and worshiped.

Bowing » Why you should bow down to God the father

Ephesians 3:14-16

On account of this, I bend my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person,

Bowing » Who bows before the good

Proverbs 14:19

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

Bowing » Bowing before the lord

Bowing » In worship

2 Chronicles 7:3

When all the {Israelites} saw the fire come down and the glory of Yahweh upon the house, they knelt down [with their] faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to Yahweh, for [he is] good, for his loyal love [is] everlasting.

Idolatry » Other customs of » Bowing

1 Kings 19:18

I will leave in Israel seven thousand, all of the knees that have not bowed down to Baal and all of the mouths that have not kissed him."

2 Kings 5:18

As far as this matter, may Yahweh pardon your servant when my master goes [into] the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he [is] leaning himself on my arm, that I also bow down [in] the house of Rimmon: when I bow down [in] the house of Rimmon, may Yahweh please pardon your servant in this matter."

Prayer » Postures in prayer » Bowing

Exodus 4:31

And the people believed when they heard that Yahweh had attended to the {Israelites} and that he had seen their misery, and they knelt down and they worshiped.

Exodus 12:27

you will say, 'It [is] a Passover sacrifice for Yahweh, who passed over the houses of the {Israelites} in Egypt when he struck Egypt; and he delivered our houses.'" And the people knelt down and they worshiped.

Exodus 34:8

And Moses hurried and knelt down to the earth and worshiped.

Worship » Postures in » Bowing

Exodus 34:8

And Moses hurried and knelt down to the earth and worshiped.

2 Chronicles 20:18

Then Jehoshaphat bowed his face down to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before Yahweh to worship Yahweh.

Topics on Bowing

Bowing Before David

9;25;23

When Abigail saw David, she hurried and got down from the donkey and fell on her face before {David's anger}, and she bowed down to the ground.

Bowing Before God

59;4;10

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

Bowing Before Joseph

1;37;7

Now behold, we were binding sheaves in the midst of the field and, behold, my sheaf stood up and it remained standing. Then behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf."

Bowing Before Messiah

19;45;11

Let the king desire your beauty. Because he [is] your lord, therefore bow down to him.

Bowing Heads Before God

1;24;26

And the man knelt down and worshiped Yahweh.

Bowing To False Gods

12;17;35

Yahweh had {made} a covenant with them and commanded them, "You shall not fear other gods, nor shall you bow down to them, nor shall you serve them, nor shall you sacrifice to them.